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How to view shared folders in Windows Server 2019/2016

Hello! Windows Server users need to manage objects and users. In fact, this system is designed to manage roles and services. In that sense, one of the most important tasks is to be able to share elements. That is, folders and files to be edited by several users. Well, today we will see how to see shared folders in Windows Server 2019/2016.

How to create a shared folder in Windows Server 2019/2016

The first thing you have to do is right-click on the folder. Then go to Properties.

Please go to Properties
Please go to Properties

Then, click on Advanced Sharing.

Then check the Share this folder box and assign a name for the resource. You can also limit the number of users who can access the folder.

Sharing the folder
Sharing the folder

How to view shared folders in Windows Server 2019/2016. Using the file explorer.

Through the file explorer it is possible to access multiple resources. It is also possible to access shared folders. However, before doing so it is necessary to make a configuration. With this intention it follows the following path: Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Advanced Sharing Center. Once there, you must check two boxes: Turn on network detection and Turn on file and printer sharing.

Activate both options
Activate both options

Now you must go to the file browser. Now you only have to click on Network. And then, you will have access to the shared resources.

View the shared folders from the file manager.
View the shared folders from the file manager.

How to view shared folders using the Run command.

Using this command it is possible to access various server settings. To view the shared folders, please press the Win+R combination and run the following command:

fsmgmt.msc

Pressing enter will open an MMC console. Once there, a series of important information is displayed. For example, name, location and type of share. In addition to active connections and their description.

Viewing shared folders
Viewing shared folders

How to view shared folders on Windows Server using CMD.

It is also possible to access the CMD console to view shared folders. Once the command prompt is displayed, please run the following command:

net share
Viewing shared folders from the command prompt.
Viewing shared folders from the command prompt.

As you can see, we will get the name of the share on the server. In addition to the path and description assigned. On the other hand, to remotely access a shared folder, please use the following syntax:

net view \\computer /all

How to view shared folders using Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2019/2016.

It is also possible to access these resources from PowerShell. With this intention, run the following command:

Get-WmiObject -class Win32_Share
Viewing shared folders from PowerShell
Viewing shared folders from PowerShell

To view the shared resources of a computer on the domain network, please run the following syntax:

Get-WmiObject -class Win32_Share -computer COMPUTERNAME

How to view shared folders using Server Manager.

This is a central administrator that allows you to manage multiple aspects of the server. To see the shared folders please click on File and Storage Services.

Then click on Shared. There you will see the shared folders on the server.

Viewing shared folders from Server Manager.
Viewing shared folders from Server Manager.

In this way we have analyzed how to view shared folders in Windows Server 2019/2016. In addition, there are several methods at your convenience. Bye!

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