Removing The Default Administrative Shares
Windows 2000, NT and XP by default, create hidden administrative shares (admin$, c$ & d$) on the hard-drive which will allow the domain administrators to do remote access support. This tip will teach how to disable this feature.
Please proceed with these instructions:
- Click on Start > Run
- Type: regedit to open the Registry Editor
- Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
- Double click on AutoShareWks
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Now you will have to delete the shares through the Computer Management Console
- Open Control Panel,
- Open Administrative Tools,
- Open Computer Management.
- Expand Shared Folders, and then click Shares.
- In the Shared Folder column,
- Right-click the share you want to delete,
- click Stop sharing, and then click OK.
Published by netty5
Latest update on October 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM by netty5.