Re: is it possible to share the printer only?

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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