Remove windows 7 CD/DVD-ROM automatic hidden shares ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Vilius Mockûnas, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Hello,

    I like things to be shaded only when I want to. So I was always removing
    automatic shares using these instructions:

    "To remove administrative shares without letting Win2K recreate them every
    time you reboot the system, you need to edit the registry. Start regedit and
    go to the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters
    subkey. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value to create the new values
    AutoShareServer and AutoShareWks; set each value's data to 0 (i.e., false).
    Next, go to each drive, right-click, and select Sharing. Then, select Do not
    share this folder. Then restart server service."

    This works on windows 7 too (for disk drive and admin shares). The problem
    is that CD/DVD devices are also shared as hidden shares in windows 7, and
    workaround above doesn't disable these.

    How do I disable automatic hidden CD/DVD shares in windows 7 ?

    thanks
    Vilius
     
    Vilius Mockûnas, Jun 7, 2010
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  2. Isn't it easier to just not allow any exceptions in your Windows Firewall?
    No mucking around in any registry settings, etc. Simple, works great.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 7, 2010
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