Disable username/password dialog when accessing share

Posted on 2011-10-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there a way to disable the username/password dialog box when accessing a share that a user does not have access to. For example if I try logging into \\server1\c$ and I do not have access to this I currently get a prompt asking for a username and password. I want to disable this so the user just gets the access denied message.
Question by:illfusion82
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John Hurst earned 2000 total points
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Try a different folder. C$ is an administrative share and so it will ask for credentials. If a user tries to access a normal share that they are not supposed to, they should get "access denied".  C$ (X$) is different and assumes you might have access. .... Thinkpads_User
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Set Deny rights, but be careful with them. Otherwise you can still get prompted for creds on regular shares as well...

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Thanks, you are right. Only the administrative shares are prompting for a username and password; all other shares are not.
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Thank you. I was pleased to help and thanks for the confirmation update. .... Thinkpads_User

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