Disabling automatic sharing of the root of the C drive in Windows 7

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Is it possible to disable the automatic sharing of the root of the C drive on all Windows 7 desktops? This is a huge security risk in my book. Suggestions if not? Reasons for not? How can I disable it?
ASKED: March 8, 2011  8:14 PM
UPDATED: March 8, 2011  10:19 PM

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We have all C drives shared out in our network, which allows back-end access for all sorts of updates and maintenance which can be done quickly and efficiently from the Administrator’s desktop – in most cases, without even disturbing the user while they work.

It should be simple enough to turn off the sharing on your C: drive – you haven’t given much information, so I don’t know if you are looking for a GPO to do this is an AD environment, or if you are looking for something as straight forward as going into the properties of the C: drive and turning it off from there?

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