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Shared Resource

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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


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

Name Description

Shared Resource Availablilty

SMB (Server Message Block) is the protocol Windows uses to share files, printers, serial ports, and also to communicate between computers using named pipes and mail slots. A share must be properly referenced for it to be available.

Related Management Information

File Services

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