Solved

Enabling a folder share in Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation

Posted on 2013-12-22
17
4,687 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
Heyas,

How do I create and enable full access to folder share in Windows Server 2012 R2? The netshare command doesn't seem to work.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Zack
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
17 Comments
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39735423
have you tried the NET command?

Type NET /? at a command prompt.  NETSHARE won't work and won't be found because it's not correct.  NET SHARE is.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Zack
ID: 39735427
Sorry my mistake I meant the Net Share command doesn't work.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39735430
What is there error?
0
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39735431
Post a screen shot.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39735432
Did you add the File Server role?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Zack
ID: 39735435
Hi Leew,

See screenshot

Thank you.
ShareIssue.PNG
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39735444
Why are you running that in a PowerShell prompt?  Run it in a command prompt.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ktaczala
ID: 39735450
Try,

 net share corefig=c:\corefig /G everyone:f
0
 

Author Comment

by:Zack
ID: 39735454
Hi Leew,

No options to launch CMD from the Windows Server Core.  The command
'net share corefig=c:\corefig /G everyone:f' didn't work error message 'You have used an option with an invalid value'.

Thank you.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ktaczala
ID: 39735456
OOPs sorry wrong command. Ignore that

 Are you in powershell?  Try from C:\ prompt.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ktaczala
ID: 39735459
gee leew is too fast,  I didn't see his comment before I typed mine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Zack
ID: 39735463
Tried from C:\ directory same result.
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:ktaczala
ktaczala earned 340 total points
ID: 39735464
Here's a link for exactly what you are trying to do.  Notice they are at the command prompt,
http://www.omnisecu.com/windows-2008/server-core/how-to-create-and-manage-network-shares-in-windows-2008-server-core-computer.php
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
ktaczala earned 340 total points
ID: 39735465
here's how to get to cmd prompt.

press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, open Task Manager, click More Details. The File menu opens. In the File menu, click Run new task, and then start either Cmd.exe or Powershell.exe.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ktaczala
ID: 39735468
try testing without the /grant part just share the folder. lets do this one step at a time.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39735473
You're problem is that you're running this in a PowerShell prompt.  

You can use powershell to create a share, but NET SHARE works just fine in a COMMAND prompt.  Run CMD and you'll find it works.

More on PowerShell share creation:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/09/16/how-to-use-powershell-to-create-shared-folders-in-windows-7.aspx

WHY are you running a core install?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Zack
ID: 39737313
Thanks man that did the trick.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In my previous 24 VMware Articles (http://www.experts-exchange.com/ARTH_1864316.html?arthOrderBy=3&arthSort=1#arth), most featured Intermediate VMware Topics. My next series of articles concentrated on topics for the VMware Novice;   If you would…
You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question