Disable Automatic Hidden Shares (Windows NT/2000/XP)


Windows automatically create hidden shares to the local disk drives.
The shares are normally accessed via \\server\c$ and \\server\d$ depending on the drive letter.
If it disabled now, but when the computer restart, the sharing will automatic enabled.

To stop that open your registry using regedit,
1. Find the key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters]

2. Create a new DWORD value “AutoShareServer” for NT server or “AutoShareWks” for NT Workstation

3. Then set the value to 0 = disable shares, if the value 1 = enable

4. Restart Windows and the automatic shares should not be created.

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