No permissions, not visible, is it possible?

Posted on 2011-03-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Is it possible to set things up so if a user does not have permission to a directory, then it does not appear at all... as opposed to an access error popping up?

Question by:steve432
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naomelixes earned 250 total points
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I presume you mean shared folders on a windows environment.

The only way I know of is to add a $ sign in the share name (for example, I you had a \\server\share, you would login to server, and set up the share as \\server\share$). This way, it doesn't show up when browsing the network.

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steve432 earned 0 total points
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It's ok, there's a feature called access based enumeration that does it or not giving them list folder contents permission to the share

Thanks anyway

Expert Comment

ID: 35214172
Oh, list folder contents!

Ok, then, glad you sorted it out. If my comment was helpful, though, please give me some points.


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I found the solution and contributor added some useful information

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35252845
Some useful information from naomelixes but not related to hidden shares based on permissions.

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