Windows 2008 servers admin shares accessible by users

Hello All,

I need to retain the administrator shares limited to the administrators and not to remove them.

I need the reason for users able to access the admin shares rather remove them.

This is windows 2008 server with SP2 standard . Forest Level is windows 2003.

\\servername\c$ on a 2008 server, windows explorer brings up the c drive for domain users. How can i restrict this .

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954422

This above links completely removes the access for users and administrators
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jmanishbabuAsked:
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PaulD77Commented:
If I'm understanding this..you're sharing the C drive on your Server??  Why?
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jmanishbabuAuthor Commented:
For administrator to access the drives remotely !!! not  for the users and to access

some folders needs to be accessed by Admins  under this member server
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PaulD77Commented:
If you right click the C drive you're sharing, security...you should be able to select the security groups that can access the drive.  Make sure only Administrators group hass full access and remove users.
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jmanishbabuAuthor Commented:
No i dont think on C: drive will be shared for C$ access . C$ is the hidden share .
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PaulD77Commented:
I understand, you need to configure it in share and store management console..

choose Start > Administrative Tools > Share and Storage Management
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SandyCommented:
Just remove the hidden shares from share and storage management and further you can use share limit.
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Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
Hi Manish,

The administrative share's default share permission is controlled by the registry value

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\DefaultSecurity\SrvsvcShareAdminConnect.

To configure the Windows Server 2008 to behave the same as Windows Server 2003, we can export the registry value above from Window Server 2003, and import it to Windows Server 2008.

Note: We need to restart the server for the change to take effect.

Refer Link:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserversecurity/thread/52422d16-81f3-4486-a8a7-f48bb9ecc442

This will work man... :)

Cheers,
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jmanishbabuAuthor Commented:
Can you confirm me the Reg values of windows 2003 ?


"SrvsvcShareAdminConnect"=hex:01,00,04,80,64,00,00,00,70,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  14,00,00,00,02,00,50,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,03,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,\
  00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,18,00,03,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,05,20,00,00,00,25,02,00,00,00,00,18,00,03,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
  05,20,00,00,00,27,02,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
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Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
hi,

Sorry for the late reply.. yes you are right..

2003:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lanmanserver\DefaultSecurity]

"SrvsvcShareAdminConnect"=hex:01,00,04,80,64,00,00,00,70,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  14,00,00,00,02,00,50,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,03,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,\
  00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,18,00,03,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,05,20,00,00,00,25,02,00,00,00,00,18,00,03,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
  05,20,00,00,00,27,02,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

Note: You should restart to see the change effect.

Good Luck...!!!

Regards,
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jmanishbabuAuthor Commented:
Thanks it worked.:) Cheers
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