Solved

How to disable Simple File Sharing remote on machines in a WOKRKGROUP

Posted on 2008-06-18
8
3,712 Views
Last Modified: 2008-07-03
How to disable Simple File Sharing remotely on machines in a WOKRKGROUP, we can't run remote tools like NETSH using PSEXEC because our XPs will not be on a domain (special trade show setup) and be default XPs have SFS turned on, so is there a way to disable it remotely somehow? or it's a "Catch 22" situation?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:piotrmikula108
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Brian Pringle
ID: 21818403
You can still use psexec.  Instead of the username being in the domain\username format, use computername\username.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:piotrmikula108
ID: 21825248
I did try that, and as long a as the simple file sharing is enabled can't logon
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Brian Pringle earned 500 total points
ID: 21825344
If you can't even sign on remotely with psexec, then you probably can't do anything else remotely, either.  You are going to have to touch each computer to manually remove the simple file sharing.

By the way, is it Windows XP Home Edition or Professional Edition?

Home Edition will not allow you to remotely administer/run applications.
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:piotrmikula108
ID: 21825380
XP Pro, hmmm...got 50 PCs to do it on :-(
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Brian Pringle
ID: 21825605
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:piotrmikula108
ID: 21825883
Thanks for looking this up for me!

Please see my customized script and let me if I did it right
@echo off
If {%1}=={} @echo Syntax: NoSFS 10.0.6.94, 10.0.6.95, 10.0.6.96 &goto :EOF
setlocal
:Next
if {%1}=={} endlocal&goto :EOF
set computer=%1
shift
set computer=%computer:"=%
set key="\\%computer%\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa"
if /i "%computername%" EQU "%computer%" set key="HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa"
@echo reg add %key% /v forceguest /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f
reg add %key% /v forceguest /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f
@echo.
goto :Next

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Brian Pringle
ID: 21826291
I don't do a lot of scripting, but it looks fine.  I would say to try it on one or two computers to see if it works.  

Sorry.... I still rely heavily on command line batch files, so I don't usually need to resort to VBScript.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:piotrmikula108
ID: 21832486
I found a program Multi-Remote-Registry-Changer (or it can be done with Windows command line tool "REG") that can disable the SFS remotely as long as the Firewall is disabled or when it's enabled the File and Printer Sharing exception is allowed

then you need to add this string to your registry

HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\control\Lsa /v ForceGuest /t Reg-Binary /d 0

and it will force no Guest mode on that machine which means the SFS will be disabled
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question