is it possible to share the printer only?

S

someone

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
only?

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.

Thanks.
 

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Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\)

This is a good question. You may modify the registry. This how to may help:
how to disable administrative share -
http://chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8416&sid=73a1a479a9d9b1fbe9e4349bc7d25cbc


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<[email protected]> wrote in message
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> 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
> only?
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks.
 

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Dusko Savatovic

To add to other posters.
To increase your security level, in Vista, you've got "Windows Firewall with
Advanced Security".
Under "Inbound Rules", you can check properties of "Server Message Block
(SMB)".
Check "Scope" tab. Here you can set local and remote IP addresses that are
allowed to connect to your network share(s).

<[email protected]> wrote in message
news:o[email protected]

> 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
> only?
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks.
 

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Drew

Personally I had that problem and chose a printer that had a ethernet
connection hooked to my router and basically I can print from any computer
in my home but yet not have any sharing turned on..

<[email protected]> wrote in message
news:o[email protected]

> 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
> only?
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks.
 

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Jack [MVP-Networking]

Hi
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).

<[email protected]> wrote in message
news:o[email protected]

> 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
> only?
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks.
 

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S

someone

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]"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Hi
>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).
>
><[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:o[email protected]

>> 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
>> only?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks.
 

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S

someone

How to disable the administrative shares? Thanks.

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:51:26 -0400, John John - MVP
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>You can disable the administrative shares.
>
>John
>
>[email protected] wrote:

>> 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]"
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>

>>> Hi
>>> 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).
>>>
>>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:o[email protected]
>>>> 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
>>>> only?
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
 

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