In Windows Server 2012 Essentials there is no way to remove the default shares from within the Dashboard – But there is a workaround.
If you are fed up with the default "Company" or "Recorded TV" share for example, the following will get rid of any default shares which you no longer require. In the following example "Recorded TV":
- In Explorer, stop sharing the folder.
- Remove the registry entry with "Name=Recorded Tv" in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows server\Storage Service\Folders.
- Stop the service "Windows Server Storage Service" and then re-start it.
- It’s up to you if you want to remove the folder or not in Explorer.
Workaround courtesy of Davie Chen from Microsoft.
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