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
    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 ?

    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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