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Disconnecting from c$

Posted on 2007-03-20
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I usually connect to a networked PC using the following command:  \\<device name>\c$. I then get a login prompt and log in to that PC. This works fine, but I don't know if I'm  "disconnecting" properly  (other than simply closing the window).  I don't think I am, because if I try and reconnect, I don't get the login prompt, but rather the share.

How do I successfully disconnect from a c$ share?

Thanks,
FDT

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Rob Williams earned 1000 total points
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The logon prompt will only appear at first connection. After that the user credentials are cached (saved) and used again. When you log off of your computer all cached credentials (user names and passwords) used to access these file shares will be removed. This is by design as a convenience so that each time you connect to a share during a session you do not have to re-enter the user name and password.

Having said that, the hidden '$' shares are designed for administrative purposes and can be a security risk if used for normal file access, as all files including system files are available to the user.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I seem to recall this working:

NET USE \\SERVER\C$ /DELETE

But it HAS been a while since I've done it.
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by:younghv
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leew's memory is working fine.

The 'net use .... /delete' command will do the job - as will 'RobWill's' comment about logging off/re-booting the computer you are on.

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by:Mr_Fulano
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Thanks to all that contributed. I appreciate the input. I added some points and split it amongst everyone.

Thanks again,
FDT
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by:younghv
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FDT,
Thank you for the points, but I was only browsing through this Zone and offering 'back up' to what had already been said.
I am going to ask a Moderator to re-open this and delete my comment.
leew and RobWill had their answers in long before I even saw the question.

Thank you again.

Vic
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks Mr_Fulano.
Can't speak for leew but I have no problem with above point awarding.
Cheers !
--Rob
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by:Mr_Fulano
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Hi Younghv,

Don't worry. I was glad to offer the points and your contribution was appreciated. Keep the points as my thanks for your help...maybe one day you can help me again.

Moderator, please leave the points as they are. Thanks,
FDT
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