PowerShell for Windows Admins

Mar 12 2010   4:06PM GMT

Shares: Creating I

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

we’ve seen a few things we can do with shares – its time to look at creating them. A simple share craetion script will look like this

New-Item -Path c:\ -Name share1 -ItemType Directory
New-Item -Path c:\share1 -Name shareA -ItemType Directory
New-Item -Path c:\share1 -Name shareB -ItemType Directory

$s = [WmiClass]"Win32_Share"
$s.Create("c:\share1", "Test1", 0, $null, "Test share1")

We create some folders in a hierarchy with New-Item and then create an instance of the Win32_Share class using the [WmiClass] type accelerator.

We can then call the create method. The parameters are:

  • folder path
  • share name
  • share type – 0 = disk share
  • maximum connections allowed – $null means unlimited
  • description

This sets default permissions on the share

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