Delete method of the Win32_Share class

The Delete WMI class method deletes a share name from a server's list of shared resources, disconnecting connections to the shared resource.

This topic uses Managed Object Format (MOF) syntax. For more information about using this method, see Calling a Method.

Syntax

uint32 Delete();

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Return value

Returns one of the values listed in the following list, or any other value to indicate an error. For additional error codes, see WMI Error Constants or WbemErrorEnum. For general HRESULT values, see System Error Codes.

Success (0)

Access denied (2)

Unknown failure (8)

Invalid name (9)

Invalid level (10)

Invalid parameter (21)

Duplicate share (22)

Redirected path (23)

Unknown device or directory (24)

Net name not found (25)

Other (26 4294967295)

Remarks

The Delete method is an object method and is used on an instance of a class.

Only members of the Administrators or Account Operators local group or those with Communication, Print, or Server operator group membership can successfully execute the method. The Print operator can delete only printer queues. The Communication operator can delete only communication-device queues.

Examples

The following VBScript code sample deletes the specified share.

On Error Resume Next

ComputerName = InputBox("Enter the computer name:", "Delete Share", "localhost")

SName = InputBox("Enter the name of the share:", "Delete Share")



Set Shares = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & ComputerName & _
 "\root\cimv2").ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Share WHERE name = '" & SName & "'")



For Each Share in Shares
 Share.Delete()
Next

The following PowerShell code sample deletes blank shares.

$Shares = Get-WMIObject Win32_Share | Where {$_.Name -eq ""}

Foreach ($Share in $Shares) {
   $Share.Delete()
}
"{0} blank shares found and removed" -f $shares.count

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows Vista
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008
Namespace
Root\CIMV2
MOF
CIMWin32.mof
DLL
CIMWin32.dll

See also

Operating System Classes

Win32_Share