Posted On 2007-04-24 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference Resource Kit
Tags: Windows Commandline Windows
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List or edit a file share or print share (on any computer)

Although missing from recent Resource Kits, this VBS script does still work under 2K/XP. The preferred method for creating shares is the RMTShare command, which can also grant permissions.

List Shares
Share.vbs /L
[/S (server)] [/U (username)] [/W (password)] [/O (outputfile)]

Create a Share Share.vbs /C /N (name) /P (path) [/T (type)] [/V (description)]

[/S (server)] [/U (username)] [/W (password)] [/O (outputfile)]

Delete a Share Share.vbs /D /N (name)

[/S (server)] [/U (username)] [/W (password)] [/O (outputfile)]

/L List
/C Create
/D Delete
/N name Name of the share to be created or deleted.
/P path Path of the share to be created. /v description A description for the share.
/T type Type of the share to be created. (Disk, Printer, IPC or Special)
/S server A machine name.
/U username The current user's name.
/W password Password of the current user.
/O outputfile Output file name.


List the shares on the machine \\Frodo

cscript Share.vbs /L /s Frodo

Create a file share called "scratch" on the local machine:

cscript Share.vbs /c /n scratch /p "c:\my shared files" /t Disk /v "project files"

Delete the share named "scratch" on the machine \\Frodo

cscript Share.vbs /d /n scratch /s Frodo

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