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Hidden Shares Are Not Available After You Use the System Policy Editor
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Hidden shares are no longer available after you save changes with System Policy Editor in registry mode.
The value for the AutoShareServer parameter was replaced with the setting in System Policy Editor\Windows NT Network\Sharing\Create Hidden Drive Shares (server).
To resolve this problem you can edit the WINNT.ADM file or obtain Service Pack 3.
POLICY !!WorkstationShareAutoCreate VALUENAME "AutoShareWks" VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0 ---->VALUEON NUMERIC 1 <---- PART !!ShareWks_Tip1 TEXT END PART PART !!ShareWks_Tip2 TEXT END PART END POLICY POLICY !!ServerShareAutoCreate VALUENAME "AutoShareServer" VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0 ---->VALUEON NUMERIC 1 <---- PART !!ShareServer_Tip1 TEXT END PART PART !!ShareServer_Tip2 TEXT END PART END POLICY
and for BeepEnabled, add the indicated line:
POLICY !!Beep_Enabled VALUENAME BeepEnabled VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0 ---->VALUEON NUMERIC 1 <---- PART !!Beep_Tip1TEXTEND PART PART !!Beep_Tip2TEXTEND PART END POLICY
Add the lines surrounded by, ----> <----, but leave those characters out.
To correct this problem, manually set the following Local Computer Properties in System Policy Editor before saving changes to the registry:
Windows NT Network
Sharing Create hidden drive shares (workstation) Create hidden drive shares (server)
Windows NT Printers
Beep for error enabled
NOTE: You must manually set the Local Computer Properties mentioned above each time you save changes to the registry. Their check boxes will be blank (clear) each time you start System Policy Editor, unless you edit the WINNT.ADM file or obtain SP3.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT Server version 4.0. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT version 4.0. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
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Article ID: 156365 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1