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Nt workstation /Sharing

By oneday ·
Since we have begun using nt workstations, and some shares have been enabled on the workstation. The communications group inform us that they notice broadcasting on port 640?, that these systems are displaying them selves as server

I believe thismay be associated with having shares enabled. Unlike 95, nt automatically I believe has file and print sharing enabled.

Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent users from creating shares on a nt workstation?.

Any help appreciated.

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by rmelendy In reply to Nt workstation /Sharing

Disable the server service.

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by oneday In reply to Nt workstation /Sharing

This worked, it will also stop the computer browser. You then should disable both services at bootup, if you remove the server service you will not even have a sharing option when you click on a folder.

Cheers

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by McKayTech In reply to Nt workstation /Sharing

I'll answer the second part of the question:

I believe that a user can only create a share if they are a member of the Administrators or Power Users group on the local machine.

The solution is to remove their account from those groups. However, employees differ in the degree to which they are willing to have their desktops locked down and there are both technical and political consequences to such a move so proceed cautiously.

Another alternative might be to creatively use System Policies to accomplish the desired effect.

paul

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by jvohs In reply to Nt workstation /Sharing

Is somebody playing games or running some sort of chat or otherwise non-productive server type software?

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