I have installed 2008R2, and added the file Server Role.

  • Created a volume, and created a new share in that voluem (all from the File Server GUI)

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When my users log to the \servername\ they do not see the share.

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  • When I check the folder properties (right click) it says that the folder is not share)

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My question:

  • What does File server manage if it can't set correctly the share options on the shared folder?
  • or is my process wrong?

Do I need to still "Enable Sharing" on the folder? I so hope not too.


You are sharing through NFS. You should share through CIFS/SMB


You are sharing with NFS (Network File System) which is typically used to share files in a Unix/Linux environment. The Windows world typically uses SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/Common Internet File System). You can share a folder with SMB/CIFS from the Sharing tab shown in your screenshot, or you can select SMB from the Provision a Shared Folder Wizard in the Share and Storage Management tool.

Provision a Shared Folder Wizard

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