When you start a domain controller that is running Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, the admin$ and C$ shares may be lost. You may not be able to recreate these shares in Windows NT Explorer, and you may receive the following error message:
The share names admin$ and IPC$ are reserved and may not be used.
The cause is unknown.
To work around this issue, follow these steps:
- At the command prompt, use the net share command to recreate the administrative shares. For example, type the following command to recreate the admin$ share:net share admin$
- Configure the system policy of the domain controller to automatically create the hidden C$ and admin$ shares when you start the computer:
- Start System Policy Editor.
- Open the policy file for the system.
- Double-click the Default Computer value.
- Expand the Windows NT Network folder.
- Expand the Sharing folder.
- Click to select the Create hidden drive shares (server) check box, and then click OK.
- Save the policy file, and then quit System Policy Editor.