How can I set a password to my NetBIOS Shares?

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Recently I have ran a ran a fingerprint on my NT (2000)system.  After analysing my results i found that my shares were accessible without a password.


NetBIOS Shares:
     Name: \\myip\IPC$ Remark: Remote IPC
     Type: Interprocess communication (IPC)
     Name: \\myip\ADMIN$ Remark: Remote Admin
     Type: Special share reserved for interprocess communication (IPC$) or remote administration of the server (ADMIN$)
     Accessible without password.
     Name: \\myip\C$ Remark: Default share
     Type: Special share reserved for interprocess communication (IPC$) or remote administration of the server (ADMIN$)
     Accessible without password.

Is there a way possible to secure my NT (NetBIOS Shares)?
Question by:yah4x0r
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pbarrette earned 225 total points
ID: 8001822
Hi yah4x0r,

Have you disabled the Guest account? Do you have any users with blank passwords? If so, you should disable the Guest account and set passwords on your accounts.


Author Comment

ID: 8003143
thanks you man ill give that a try
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ID: 8005205
Hi yah4x0r,

If that worked for you, then why the B grade?


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