Enabling a folder share in Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation

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.
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAsked:
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ktaczalaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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.
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Sorry my mistake I meant the Net Share command doesn't work.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What is there error?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Post a screen shot.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Did you add the File Server role?
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Hi Leew,

See screenshot

Thank you.
ShareIssue.PNG
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Why are you running that in a PowerShell prompt?  Run it in a command prompt.
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ktaczalaCommented:
Try,

 net share corefig=c:\corefig /G everyone:f
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
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.
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ktaczalaCommented:
OOPs sorry wrong command. Ignore that

 Are you in powershell?  Try from C:\ prompt.
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ktaczalaCommented:
gee leew is too fast,  I didn't see his comment before I typed mine.
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Tried from C:\ directory same result.
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ktaczalaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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
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ktaczalaCommented:
try testing without the /grant part just share the folder. lets do this one step at a time.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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?
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Thanks man that did the trick.
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