Get SmbServerConfiguration - PowerShell


Get-SmbServerConfiguration retrieves the configuration settings for the SMB Server service on a Windows host system. These settings control how the system shares files and folders over the SMB protocol.


Get-SmbServerConfiguration [[-ComputerName] <string>] [-Property <string>] [-Authentication <string>]



  • Parameter to specify the target computer name for the operation. Defaults to the local system.


  • Parameter to specify the name of the property to be retrieved. Accepts any valid SMB Server configuration property.


  • Parameter to specify the authentication mechanism to use when connecting to the remote system. Accepts values: ‘Default’, ‘Negotiate’, ‘Kerberos’, ‘Basic’, ‘CredSSP’. Defaults to ‘Negotiate’.


Example 1: Get the default SMB Server configuration on the local system


Example 2: Retrieve a specific property on a remote system using Kerberos authentication

Get-SmbServerConfiguration -ComputerName remotehost -Property Encryption -Authentication Kerberos

Example 3: Get all SMB Server configuration properties

Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Format-List

Common Issues

  • Ensure the SMB Server service is running on the target system.
  • Check if the specified property exists using Get-SmbServerConfigurationProperty.
  • If using remote authentication, verify that the account has sufficient permissions.


Integration with other PowerShell tools:

  • Use the output of Get-SmbServerConfiguration to configure SMB Server settings through Set-SmbServerConfiguration.
  • Filter results using Where-Object, e.g., Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Where-Object {$_.Enabled}

Related Commands:

  • Get-SmbClientConfiguration
  • Set-SmbServerConfiguration
  • Enable-SmbServer
  • Disable-SmbServer