The c: drive should always be administratively shared as C$. You can temporarily delete it, but it will always come back when the server service is restarted or the computer is rebooted. If they are deliberately stopping/disabling the service altogether, there are a few things you can do. 1) Native Group Policy can enforce a service's start mode (prevent them from disabling it), but it can't start the service if it is stopped. However, I am pretty sure you can use the Group Policy Preferences (GPP) extensions to do this. I just don't have a GPP-enabled console to verify. Can anyone check this out? 2) Write a script to run as a scheduled task on your machines that checks for the existence of the C$ share. If it has been removed, the script starts/restarts the server service. A product like SpecOps Command would work even better for something like this, as you can assign scripts to run through Group Policy at any time you want (not just startup/shutdown or logon/logoff). 3) Remove their local admin rights with Restricted Groups policy. They shouldn't need admin rights anyway (i.e. the "principle of least privilege" concept), and won't be able to manipulate services or circumvent Group Policy you're trying to enforce. Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Palombi Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:44 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] GP to stop administrators from sharing their c drive Hello, I would like to know if there is a domain group policy that would stop any one that is a part of the administrators group who is trying to not share their C drive? How can you make the service permanently stay on even if the person wants to change it? Dave Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of all or any portion of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.