Need a PowerShell script to list shares and share permissions residing on a remote server

Posted on 2008-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm a VERY new user to powerShell and would like to get a listing of the shares and share permissions on remote servers.  I know the start is "Get-WMIObject Win32_Share -computername myserver" but beyond that I haven't been successful.  What I'm looking for is something like the following:
User1 - modify
User2 - readOnly
Domain Admins - full

Question by:Diannec
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Expert Comment

ID: 22799791
Do you want NTFS permissions or Share permissions?

Author Comment

ID: 22802735
right now I'm looking for Share permissions
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BSonPosh earned 250 total points
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Ah... that is quite another beast.

unfortunately, I believe you need to rely on an external app for this one

rmtshare (from NT 4.0 reskit)

This assumes rmtshare is in your path.
$results = rmtshare.exe $share

$results | ?{$_ -match "\w+\\.+\:"}

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Expert Comment

ID: 25578846
I found a webpage describing solution without relying on external tools here:

PS C:\> Get-ShareACL Test
PS C:\> (Get-ShareACL Test).Access

function Get-ShareACL {


    [String]$Name = "%",

    [String]$Computer = $Env:ComputerName



  $Shares = @() 

  Get-WMIObject Win32_Share `

    -Computer $Computer -Filter "Name LIKE '$Name'" | `


      $Access = @();

      If ($_.Type -eq 0) {

        $SD = (Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_LogicalShareSecuritySetting `

          -Computer $Computer `

          -Filter "Name='$($_.Name)'").GetSecurityDescriptor().Descriptor

        $SD.DACL | %{

          $Trustee = $_.Trustee.Name

          If ($_.Trustee.Domain -ne $Null) { $Trustee = "$($_.Trustee.Domain)\$Trustee" }

          $Access += New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule( `

            $Trustee, $_.AccessMask, $_.AceType)



      $Shares += $_ | Select-Object Name, Path, Description, Caption, `

        @{n='Type';e={ Switch ($_.Type) {

          0 { "Disk Drive" }

          1 { "Print Queue" }

          2 { "Device" }

          2147483648 { "Disk Drive Admin" }

          2147483649 { "Print Queue Admin" }

          2147483650 { "Device Admin" }

          2147483651 { "IPC Admin" } }} }, `

        MaximumAllowed, AllowMaximum, Status, InstallDate, `

        @{n='Access';e={ $Access }}


  Return $Shares


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