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Hide Domain Controller Shares

By Sameh Fouad ·
The shares in the domain controller like SysVol and Netlogon and Scheduled Tasks are showed when browsing, is there anyway that I can hide these shares?

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by CG IT In reply to Hide Domain Controller Sh ...

users should not see the sysvol and netlogon shared folders. append them with $ sign to hide.

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by Sameh Fouad In reply to Hide Domain Controller Sh ...

I didn't change anything, this is the default, did I miss something that I had to do?
And when I add the $, are you sure this will not affect anything?

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by default they can see those shares, hiding them will probably cause pretty big problems, since that's where logon scripts and such are stored.

why don't you want them to be able to see it?

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by allthegoodnamesweregone In reply to

nothing bad should happen as a direct result of those shares being visible. if you make that inaccessible, they won't be able to run login scripts, group policy refreshes will fail, etc etc etc

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by Sameh Fouad In reply to Hide Domain Controller Sh ...

Because I don't know what could happen when they are visible accessible

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by CG IT In reply to Hide Domain Controller Sh ...

hiding a share doesn't mean its inaccessible, it means that the share is not displayed in My Network Places or in Active Directory [W2K environments when users browse for shared folders.

But, if you want users to see them and open them, ok.

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changing the name will make it in accessible. all the client machines won't just automatically know to look for a different place for login scripts and policy settings and stuff.

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