Create a SMB File Share on Windows Nano Server 2016

In this article, I’ll show you how to create a Shared Folder on a Windows Nano Server 2016 and assign permissions to it. The first step in this process is to install the Windows Server Storage Package.

If you don’t have installed the Nano Server Package Provider, use the following PowerShell command to install the File Server role. Check my previous article how to do this.

I assume you already connected to your Windows Nano Server 2016. Type the following PowerShell command to create a folder “NanoShare” in the root C:\


After we created the folder “NanoShare” we will create a SMB Share by using the following PowerShell command:


Ensure that the SMB share was created, we will do this with the following PowerShell command:


Now we will assign permission it, we will do this with the following PowerShell command:


To revoke the SMB Share permissions, we will using the following PowerShell command:

If you don’t want to use PowerShell to manage SMB Share, you could also use the Computer Management MMC to assign and manage SMB shares. To do this I’ll login to my management server and go to Computer Management. From there I connect to my CLOUDNANO01 server.

Open Computer Management and right click on Computer Management and choose “Connect to another computer…

Type your Windows Nano Server 2016, in my case I type cloudnano01 and click OK.

Go to System Tools -> Shared Folders -> Shares to view all shares. We will see the NanoShare-Path share we created earlier in this article.

Right click the share NanoShare-Path and choose Properties. In the Properties windows click the Share Permission tab to view the current permissions:

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