Share a Resource

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the Provision a Shared Folder Wizard in Share and Storage Management to share the content of folders and volumes in your server over the network. With this wizard, you can:

  • Specify the folder or volume that you want to share or create a new folder to share.

  • Specify the network sharing protocol that will be used to access the shared resource.

  • Change the local NTFS permissions for the folder or volume that you will be sharing.

  • Specify share access permissions, user limits, and offline access to files in the shared resource.

  • Publish the shared resource to a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace.

  • If Services for Network File System (NFS) has been installed, specify NFS-based access permissions for the shared resource.

  • If File Server Resource Manager has been installed, apply storage quotas to the new shared resource, and create file screens to limit the type of files that can be stored in it.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at

To share a folder or volume

  1. In the Actions pane, click Provision Share.

  2. Follow the steps in the Provision a Shared Folder Wizard to create and configure a shared resource.

Additional considerations

  • To open Share and Storage Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Share and Storage Management.

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