Dollar Bill, Y’all

August 8, 2013



What does the dollar sign ($) after a Windows share name represent?

A) The share is for administrators only

B) The share is encrypted

C) The share is hidden

D) The share is password-protected

E) The share is green like money


The answer: C) The share is hidden

A hidden share is invisible to the normal browsing of shares, but it’s still accessible if you know the name. For this reason, the dollar sign should be used as an organizational technique rather than a security feature.

Want to know more? Watch “Windows Security Settings.”

Data security is one of the most important considerations for a system administrator. In this video, you’ll learn about users and groups, shared files and folders, NTFS vs. share permissions, and user authentication.

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