IADsFileShare interface (iads.h)

The IADsFileShare interface is a dual interface that inherits from IADs. It is designed for representing a published file share across the network. Call the methods on IADsFileShare to access or publish data about a file share point.


The IADsFileShare interface inherits from IDispatch and IADs. IADsFileShare also has these types of members:


IADsFileShare is supported by WinNT system provider only. Using the WinNT provider, you can also bind to a FPNW share by substituting "FPNW" for "LanmanServer" in the code examples below.

To bind to a file share, using the WinNT system provider, you can explicitly bind to the file service "LanmanServer" on the host machine, and then enumerate the container to reach the file share of interest, or bind directly to the file share.


The following code example demonstrates how to bind to the file service and enumerate the container to display the names of the shares in that container.

Dim fs as IADsFileService
Dim share As IADsFileShare
On Error GoTo Cleanup

Set fs = GetObject("WinNT://aComputer/LanmanServer")

For Each share In fs
    MsgBox("Share: " & share.name)
Next share

    If (Err.Number<>0) Then
        MsgBox("An error has occurred. " & Err.Number)
    End If
    Set fs = Nothing
    Set share = Nothing

The following code example demonstrates how to bind directly to a file share.

Dim fs as IADsFileShare
On Error Resume Next
Set fs = GetObject("WinNT://aComputer/LanmanServer/_file_share_name_")


Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header iads.h

See also


IADsFileShare Property Methods