Definition of resource on a network in The Network Encyclopedia.
What is Resource on a Network?
Any files, applications, or devices on a network that users need access to. Examples of network resources include the following:
Shared folders and volumes:
Contain files that users need to access. Users can be granted different levels of permissions on these shares. For example, users might be given read-only permission for shares that contain administrative documents, modify permission for shares that contain workgroup documents, and full control permission for their own personal shared folders.
Allow many users to print to a single print device. You can control access to the printer by using print permissions and by setting priorities and times for accessing printers.
Allow users to access back-end applications (such as databases) using front-end clients. These applications can be standard .exe executables or scripted Web server applications such as those developed using Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) technology.
Allow HTML-based documents and applications to be shared and accessed from any platform by using a standard Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers:
Allow files to be shared between different operating system platforms such as UNIX and Microsoft Windows.