|Believe me I don't misundestand. Anything after the \\ is the server name.|
What you are asking for is I want 1234 Broadway but you don't want to signify what city or state it is in. Doesn't work with a postal letter and it won't work in networking. Syntax is server than the share on that server
You also are not thinking in the terms of a network.
What I mean by that is a share shows up under the browsed to server as sharename. Like Astrodon for server and myshare for the share. That share maybe groupdata\data or even a long nested folder.
Users on the network only see the share name not the folders above it.
"I understand that I can't share the root of \\groupdata or \\fileserver."
Your example is not correct. \\groupdata is not a server name. Its a folder. You can share the root of \\filerserver by \\fileserver\c$ which is a default admin share or make a new share. Might want to experiment with that sometime.
there are two perspectives: one when at the server and one when looking at the server from a workstation. This is the precept you need to understand.
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