Solved

hide c$ in windows 8 64 bit

Posted on 2014-07-25
11
137 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-24
I would like to hide the C$ access in Windows 8 64bit either through group policy or regedit
0
Comment
Question by:marmob
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40219377
Make the user Standard and keep UAC turned ON and they will not have access. That should work fine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:marmob
ID: 40219379
What if the user is an admin
0
 
LVL 94

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 40219382
If the user is administrator, then you cannot hide C$.  Admin is admin. They have the keys to the kingdom.

They can use regedit to undo your changes.
0
Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 40219390
Define your scenario, or this will lead only to confusion.
Who do you want to keep from accessing c$ on pc "X"?
-someone remote?
-someone in your LAN?
-someone in your LAN with administrative rights on X?
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:ste5an
ID: 40219408
C$ is "hidden". This is the meaning of $ in a share name. So maybe you should rephrase your question and explain, what you mean be hidden in this context.
0
 

Author Comment

by:marmob
ID: 40219540
How do I prohibit users from accessing a C$ share on a Windows 8 64 bit computer.
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 40219544
Marmob, I strongly recommend to specify more detailed who you mean by users.
Again:
-someone remote?
-someone in your LAN?
-someone in your LAN with administrative rights on that win8 machine?
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40219645
I said above how to prohibit users from accessing C$ on Windows 8. Make them Standard Users.

If you make your users Admin, you cannot prevent it.
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:ste5an
ID: 40220020
Users cannot access C$ per default. It's a share only for (domain) administrators.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Spike99
ID: 40239115
Only administrators can access the hidden system share, C$.  If you give someone a shortcut to a folder on C: using the format, \\pcname\c$\foldername: they won't be able to access it unless they are an admin.

To give a non-admin user rights to a share on the C: drive, share the folder they need to access then, give them a shortcut to that shared folder using this format:  \\pcname\sharename.  That will give them access to that folder (assuming you have adjusted NTFS permissions to give them access) without giving them any way to access the root of C: using the C$ share.

Alicia
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40402988
@marmob  -Thank you. I was happy to help you with this.
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

AutoHotkey is an excellent, free, open source programming/scripting language for Windows. It started out as a keyboard/mouse macros product, but has expanded into a robust language. This article provides an introduction to it, with links to addition…
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question