Get-SmbShare

Retrieves the SMB shares on the computer.

Syntax

Get-SmbShare
   [[-Name] <String[]>]
   [[-ScopeName] <String[]>]
   [-Scoped <Boolean[]>]
   [-Special <Boolean[]>]
   [-ContinuouslyAvailable <Boolean[]>]
   [-ShareState <ShareState[]>]
   [-FolderEnumerationMode <FolderEnumerationMode[]>]
   [-CachingMode <CachingMode[]>]
   [-ConcurrentUserLimit <UInt32[]>]
   [-AvailabilityType <AvailabilityType[]>]
   [-CaTimeout <UInt32[]>]
   [-EncryptData <Boolean[]>]
   [-IncludeHidden]
   [-SmbInstance <SmbInstance>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-SmbShare cmdlet retrieves objects that represent the Server Message Block (SMB) shares being displayed by the computer.

Examples

Example 1: Get SMB shares

PS C:\>Get-SMBShare
Name                          ScopeName                     Path                          Description 
----                          ---------                     ----                          ----------- 
ADMIN$                        *                             C:\Windows                    Remote Admin 
C$                            *                             C:\                           Default share 
ClusterStorage$               Contoso-SO                    C:\ClusterStorage             Cluster Shared Volumes Def... 
D$                            *                             D:\                           Default share 
F$                            *                             F:\                           Default share 
G$                            *                             G:\                           Default share 
H$                            *                             H:\                           Default share 
I$                            Contoso-FS                    I:\                           Cluster Default Share 
I$                            *                             I:\                           Default share 
IPC$                          *                                                           Remote IPC 
J$                            Contoso-FS                    J:\                           Cluster Default Share 
J$                            *                             J:\                           Default share 
K$                            *                             K:\                           Default share 
L$                            *                             L:\                           Default share 
M$                            *                             M:\                           Default share 
N$                            *                             N:\                           Default share 
VMS1                          Contoso-FS                    I:\VMS 
VMS2                          Contoso-FS                    J:\VMS 
VMS3                          Contoso-SO                    C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\VMS 
VMS4                          Contoso-SO                    C:\ClusterStorage\Volume2\VMS 
VMS5                          *                             D:\VMS

This command retrieves the SMB shares on the computer.

Example 2: Get a specific SMB share on a specific computer

PS C:\>Get-SmbShare -Name "VMS1"
Name                          ScopeName                     Path                          Description 
----                          ---------                     ----                          ----------- 
VMS1                          Contoso-FS                    I:\VMS

This command retrieves the SMB shares on the computer named VMS1.

Example 3: Display information about the SMB share named 'VMS1' on the local computer in a list

PS C:\>Get-SmbShare -Name "VMS1" | Format-List
Name        : VMS1 
ScopeName   : Contoso-FS 
Path        : I:\VMS 
Description :

This command displays the information about the SMB share named 'VMS1' on the local computer as a formatted list.

Example 3: Display all properties about a specific SMB share on the local computer in a list

PS C:\>Get-SmbShare -Name "VMS1" | Format-List -Property *
PresetPathAcl         : System.Security.AccessControl.DirectorySecurity 
ShareState            : Online 
AvailabilityType      : Clustered 
ShareType             : FileSystemDirectory 
FolderEnumerationMode : Unrestricted 
CachingMode           : Manual 
CATimeout             : 0 
ConcurrentUserLimit   : 0 
ContinuouslyAvailable : True 
CurrentUsers          : 3 
Description           : 
EncryptData           : False 
Name                  : VMS1 
Path                  : I:\VMS 
Scoped                : True 
ScopeName             : Contoso-FS 
SecurityDescriptor    : O:BAG:DUD:(A;;FA;;;S-1-5-21-219828122-4198910963-4161819395-500)(A;;FA;;;S-1-5-21-219828122-419 
                        8910963-4161819395-1106)(A;;FA;;;S-1-5-21-219828122-4198910963-4161819395-1109) 
ShadowCopy            : False 
Special               : False 
Temporary             : False 
Volume                : \\?\Volume{b02c4ba7-e6f1-11e1-93eb-0008a1c0ef0d}\ 
PSComputerName        : 
CimClass              : ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/SMB:MSFT_SmbShare 
CimInstanceProperties : {AvailabilityType, CachingMode, CATimeout, ConcurrentUserLimit...} 
CimSystemProperties   : Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimSystemProperties

This command displays all of the information about the SMB share named 'VMS1' on the local computer as a formatted list.

Example 5: Get shares on the local computer that have scaled out availability

PS C:\>Get-SmbShare | Where-Object -Property AvailabilityType -Eq ScaleOut
Name                          ScopeName                     Path                          Description 
----                          ---------                     ----                          ----------- 
ClusterStorage$               Contoso-SO                    C:\ClusterStorage             Cluster Shared Volumes Def... 
VMS3                          Contoso-SO                    C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\VMS 
VMS4                          Contoso-SO                    C:\ClusterStorage\Volume2\VMS

This command retrieves the SMB shares on the computer that have scaled out availability.

Example 6: Get shares that are connected to a specific server

PS C:\>Get-SmbShare -ScopeName "Contoso-FS"
Name                          ScopeName                     Path                          Description 
----                          ---------                     ----                          ----------- 
I$                            Contoso-FS                    I:\                           Cluster Default Share 
J$                            Contoso-FS                    J:\                           Cluster Default Share 
VMS1                          Contoso-FS                    I:\VMS 
VMS2                          Contoso-FS                    J:\VMS

This command retrieves the SMB shares on the computer that are connected to the SMB server named Contoso-FS.

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AvailabilityType

Specifies the cluster type of the shares being enumerated.

Type:AvailabilityType[]
Parameter Sets:NonClustered, Clustered, ScaleOut, CSV, DFS
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CaTimeout

Specifies the continuous availability time-out of the shares being enumerated.

Type:UInt32[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CachingMode

Specifies the caching mode of the shares being enumerated.

Type:CachingMode[]
Parameter Sets:None, Manual, Documents, Programs, BranchCache, Unknown
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ConcurrentUserLimit

Specifies the concurrent user limit of the shares being enumerated.

Type:UInt32[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ContinuouslyAvailable

Indicates that the shares being enumerated should be continuously available.

Type:Boolean[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-EncryptData

Indicates that the shares being enumerated should be encrypted.

Type:Boolean[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-FolderEnumerationMode

Specifies the folder enumeration mode of the shares being enumerated.

Type:FolderEnumerationMode[]
Parameter Sets:AccessBased, Unrestricted
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IncludeHidden

Indicates that shares that are created and used internally are also enumerated.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies one or more SMB shares by share name.

Type:String[]
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ScopeName

Specifies the scope of the share by name.

Type:String[]
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Scoped

Indicates that the shares to be numerated should be scoped.

Type:Boolean[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ShareState

Specifies the state of the shares being enumerated.

Type:ShareState[]
Parameter Sets:Pending, Online, Offline
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SmbInstance

Specifies the input to this cmdlet. You can use this parameter, or you can pipe the input to this cmdlet.

Type:SmbInstance
Parameter Sets:Default, CSV, SBL, SR
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Special

Indicates that the shares to be numerated should be special. Admin share, default shares, IPC$ share are examples of special shares.

Type:Boolean[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/SMB/MSFT_SmbShare

The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object. The MSFT_SmbShare object represents the SMB shares on the computer.