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  • Misconfiguration Name
  • Administrative Shares enabled
  • Description
  • Administrative shares are network shares that allow system administrators to remotely access every disk volume on a network-connected system. Adversaries may use this technique in conjunction with administrator-level Valid Accounts to remotely access a network system.
  • Severity
  • Info
  • Category
  • Share Permission Management
  • Resolution
  • Fix not available
  • Potential issues that may arise after applying the resolution
  • Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations. If you disable admin shares, you will not be able to deploy software and patches to remotely. Also, it breaks a lot of applications and services that are dependent on admin shares. So the potential impact varies depending on the importance of applications and services that are dependent on administrative Shares.
  • Does remediation require reboot?
  • No