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create hidden share that is only seen by permitted users on windows 2008

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I am trying to create a hidden file share which is seen by permitted users on windows 2008
Can anyone help on this?

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Question by:ArborCSG
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Not possible in any Windows OS, sorry.
There are no real hidden shares anyway; adding the $ to the end of the share name is only a wish to the client(!) that this share should ("pretty please with sugar, if somewhat possible") not be listed. It's completely up to the client to respect this wish; the server will always present all shares, whether there's a $ at the end or not.
There is an infinite amount of tools around that will display all shares on a server, whether "hidden" or not, including Backup software and, since Vista, Windows' own "net view". Just try "net view \\SomeComputer /all" from a machine running Vista or later to check for yourself.
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Not totally agree with oBdA sorry ;-)

You can automatically choose to hide a share if a user has not the right to display it.

For that, you can use Access Based Enumeration (which is included in Windows 2008/2008 R2) :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772681(WS.10).aspx

http://msmvps.com/blogs/erikr/archive/2008/06/28/access-based-enumeration-abe.aspx
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ABE only hides the folders accessed through a share ("dir \\server\share"); it does not hide a share ("net view \\server /all").
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True; but for what I can understand, he just want to hide a specific folder to the users; except for specific ones.

For that ABE will do the job. The "standard" user will only be able to view the root shared folder but if he tries to open it, he will see no subfolder.
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