Why are hidden network shares visible to some users?


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ttripp

Having set up a network share where users' folders are redirected...

and having set the user folders to hidden (using the $ extension)...

and having this work for 95% of users...

why is it then that a couple of my users can see these hidden shares?
One is a Vista user (our only Vista user, in fact), but the other is
running XP, so it isn't Vista. The shares are showing up on the
"Start | All Programs" button. I don't understand what's going on.

Anyway, does anyone have any ideas? BTW, the network share is on a
Win2K3 cluster file share resource, but I don't think it's the cluster
part that's the problem. After all, the files are being shared
properly, it's just a couple of users are seeing things they ought not
see.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Having set up a network share where users' folders are redirected...

and having set the user folders to hidden (using the $ extension)...

Meaning, \\server\usershare$\%username% ? (that's how I'd do it, instead of
sharing each folder)
and having this work for 95% of users...

why is it then that a couple of my users can see these hidden shares?

Go to \\server and see what you can see.
One is a Vista user (our only Vista user, in fact), but the other is
running XP, so it isn't Vista. The shares are showing up on the
"Start | All Programs" button.

I'm confused as to what that means, exactly - I don't understand what you're
seeing. Can you describe it better?
 

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