default share of windows 2000 server

hi...

my windows 2000 server have a few default share folder, such as NETLOGON, SYSVOL, VPHOME and VPLOGON...i would like to disable these share folder...

my question is...

if i disable it...what will happen? is't will caused any error on my server when the user trying to login...

thx...
lesedeAsked:
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JamesDSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
lesede
If you disable NETLOGON then you will lose the login script functionality for legacy clients and possibly other more important features around GPOs
If you disable SYSVOL then your GPOs and current login scripts will fail to replicate and cause errors

VPHome and VPLOGON are not installed by default on Windows 2000 - this is another application.

Cheers

JamesDS
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
James is correct (afternoon James)

you can only really change the hidden shares
Disable Windows hidden shares ($)

Start >Run Type "regedit" {enter}

Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

Modify or create new REG_DWORD Entries shown below


AutoShareServer
AutoShareWks

Set the values as follows

0 = disable shares
1 = enable

WARNING, some programs and services use the hidden share feature I STRONGLY advise
you carry this out either in a test environment OR on your least used server for a trial period
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JamesDSCommented:
Afternoon Pete

According to Google (that well known Windows Admin tool) VPHOME and VPLOGON are installed by Norton AntiVirus. Therefore, I would disable these either.

Cheers

JamesDS
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
think James meant to put in a NOT there :)
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JamesDSCommented:
PeteLong
yup, that would be a dose of crappy typing!
Well spotted there Pete :)

Cheers

JamesDS
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
:)
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snowsurferCommented:
VPHOME and VPLOGON are used for Norton, your clients will no longer get the updates nor register with the console.  Done delete these shares.  There is no reason to.  If you delete the sysvol share AD will break, it actually will reshare itself sometimes, especially if you use netdiag or dcdiag.  Dont elimineate any of these shares, there is no reason to do so, and you will cause a lot of problems
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lesedeAuthor Commented:
thx for all the answer...thx...

what's  GPOs? James....

i think i wont diable it...i'm not so familiar with server environment....better let it be default...lol....  ;p
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
GPO = Group Policy Object :)
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