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Whaddya know how to hide shared folders in Windows 2003 Server?

Overview from Microsoft:

Windows 2003 Access-based Enumeration makes visible only those files or folders that the user has the rights to access. When Access-based Enumeration is enabled, Windows will not display files or folders that the user does not have the rights to access.

Where to download Access-based Enumeration?

Or search Access-based Enumeration from Microsoft website.

Installing Windows 2003 Access-based Enumeration Setup Wizard:

  • Double click on ABEUI.msi file.  Click Next to continue.
  • In License Agreement, you normally select “I Agree” to proceed the install.
  • Select the Installation Folder and choose Everyone, click Next to continue.
  • Select “I will enable Access-based Enumeration on individual shared folders.” Click Next
  • The installer is ready to install, click Next.
  • Click on Close to finish.

Then what? Follow this procedure to complete.

  • Create a new group or use existing group to manage folder shared security access. Add member to this group.
  • Share a folder
  • Right click on shared folder, properties. Here you will see a new tab named “Access-based Enumeration”. If you don’t see it, you need to install the program.
  • Put check on “Enable access-based enumeration on this shared folder”. Click OK
  • And test it.

That’s all, easy huh! If you still need assistance, visit post questions and someone will assist you.


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