Renaming CD-ROM Drive Creates Admin$ Share to Which Everyone Has Full Permission

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If you rename a CD-ROM drive or other removable-media drive (for example, from the default drive D to drive H), an administrative share for the new drive letter is created. No password is necessary to access the CD-ROM drive after the drive letter has been changed, regardless of who tries to connect. Members of the Everyone group have access to the drive. Renaming the drive back to its original drive letter does not resolve the problem.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 267868 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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