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Windows 7: Discussion about hidden windows shares

23 Sep 2011   #1
i486dx266

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Discussion about hidden windows shares

I'd like to get some opinions of the usefulness of hiding windows shares using sharename$

Is there really a point? Anyone with a medium size toolkit or even anyone using linux can see all hidden shares anyway. Working with hidden shares also impaires the use of some commands like "dsquery user OU=BlaBla,DC=rob,DC=roy,DC=com" | dsmod user -hmdir \\srvr\users$\$username$"


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23 Sep 2011   #2
brady

 

For home users, they're not very useful. For Domain environments, they're used daily. There are certain folders you generally hide from curious eyes. DACLS cannot be modified in admin shares, sysvol/netlogons are a couple of examples of folders that must remain hidden.
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23 Sep 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Those hidden shares are only accessible if the attacker has the correct authentication details. Otherwise, nothing to fear.
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