fn_servershareddrives (Transact-SQL)

Returns the names of shared drives used by the clustered server.

This Microsoft SQL Server 2000 system function is included for backward compatibility. We recommend that you use sys.dm_io_cluster_shared_drives instead.


If the current server is a clustered server, fn_servershareddrives returns the drive name of the shared drives.

If the current server instance is not a clustered server, fn_servershareddrives returns an empty rowset.

fn_servershareddrives returns a list of shared drives used by this clustered server. These shared drives belong to the same cluster group as the Microsoft SQL Server resource. Further, the SQL Server resource is dependent on these drives.

This function is helpful in identifying drives available to users.

The user must have VIEW SERVER STATE permission for the SQL Server instance.

The following example uses fn_servershareddrives to query on a clustered server instance:

SELECT * FROM fn_servershareddrives()

This is the result set:





Release History

17 July 2006

New content:
  • Added note about deprecation, link to sys.dm_io_cluster_shared_drives topic.
Changed content:
  • Permissions are at the instance level, not the server level.

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