Updated: January 27, 2011
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
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:
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.