Denying access to shared resources

Denying access to shared resources
By Adesh Rampat

Shared resources offer a simple and secure method of accessing information through the network, depending on which equipment the resources are on. Because of this, many users, especially IT personnel, create numerous share accesses to files and folders that are easily accessible from remote sites. A workstation that has file and print sharing enabled can pose a security threat not only to the data present on the workstation's drive, but to the organization as a whole.

To prevent users other than administrators from creating a shared resource, especially on key servers and workstations, the network administrator can edit the registry and perform the following changes:

* Run Regedt32.exe

* Then select HKEY_LOCALMACHINESystemCurrentCOntrolSetServicesLanmanServerShares.

* Select Shares and all its sub keys.

* On the security menu, click permissions.

* Grant everyone group read permission for shares and each of its sub keys.

About the author
Adesh Rampat is a member of the Association of Internet Professionals, the Institute for Network Professionals and the International Webmasters Association. He has also lectured extensively on a variety of topics.

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Managing the Windows NT Registry
Author : Paul Robichaux
Publisher : O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN/CODE : 1565923782
Cover Type : Soft Cover
Pages : 376
Published : Jan. 1999
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This was first published in May 2001

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