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Re: What Are These Shares(Remote Admin/Remote IPC)?
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 00:25:17 +0200

On 2004-03-28 Mark Sargent wrote:
are these neccessary..? I don't do any remote administration on/to
this host (Win2kPro).

I suppose you are referring to the ADMIN$ and IPC$ shares. If you don't
do remote administration, then you most likely won't need them. You can
disable them (except for IPC$ IIRC) by editing a registry value:

----8<----
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters]
"AutoShareWks"=dword:0x00000000


---->8----

See [1] for details.

I'm on an ADSL LAN with my sharemate. Don't suspect anything foul from
him. I do have shared folders (for when connecting this host(laptop)
to my desktop). Is that why I see these shares in Computer Management/
System Tools/Shared Folders/Shares..?

No. These shares are automatically created by Windows for administrative
purposes.

[1] http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314984

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers

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