Advenced sharing, share name

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deurmat posted on 05-04-2012 4:04 AM

Hi, I have adjusted a script I found online for adding the correct permissions to some shared folders.

Here is a part of the code I use.

# users rights for SYSTEM
$colRights = [System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemRights]"FullControl"
$InheritanceFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]"ContainerInherit,ObjectInherit"
$PropagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None
$objType =[System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Allow
$objUser = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount("SYSTEM")
$objACE = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule `
($objUser, $colRights, $InheritanceFlag, $PropagationFlag, $objType)
$objACL = Get-ACL "C:\shared\users"
Set-ACL "C:\shared\users" $objACL

Now this folder "users" should not be visible on the client PC's. So in advanced sharing I normaly adjust the share name to "users$".

I can't find the solution for how to do this in my script online. Does anyone here maybe have an idea?

Thx in advance!

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Programmatically, you have to do this when the share is initially created - create it with the desired name. 

But this script isn't creating a share (like users$) - it's only creating, and assigning permissions, to folders. You would then normally run a command like NET SHARE to actually share the folder, and that command is where you specify the share name (like users$).

If someone is physically using the computer, they will be able to see C;\Shared\Users in Windows Explorer. Someone on the network will not see the Users$ share, though, unless they're an administrator.

Understand that there are two components here: The FOLDER and then the SHARE, which makes the folder accessible to the network. 

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Ow, I have created the shares like this:


$Sharename = @("C:\shared\fldredir","C:\shared\profiles","C:\shared\programs","C:\shared\shared","C:\shared\tseprofiles","C:\shared\users")

Foreach ($item in $sharename){
    New-Item $item -type Directory   


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No, those aren't shares, those are directories on disk. That's different from a share ("shared folder"). 

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