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hello, i set up a windows server 2003,  i have a  C and D drive , how can i remove de default share from my d drive ?
i do remove it and then recreate a share that i can set the way i want but at reboot the default share come back and give right over or in addition to the one i set already.

thanks

sly
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The share was created for administrative purposes only.  The share will reappear when the server service is  stopped and restarted or the computer is rebooted.
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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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thanks  both,  can you just tell me which program need these shares ?
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Remote managment usually uses admin$ and the registry.  You might want to do some inventory in some custom scripting, but if you leave c$ and just want to get rid of d$ as you said there shouldn't be anything that is affected.  But you can progbably also get rid of c$ and never notice.  For me when there is a vulnerability or some update or I want to check on some program or file version I'll quickly write a script to check all the computers on a domain for whatever file via c$ so I do find it useful because of the way I do things.  I check file dates or actuall dll versions for 40 computers in the time it takes to write 10 lines of code.  

Actually, I haven't done that in a while, I usually already know things from information I gather in logon scripts and since XP SP2 and it's firewall I don't think I can do that anymore... no, wait, I think there is a group policy firewall exception so a script will still work from a machine on a particular IP.  I suppose in the future the rule of thumb will be that default shares are not accessible.

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