[Samba] Default Hidden Disk Shares

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 15:04:28 MDT 2010

Sharing of complete$ drives may  no longer be a default in WinVista / 2008.

Some of the other$ shares such as IPC$ and ADMIN$ may be needed to
manage your Linux shares remotely using windows compmgmt.msc and
remote registry.


On 7/2/10, Gaiseric Vandal <gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I missed part of the conversation, but what would be the purpose
> of this feature?  (I am not even sure why Windows does this.)
> On 07/02/2010 02:15 PM, Robert LeBlanc wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 2:05 AM, Atkinson,
>> Robert<RATKINSON at tbs-ltd.co.uk>wrote:
>>> Interesting to see you say it's dangerous. The way the Windows version
>>> works
>>> is that you have to be part of the Administrator group to be able to see
>>> them, which I would have thought secure enough?
>> This is not true, the share is advertised to anyone who asks. The Windows
>> client only hides shares that end with a '$'. By default Windows gives
>> access only to administrators (by default), but they are by no means
>> hidden.
>> Robert LeBlanc
>> Life Sciences&  Undergraduate Education Computer Support
>> Brigham Young University
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