I wanted to share a certain folder in windows 2003 server, but when I entered the folder’s location > properties , I didn’t see the Sharing tab. (as shown below)
Go to start > run > Services.msc > Start the Server service . (as shown below)
In my case , the Server service was stopped due to lack of certain security patches in that server. In order to solve this problem for good , update the server using Windows Update. In order to solve the problem temporarily, start the Server service.