Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now supports managing file shares via PowerShell, enabling storage administrators to automate migration, synchronization, and ongoing management of file shares on Amazon FSx file systems.

Amazon FSx allows you to share specific folders in your file system with specific users by creating file shares. Until today, you were able to do so via the Windows-native graphical user interface (GUI). Now, you can also do so from the command line using PowerShell. This way of creating shares is useful in cases like migration and synchronization where you’re creating large numbers of shares, and cases like ongoing management workflows where you’re creating shares frequently and in an automated way.

Support for file share management via PowerShell is now available at no additional cost for all new file systems in all regions where Amazon FSx is available. Customers with existing file systems will get this support during an upcoming weekly maintenance window. Learn more about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server in our pre-re:Invent Storage Day blog, and for more information about this new feature, see the Managing File Shares documentation.