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Unauthorized Sharing Of Hard Drives

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#1 SiLvErH4wK


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:37 AM

Intel Core 2
XP Pro

Master and Slave HD's are shared and can't be changed!

Here's the Sharing Tab Info in the drives properties:
Local Disk ( C: ) Properties
"Share this folder" is selected
"Share name" is: C$
"Comment" is: Default share
"User limit" is: Maximum allowed
"Permissions" cannot be accessed. A window appears that says, "This has been shared for administrative purposes. The permissions cannot be set."
"Caching" is enabled.

When I try and select: "Do not share this folder" I get the following message: " This share was created for administrative purposes only. The share will reappear when the Server service is stopped and restarted or the computer is rebooted. Are you sure you wish to stop sharing C$? "

The same goes for the slave drive. What "Server service" is the warning referring to? Any ideas??
Is this a security breach? Has the system been hijacked and/or compromised?

Or is all this normal for some reason? :thumbsup:

Edited by SiLvErH4wK, 25 September 2007 - 01:47 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:53 AM

I found the following on Microsoft's website. It's for Windows 2000 but I assume it's the same for XP.

Windows 2000 maintains default administrative shares that cannot be removed permanently. The shares have a dollar sign ($) suffix, are invisible to network browsing, and are only accessible to accounts with administrator privileges on the particular machine. You can disable these shares, but only for the current session. When you restart Windows 2000, the shares will be re-enabled. You cannot change the permissions on these shares anytime.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 02:11 AM


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