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By I_S ·
salam.

Two Questions:

1.I want to know what the purpose of the shared folders C$,D$,...,IPC$,Admin$ in the windows? and whats the problem if i closed those shared folders on all the clients in my company? (I consider those shared folders are gates of risks).

2.I want to install some software to access and monitoring my clients in my company like (remote admin, remotelyanywhere,....) but whithout to install any thing on the client. i mean i wnat to install the software on my computer and from my computer deploy the software to all clients remotely. is there any software like this?

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by I_S In reply to Two Questions

How can i know who are the users whom access to my machine by useing the c$,d$,.. commands ??

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by mm212 In reply to Two Questions

1. The purpose of these shares are to provide administrators access the the root of each drive and the system folder of Windows machines. Many people would claim that this is a security vulnerability and they have a point. They DO provide some functionality, though. If the machines are on a domain and have had their administrator passwords set to something secure, they are safer. Now, if someone logs onto one machine with the local admin account and tries accessing the admin shares on another computer that has the same admin password, they will have access to it.

2. If you have an Active Directory domain, you can roll these out by way of Group Policy. It gets a little too detailed for a short response, but Microsoft's web site will tell you how to do this. If you don't use Active Directory, the only way I can think to do it is to set up a script that will copy the files to the appropriate location and install the registry entries you need. I haven't done this, but I'd assume it would be quite involved.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Two Questions

The Netstat command will allow you to see who is connected to your system

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by kmoon1968 In reply to Two Questions

Salam
I think I can explain the $shares for you..

The reason there are these share.. typically hidden, is that these are system, and administrator share, so that various systems and functions can traverse the network, or with in the same system. You shouldn't try to get rid of the $shares. Comming from a background of doing a lot of server backups, you have to have those shares, so the backup software can get in and backup the necessary files. you can assign permissions to those $shares, to reduce risk..

As for question 2
You can use alot of different kinds of remote control software..
Firstly you if you have a windows XP environment, then you can use the remote assistance that is built in already. Or another solutions is Dameware http://www.dameware.com plus there are many others. VNC, TightVNC, AdminMagic etc... there are alot of choices out there, it just really depends on what features, and functions you want to accomplish.
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