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My machine is running on windows based domain network. Operating system is XP.
Everytime, I log into the machine, I get logged into the network, operating system runs few scripts to map the important hard drive.

Now, I can access other machine's D$(Shared D Drive or C Drive - C$)  by just typing in as
\\othermachine\d$ and putting in the administrator password.

Is it possible that I can get a message that somebody in the network is accessing my harddrive in this way? How can I know that? I dont have access to firewall - I cannot change firewall settings on my machine, I dont want people to stop accessing my machine, but I want to know when they are accessing and what they are accessing!!

Thanks a lot

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Go to My computer
Right clic the D drive and go to prpperties.
Click the sharing tab
Click do not share
hit apply

Another alternative is to enable auditing on the folder so it will log who has accesssed it, I don' t think there is a way to display a message when someone connected without using third party apps.
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Here is how to enable auditing

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310399
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thanks plimpias
are there options that users can escape from being caught by the 'Auditor' and they are not displayed in my event log eventhough they have logged into my machine and checked the hard disk?
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not unless they modify your policy on your computer, otherwise no.
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Thanks a lot..
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How much memory this auditing would occupy? - my c:\ has @ 15 Gigs
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not much at all, that will be plenty. It is going to just use up space on the event log. YOu can control the size by going to the properties of the security log. I don't see it geting 1 GB for a couple of years..but im guessing
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