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Admin Know-IT-All Question #20

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Today's Know-IT-All answer is:
d. Both a. and c.

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Most users and admins manage file shares in Windows 2000 manually -- meaning they keep a running mental list of what's shared and what's not, and work from that. Sometimes an admin or user will delete a folder that has an active file share on it, and ignore the warning that Windows provides when this is done.

Not only does this log an error -- Event 2511 -- but under some conditions the share itself isn't removed, and will continue to throw an error whenever the system is restarted or that user logs back in. If the share is persistent despite the folder being deleted, the system will try to re-share the nonexistent folder again and again, and throw the same error each time.

There are a few ways to keep this from happening...

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