Group Policy: Allow access to admin shares through windows Firewall

Posted on 2005-04-29
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I want to allow admin shares to be accessed (\\pc_name\c$), but windows firewall seems to be blocking it.

Does anyone know where the setting is in Group Policy?

Question by:detox1978
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luv2smile earned 2000 total points
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Admin shares can only be accessed by admins.....you can't set permissions on these shares.  

For the firewall....make sure you have allowed file and printer sharing as an exception.

As for group policy for windows firewall, these settings are located under:

computer configuration- admin templates- network- network connections- windows firewall

Note: you must have the latest admin templates in order to have these settings.

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ID: 13895905
i only want to enable it for admins.  But i cant see they option in configuration- admin templates- network- network connections- windows firewall


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ID: 13895961
sorry, my fault found it -

configuration > admin templates > network > network connections > windows firewall > Allow file and Print sharing exceptions

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