UNC Path Browsing

By mrharrisr ·
Hi all

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I'm having trouble where I've locked down everything on the server/workstations as possible (it's not poss to hide the shares, and all my permissions are fine) but kids at the school I work at are able to browse using UNC paths to the root of the server in Word/any Open Dialog Box but nowhere else.

Does anyone know how to stop this? it's really annoying and is proving a problem for us now!

Many thanks


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UNC Path browsing

by Nimmo In reply to UNC Path Browsing

Just put a $ sign at the end of the share name to hide it, it isn't going to stop people from viewing things via UNC.

As for people browsing via UNC you could always do things like configure GPO so people can't use the run, task manager, and disable things like the address bar in explorer etc...

As long as you have setup permissions correctly you shouldn't be too fussed regarding people been able to view via UNC because it's something that you can't disable because it's part of Windows networking.

As long as you have setup the GPO correctly it won?t matter if users are embedding run or command prompt dialog box's into MS Word or other applications because it will still state it is disabled by the administrator when they try and run it.

If you mean the default administrative share on the servers when you say root share then you will definitely need to review your GPO because something is wrong.

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A couple of steps that could be taken

by Jacky Howe In reply to UNC Path Browsing

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