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Old 05-25-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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I have two computers and I am running penetration testing on them. I was wondering if it is possible to enable/connect to the admin$ in Windows XP Home. Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-25-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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Admin$ is the default share name of the root drive on you windows machine. To enable it, you enable remote administration to that machine and that will enable the root as a share with name admin$. I don't know if this answers your question or if you already knew it.
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thanks for the reply. I had already known that but I forgot. I am really asking is it possible to enable the admin$ in windows xp home and how...

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Old 05-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #4
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if you enable remote admin on the computer that will automatically create the default admin$ share. If you need to do it some other way, you could probably go to that directory (c:/windows) and enable the share from there, by right clicking -> properties -> sharing
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But how? I tried, windows won't allow it. Is there some *.exe file in the system32 folder by any chance?

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You don't have administrative priveleges?
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I never said that I didn't. I do. Let me get that straight. But I don't think that windows (by default) lets you share the Windows Folder. Is there any function that enables this? Or a command?

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I don't know if there is a function or command. On the computer i am on right now WinXP administrative priveleges, i can enable this share two ways:

1. Go to C:\Windows and right click. Click properties and go to the Sharing tab. Click share this folder. Share Name = ADMIN$

2. Go to Control Panel->System->Remote and click allow remote connections.

I am not too sure about the second one, I think the first time you do it, it will create the share, but the first one will work.
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it is a impossible





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Try this...go to start->run->\\computername\ADMIN$

This is one way to see if it is shared or not
Windows will automatically set that share..thats the only other thing i could think of
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Hello,
i think that there in no this share in windows xp home its possible only in windows xp professional so you should to share from right click sharing and security but this option not include file systems like folder "windows"or "program files" this options is not in home edition for security i think that
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I'm pretty sure hoksha is right. I run windows pro and i tried to share the folder and it worked. But i tried it on home and no luck there....
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Yes, that is one of benefits of XP Pro. It has better networking and sharing options like that. Well, that sucks.... XP Pro is pretty cheap now if it is absolutely necessary I'm sure you can trade in your XP home and get Pro for like $20-$50.
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Thanks, a ton guys. I checked out Microsoft and you cannot share the admin$ on XP Home. That is definitely a security advantage. That disables quite a few tools though...the PsTools suite for instance.

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