Managing a Server Core file server

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 11 May 2010 / Last Updated on 9 July 2009]

You can use the Share and Storage Management snap-in to create and manage shared folders and volumes on a Server Core machine.

You can use the Share And Storage Management snap-in from a remote computer to provision storage and shares on a Server Core machine. The remote computer can be a Windows Server 2008 server with the File Services role installed, or it can be a computer running Windows Vista SP1+ or Windows Server 2008 with the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed. Before you can use the Share and Storage Management snap-in to do this, you must perform the following steps on your Server Core machine:

Enable the Remote Administration rule group by typing netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=“Remote Administration” new enable=yes from the command prompt.

Enable the File and Printer Sharing rule group by typing netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=“File and Printer Sharing” new enable=yes from the command prompt.

Enable the Remote Volume Management rule group by typing netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=“Remote Volume Management” new enable=yes from the command prompt.

You must also enable the Remote Volume Management firewall rule group on the computer on your remote management computer.

 

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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