Hiding sysvol and netlogon

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NETLOGON
SYSVOL
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
We have a Windows 2003 server with XP pro client, when the user logins to the domain they could browse the network or type in the UNC path and see the netlogon or sysvol, how do I hid this from the domain users, I think I tried setting no read permissions on those foldes but login script didn't work after that.

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That is correct. These two shares are integral to windows logins and login scripts working. They are supposed to be visible to clients. Basically, don’t put anything in there that isn’t supposed to be readable by everyone.

These are also the shares that are used by domain controllers for replication of Group policy information and such.

I can’t stress enough, you <i><b>NEED </b></i>these shares.

the default permissions for both shares is read for all users, ntfs is read and execute. as long as you aren’t using these shares for anything else, this shouldn’t cause you any problems.

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  • Wrobinson
    That's exactly right. These shares support server and client activity such as logon scripts, group policy and replication. Do not alter security in any way.
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  • Jerry Lees
    Looks like you've asked this question again. May I ask why you believe you want to do this, so I can possibly offer you a different solution that will meet your needs without breaking active directory?
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