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Making shared Server folders unavailable


Overclocked Like A Mother
Hey all,

I am trying to figure out how to make some server folders unavailable to the regular domain users, but be available to the admin users.

when I logon as a regular user at a workstation, I start->run->\\Server and all the folders come up, I would only one or two folders available for sharing.

I would like all of them available for the admin users logged on though.

Maybe a good tut on this would be much appreciated.




Overclocked Like A Mother
One of the folders is the iso's/license keys of all the software from the company

Someone can download this stuff onto thier desktop.

I don't really know how to setup the correct permissions for this to not happen.

The users are under "power Users" template in SBS2003 domain controller.


Dark Atheist

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Political User
right click on the folder - properties - security - add people/groups to deny or allow list, think its the same when sharing the folders


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Political User
Yeah, just take away read access for those who you don't want to see it. Nothing needed more than that :)

Would probably want to remove all default groups such as "Everyone", "Domain Users" and/or "Users" too - just leave the user group for those who need to access them.

Another useful tip is to create a hidden share by ending the name of a share with a $
eg \\server\licence_keys$
Although this won't modify security it will stop the share appearing when a user browses the network.

Dark Atheist

Staff member
Political User
but that only works as long as you have admin shares enabled right? what if the registry has been tweaked to not allow them ? one of the first things i do


Woah.. I'm still here?
Staff member
Political User
the '$' should work regardless of if admin shares are enabled or disabled. The reg hack to disable them just removes the default c$ (and/or d$/e$/etc) shares.

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