I think that I have made it clear that I only want to sharing printer
but not folder. Sharing printer poses less security risk. Even if
you don't explicitly share any folder. C$ is only shared by OS and
there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off, as a result, C$ is
subject to password cracking.
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:42:40 -0500, "Jack [MVP-Networking]"
>What is functionally Sharable on your system if you turn File and Printer
>Sharing On but you do not enable individually any File Sharing Folder?
>Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
><someone@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> When you turn on file and printer sharing, both file and printer
>> sharing are turned on. Is there a way to turn on printer sharing
>> by default, c$ is always shared on windows XP pro, I am not sure about
>> vista/windows 7 home premium. So there is some security risk with
>> file sharing, while there is less risk with printer sharing.
>> The PCs are behind the firewall, however, there is a possibility that
>> the PC used by the kids have trojan or are even hijacked (anti-virus
>> are installed but it's still not that secure). So I only want to share
>> the printer.