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How to Disable a File Share on a server via a text file

Posted on 2014-11-07
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I need to disable multiple file shares from users who are no longer in our organization. I have added all of the share names to a text file but need to set the text file so that the PowerShell Script can call it so that it can then remove all of the shares from the text file from the 1 share server name.

Not sure if I need the $ included in the usernames though since the actual share is restricted to usera$

Thank you

Example of what is in the text file:

usera
userb
userc

PS C:\> Remove-SmbShare -Name Files -CimSession SRV2K12RC

Confirm

Are you sure you want to perform this action?

SRV2K12RC: Performing operation 'Remove-Share' on Target

  '*,Files'.

[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?]

  Help (default is "Y"):
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Question by:robertarenson
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by:Qlemo
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We need the $, as it is part of the SMB share name, and hence we have to add it to the text file content. The command looks strange, but works.
Remove-SMBShare -Name ((Get-Content RemoveUsers.txt) -replace '$', '$') -CimSession Srv2k12rc -force -whatif

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Remove the last switch to apply the change. As-is the removal is only simulated.
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Getting a really strange error when I try to run the PowerShell Script on my Windows 2003 Server.

The term 'Remove-SMBShare' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check  the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

At C:\temp\DisabledShares\DisableMaverickUsersShares.ps1:1 char:16
+ Remove-SMBShare <<<<  -Name ((Get-Content DisableMaverickUsersShare.txt) -replace '$', '$') -CimSession maverick -force -whatif
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Remove-SMBShare:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
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You can't run it on W2003. It only works in PS3 on W8/W2012 and later.
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by:robertarenson
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Darn, the share server is only 2003 R2 server.
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Bad luck! You tried on your workstation before, obviously.
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Unable to get to work
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