I have a Windows 2000 Server SP4 that is giving me grief.
All the default shares are being deleted. I can type for example net share admin$ and the share comes back for about 5 seconds or so but then goes again.
A net share command does not list any of the default shares.
Typing net share c$ produces the error this shared resourcse does not exist
The server is running norton corp 7.5 and although old is bang up to date with the definitions. I have run an online scan from www.antivirus.com
and a scan with free.grisoft.com but all come back clean. I have also run spybot search and destroy and trojan remover.
Nothing seems to be loading in the run key of current_user or local_user
printing works from the server but no-one can print from a client (printers shared from server)
computer management from an xp machine to the server is not allowed - cannot be managed. the server is not configured for transactions
i have found this other article https://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/WinNT_Networking/Q_21610013.html
that sounds exactly like our problem but no viruses have been found :(
pretty desperate on this one