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August 25, 2015



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.

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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