Prevent internal abuse with RMTSHARE.exe

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Savvy users can create a hidden share on a file server within their own personal storage or on their local machines. Administrators are prevented from seeing these shares if the users set the 'Hide' attribute to 'On' at the file server and share the folder with $. So then, how does the administrator prevent undesirable items from being stored on the company computer?

Use the RMTSHARE.exe -- a tool introduced in the Windows NT 4.0 resource kit – which works with NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003. Run the tool from a command prompt using: RMTSHAREmachinename. It will renew ALL shares including those that were hidden. Easy to use and powerful!

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This was first published in January 2004

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