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December 4, 2015 at 11:50 am #32651ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
It looks like the New-SmbShare cmdlet isn't respecting the -WhatIf switch.
To reproduce, run
New-SmbShare -Name TempFolder -Path "C:\Temp" -WhatIf
I would not expect the "TempFolder" share to actually be created due to the addition of the WhatIf switch. However, on my server, the share is indeed created as can be seen by running:
Get-SmbShare -Name TempFolder
Is this intended behaviour and, if not, where is the best place to report a bug?
P.S. I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 and PowerShell version 4.0.
December 4, 2015 at 11:52 am #32652KeymasterPoints: 1,785Rank: Community Hero
It's a CIM command – you can likely open the code (I think it's a function) and see what's up. And bug it on Connect.
December 4, 2015 at 11:59 am #32654ParticipantPoints: 2Rank: Member
is that the new command for creating a symbolic link? does it work well I have no choice but to use
cmd.exe /c mklink /d "c:\ShadowCopy" ($shadows[$val].DeviceObject + "\users\$($val2)")
December 4, 2015 at 2:21 pm #32658ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
No Mark, it's the new command for creating network shares.
December 7, 2015 at 12:47 am #32676ModeratorPoints: 24Rank: Member
You can report this as a bug. New-SmbShare relies on a wrapper function generated by the PowerShell engine to access the CreateShare function of the ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/SMB/MSFT_SMBShare CIM/WMIclass. The wrapper function does not implement the WhatIf switch exposed by the CmdletBinding parameter SupportsShouldProcess.
You can look at the wrapper function with the following code snippet.
Import-Module SmbShare; Get-Content -Path Function:\New-SmbShare
The CDXML definition for the New-SmbShare CIM cmdlet can be found in the file: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\SmbShare\SmbShare.cdxml
December 8, 2015 at 7:50 am #32724ParticipantPoints: 2Rank: Member
Ha i'm an idiot.. I should of looked it up in stead of assuming 😛 Thanks Curtis!!
December 12, 2015 at 8:11 am #32895ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
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