How can you hide a Windows share from displaying in a list of available shares?
A) Append a dollar sign to the end of the share name
B) Start the share name with a hash
C) Mark the share checkbox with “Administrator Only”
D) Assign permissions to the share for only the Administrator group
E) Give it sunglasses and a fake passport
The answer: A) Append a dollar sign to the end of the share name
Using a dollar sign at the end of the share will hide the share from lists, but it doesn’t protect the share in any way. You must also provide the necessary rights and permissions to protect the contents of the share from others.
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