I like things to be shaded only when I want to. So I was always removing
automatic shares using these instructions:
To remove administrative shares without letting Win2K recreate them every
time you reboot the system, you need to edit the registry. Start regedit and
go to the
subkey. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value to create the new values
AutoShareServer and AutoShareWks; set each value's data to 0 (i.e., false).
Next, go to each drive, right-click, and select Sharing. Then, select Do not
share this folder. Then restart server service.
This works on windows 7 too (for disk drive and admin shares). The problem
is that CD/DVD devices are also shared as hidden shares in windows 7, and
workaround above doesn't disable these.
How do I disable automatic hidden CD/DVD shares in windows 7 ?