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Shared Folders (SMB) Server

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Shared Folders functionality in Windows Server 2008 allows you to centrally manage file shares on a computer. The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is what Windows uses to share files, printers, serial ports, and communicate this information between computers by using  named pipes and mail slots. In a networked environment, servers make file systems and resources available to clients. Clients make SMB requests for resources and servers make SMB responses. This protocol generates information that helps users troubleshoot Shared Folders problems.

Managed Entities

The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:

Name Description

Shared Resource

A shared resource is a volume, folder, file, printer, or serial port shared over a network using the SMB protocol.

Aspects

The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Shared Folders (SMB) Server Configuration

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is what Windows uses to share files, printers, serial ports, and communicate this information between computers. The service must be configured correctly for the server to properly manage shared resources.

Shared Folders (SMB) Server Resource Consumption

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is what Windows uses to share files, printers, serial ports, and communicate this information between computers. The service must be able to allocate enough system resources to function properly. Low system resources may cause the server to malfunction or stop.

Shared Folders (SMB) Server Service Availability

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is what Windows uses to share files, printers, serial ports, and communicate this information between computers. The service must be running for the server to identify and share resources.

Related Management Information

File Services

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