Which of these would be the best way to avoid showing a Windows share in a list of available resources?
A) Configure Windows Firewall to filter the share name
B) Modify the registry on the device hosting the share
C) Add a dollar sign to the end of the share name
D) Enable the “Hidden” share permission
E) Disable NetBIOS over IP
F) Only look at your computer screen through a mirror
The answer: C) Add a dollar sign to the end of the share name
Windows will hide a share name if a dollar sign has been added to the end of the name. This does not prevent access or add any additional security, but it will hide the share name from a list of available resources.
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