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2.2.2.4 Share Types

The following values are used to specify the type of a shared resource.

Constant/value

Description

STYPE_DISKTREE

0x00000000

Disk drive

STYPE_PRINTQ

0x00000001

Print queue

STYPE_DEVICE

0x00000002

Communication device

STYPE_IPC

0x00000003

Interprocess communication (IPC)

STYPE_CLUSTER_FS

0x02000000

A cluster share

STYPE_CLUSTER_SOFS

0x04000000

A Scale-Out cluster share

STYPE_CLUSTER_DFS

0x08000000

A DFS share in a cluster

The following table of values can be OR'd with the values in the preceding table to further specify the characteristics of a shared resource. It is possible to use both values in this OR operation.

Constant/value

Description

STYPE_SPECIAL

0x80000000

Special share reserved for interprocess communication (IPC$) or remote administration of the server (ADMIN$). Can also refer to administrative shares such as C$, D$, E$, and so forth.

STYPE_TEMPORARY

0x40000000

A temporary share that is not persisted for creation each time the file server initializes.

 
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