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How do I enable hidden administrative shares via group policy?

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I have a Windows 2008 R2 network with 20 Windows 7 clients and five Windows XP clients.  I'd like to enable the C$ and D$ hidden shares on every workstation using the Default Domain Policy.  

What's the best way to approach this?
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No need. Drive shares are enabled by the OS and are used for internal processes so are always available.
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Unless they've been disabled on the local machine.  I will be removing administrative rights on the client machines shortly, but I'm also looking to make sure that those shares are enforced globally.
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Well, administrative shares can neither be enabled nor disabled via group policy. You could, in theory, prevent the admin shares from even being created via policy, but if you remove that policy then the default behavior kicks back in and the shares will automatically be created.

so if shares were manually disabled, they will have to be manually enabled.
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Hi.

You obviously have a problem accessing them.
I assume it's this: http://www.jimmah.com/vista/content.aspx?id=6
This regsetting has to be deployed as group policy preference.
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