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Remove default Windows sharing $ Dollar Sign

By whistlerpk ·
Hi, agin asking plz give me solution not openions.
how can i remove default Windows Sharing by $ (dollar sign) . all the users can access every one's drive by using \\Computer name\C$ D$ E$ etc
if i uncheck box by removing this sharing ..after restarting it again same. is there any way that i can remove this sharing ..i am Network Admn of 200 nodes Windows 2000 Server ..LAN...
i dont want to do it by security tab by denied access...cos i have share folders in all drives ..that all users acess...
just wanna find out how to block this $ dolar sign entries....will be Greatfull

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by millertimes In reply to Remove default Windows sh ...

Go into Computer Management shared folders, shares and right click on the drive and click on stop sharing.

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by sumesh.adiyapurath In reply to Remove default Windows sh ...

C$ D$ E$ - Root of each partition.
ADMIN$ - %SYSTEMROOT% -this share is used by the system during any remote administration of a computer.
FAX$ - On W2K Server- this used by fax clients in the process of sending a fax.
IPC$ - Temporary connections between servers using named pipes essential for communication between programs.
NetLogon - This share is used by the Net Logon service of a W2K, 2003 and NT Server PRINT$ - %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS Used during remote administration of printer

It is possible to simply remove the share from Server Manager (in NT) or Shared Folders (in W2K/XP/2003) but the problem with this method is that the shares will automatically be recreated when the machine reboots.

USe this Method to remove

You must edit the registry
For NT 4.0/W2K/Windows Server 2003s, the change is:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters
Name: AutoShareServer
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

You need to reboot the machine once you edit the registry

[If you can't find the value in the registry under the exact location (i.e. it does not exist) - please right click in the right pane of the window and create it]

For NT 4.0 Workstation/W2K Pro/XP Pro, change

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters
Name: AutoShareWks
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

Unfortunately this registry hack does NOT stop the IPC$

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by sumesh.adiyapurath In reply to Remove default Windows sh ...

C$ D$ E$ - Root of each partition.
ADMIN$ - %SYSTEMROOT% -this share is used by the system during any remote administration of a computer.
FAX$ - On W2K Server- this used by fax clients in the process of sending a fax.
IPC$ - Temporary connections between servers using named pipes essential for communication between programs.
NetLogon - This share is used by the Net Logon service of a W2K, 2003 and NT Server PRINT$ - %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS Used during remote administration of printer

It is possible to simply remove the share from Server Manager (in NT) or Shared Folders (in W2K/XP/2003) but the problem with this method is that the shares will automatically be recreated when the machine reboots.

USe this Method to remove

You must edit the registry
For NT 4.0/W2K/Windows Server 2003s, the change is:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters
Name: AutoShareServer
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

You need to reboot the machine once you edit the registry

[If you can't find the value in the registry under the exact location (i.e. it does not exist) - please right click in the right pane of the window and create it]

For NT 4.0 Workstation/W2K Pro/XP Pro, change

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters
Name: AutoShareWks
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

Unfortunately this registry hack does NOT stop the IPC$

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by lwebb In reply to Remove default Windows sh ...

The $ sign simply means it's a hidden share. In this case, it's a hidden ADMIN share.

If your users can access \\yourpc\c$ over the network, you have other security problems you need to fix.

I did this to my machine to keep out my boss, but normally you don't want to do this, as normal users simply can't access this share.

It does require hacking the Reg and if the above didn't work for you, contact me and I'll dredge out the WinXP instructions...they're here somewheres....

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by lwebb In reply to

N/M. Sumesh has the right reg hack.

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Sumesh is not having right solution

by jayesh_ravi23 In reply to

Dear I tried it and found C$ D$ E$ shearing created again after some time.

I am also working for solution. if you will find please send it to me.

Regards

jayesh Sharma

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