Create a .REG file to recreate server shares, including their access permissions


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This tip explains how to create a .REG file

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that can be used to recreate server shares, including their access permissions on a new server.

A recent SearchWin2000.com tip suggested using output from the NET SHARE command to transfer shares to a new server. Unfortunately, none of the permissions on the shares will be transferred, so they will be created on the new server with everyone having full control.

By using REGEDIT to export the following registry key to a .REG file, you create a file that has all the shares details:



The new server will need to be rebooted after this registry file has been applied.

This was first published in June 2003

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