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I have a Windows 2008 server with various software packages installed on it.

I want to know what network shares my server is sharing (and I want to know that from within the server, not by trying to access the shares from another computer).

Does anyone know how to do that?

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Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc -> OK.

Computer Management (Local) -> System Tools -> Shared Folders -> Shares.

This will show you all the current shares on the system as well as allow you to control them, change permissions, modify access, etc.

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Also shows opened shared by which users. – surfasb Jul 11 '11 at 18:02
On Windows Server, it seems to be under Roles | File Services | Share and Storage Management (verified on 2008R2 only) – erict Oct 30 at 16:30

From a command prompt, enter the command:

net share

This will show all shares on the system, including hidden.

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start > run


will do the trick


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Actually, that does not do the trick. Hidden shares (ADMIN$ C$ IPC$ print$, etc.) are not shown. – KCotreau Jul 11 '11 at 15:57
true comment updated answer to reflect this – stemartin Jul 11 '11 at 16:05

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