[windows2000] Re: Default admin shares in WS2003

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:53:34 +0200

Ray Costanzo <> scribbled on Friday, July 11, 2008 4:44 AM:

Start disk manager once and it will want to initialise the new disk and
whatnot. Your problem should be taken care of there and then.

> I just added a hard drive to a WS2003 machine, and it didn't have a
> default administrative share (E$).  Is this expected behavior?  My
> system drive, C, had the expected C$ share.  In googling, I'm only
> finding info about removing the admin shares, but I'm trying to find out
> if this is new behavior that non-system drives don't have a default
> share automatically.
> In the event that this matters, this is a VMWare-hosted virtual server
> using a physical disk on the host machine, but I don't see that the
> guest OS would have any way of knowing this...

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