Administrative shares on XP Pro machines in an SBS 2003 R2 domain - what should they be and why are mine missing?
Posted on 2009-02-09
I am trying out an RMM and they tell me they can't get to some of the machines because the admin$ share doesn't exist on some machines.
Looking at each machine on the network from the SBS server management panel, I checked the shares on several machines. I know I didn't (intentionally) cancel shares (I didn't think you could even cancel the drive letter shares if you wanted to). As you see, I am getting a wide range of combinations of shares:
PC2: ADMIN$, C$, IPC$
PC3: ADMIN$, C$, IPC$
PC4: print$, IPC$
PC5: ADMIN$, C$, IPC$
PC6: print$, IPC$
PC8: print$, IPC$
PC9: ADMIN$, C$, IPC$, print$
PC10: IPC$, print$, D (without a $)
Any thoughts on how this happened (that there's not a consistent set of shares on all the machines)? And any thoughts on the best way to restore the full set? (and what IS the full set of shares on a member xp pro desktop PC that's on all the time in an SBS 2003 R2 network?)