There are two types of SMB shares and NFS exports.
- Distributed (previously called home).
- Standard (previously called general).
- Distributed (previously called sharded).
- Standard (previously called nonsharded).
A standard share is an SMB share or NFS export hosted by a single FSVM. A distributed share spreads the workload by distributing the hosting of top-level directories across FSVMs, which also simplifies administration.
Distributed shares and exports don’t allow files in the root. Unlike distributed shares and exports, standard shares and exports can store files in the root of the directory.