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Old 09-26-2003, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, Currently ive got three shares on my comp, C$ and ADMIN$. They automaticly come on every time the comp is started and its annoying when I go to lans coz I have to quickly turn them off otherwise ppl on the network have complete access to my HD. Is there a way to turn them off for good?
Also should I worry about the share called IPC$?

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Old 09-26-2003, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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these are normal shares for administrative, and are automagically created...


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Old 09-26-2003, 04:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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According to that they are hidden, but it shows my c:\ as shared when I look at my comp on a friends computer on the network... He doesnt have the problem I do, What if I delete the administrator account and just use mine? (im the only one who uses the pc). Will that stop the shares happening?
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Old 09-26-2003, 02:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can, in fact, remove those shares.

You must first be logged in as administrator >
Use explorer and right-click on the C drive. (or whatever drive/folder is being shared as C$ and ADMIN$) Go to Sharing and go can remove the C$ share.

When you install Windows 2000 Pro and choose "Typical Network Settings", it will install Client for Microsoft Networks, TCP/IP and File and Print Sharing as a default.
During the installation, you can change this so that it doesn't install File and Print Sharing from the beginning.....when you are asked, Choose "Custom Network Settings/Configuration"

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