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Hi,

What is the way to enable c$ and D$ permenantly.

Please give me a way.

Regards
Sharath
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by:VortexAdmin
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What do you mean by enabling them?  They are hidden, built in shares created by Windows and are always accessible by an Administrative account.  Therefore they are always "enabled" unless you delete them.    
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by:bsharath
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In some machines they are disabled by the users i need to enable them .If possible remotely.
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by:mass2612
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You can re-add them via a remote Computer Management connection if you have permissions and re-add the shares via Computer Manager > Shared Folders > Shares. If you want to stop the users from being able to modify them change their local security permission on the computer i.e. remove them from local administrator group, etc.
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by:VortexAdmin
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What mass2612 said would work if you had just a limited number of PCs to "repair".  But if you need to automate adding them back for a large environment (ie. hundreds or thousands of PCs) you could probably put it in a script. You'd just have to get those users that are missing the shares to run the script.  I guess you could do that in a group policy and have the script check for the existing shares.  I agree that you need to get them out of the local admin group though to keep from having to do this again.

Try this site, you should be able to write a short script using these samples to add the C$ share back to PCs that are missing it and then just call it in their logon script.

http://www.cruto.com/resources/vbscript/vbscript-examples/vbscript-sitemap.asp
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by:grigory7811
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You can do it by Group Policy

1. create text file AdminShares.adm:

; start of file
CLASS MACHINE

CATEGORY "My Policies"
 CATEGORY "Network"
  POLICY "Administrative shares"
   KEYNAME System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters
    PART "Create server shares" CHECKBOX
     VALUENAME AutoShareServer
     VALUEON NUMERIC 1
     VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
     END PART
    PART "Create workstation shares" CHECKBOX
     VALUENAME AutoShareWks
     VALUEON NUMERIC 1
     VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
    END PART
  END POLICY
 END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY
; end of file

2. Add this GP template to your new or existing GP
3. Use it


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by:ashbury
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Keep the "Server" Service running
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by:bsharath
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Is it possible to create a bat file and run it in individual machines that on a group policy
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by:grigory7811
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Yes .... but remember that GP for registry (.ADM file) more effective

Create script file adminshare.js:
// script start
objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\\\.\\root\\default:StdRegProv");
objReg.SetStringValue(0x80000002,"System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\LanManServer\\Parameters","AutoShareServer",1);
objReg.SetStringValue(0x80000002,"System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\LanManServer\\Parameters","AutoShareWks",1);
// script end

Use this script as startup script for computers in GP

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by:VortexAdmin
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Hmm, sounds a lot like what I said....  ;-)
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by:bigjimbo813
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If the system is XP disable simple file sharing

   1. Open My Computer from the Start Menu or Windows XP Desktop. A new My Computer window will appear.
   2. Open the Tools menu and choose the "Folder Options..." option from this menu. A new Folder Options window will appear.
   3. Click on the View tab and locate the "Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)" checkbox in the list of Advanced Settings.
   4. To enable Simple File Sharing, ensure this checkbox is checked. To disable Simple File Sharing, ensure this checkbox is not checked. Click inside the checkbox to    alternately enable and disable the option.
   5. Click OK to close the Folder Options window. The settings for Simple File Sharing are now updated; no computer reboot is required.
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by:bigjimbo813
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was this ever resolved?
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by:bsharath
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I need to do it remotely but not throu GP.Add default shares in all machines which do not have default shares .Default shares have to be created.I have a script to find the missing default shares.Now need only how to enable them remotely.

Regards
Sharath
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by:bsharath
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Can any one help me.........I need a bat file to edit the registry to enable c$
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by:bigjimbo813
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change the reg key in a logon script.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"forceguest"=dword:00000000
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by:bigjimbo813
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have you tried my last comment?
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by:bsharath
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Hi,

bigjimbo813
What will this reg key do?

Regards
Sharath
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by:bsharath
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At last i found the solution

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_autoadminshare.htm

xp_autoadminshare.exe

This is the one i wanted to get from a long time.

Regards
Sharath
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Now how do i close this call??
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by:Venabili
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Post a request here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/ and a moderator will close it for you
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bigjimbo813 earned 200 total points
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sorry for the late reply! but that reg key will disable Simple File Sharing in the registry. Slap that in a logon script and it will set all the computers to disable SFS.

looks like you found your solution!
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