Are the C$, ADMIN$, and IPC$ shares available?

Article:TECH91905  |  Created: 2009-01-19  |  Updated: 2012-10-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91905
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



The C$, ADMIN$, and IPC$ shares are not available.

 


Cause



Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager requires that the IPC$, ADMIN$, C$ shares are available on the client computer when deploying the Symantec Endpoint Protection software.

 


Solution



Note: To check if this document describes the computer in question, download and run a pre-install check with SymHelp.

If the shares do not exist, create them manually.

To confirm and set up shares

  1. At a command prompt on the client, type the following command:

    net share
     
  2. If you do not see the ADMIN$, C$, and IPC$ shares listed, create them.
    Follow the directions for your version of Windows.
    • In Windows 2003/XP, at a command prompt, type the following commands:

      net share ADMIN$=C:\WINDOWS
      net share C$=C:\
      net share IPC$

       
    • In Windows 2000, at a command prompt, type the following commands:

      net share ADMIN$=C:\WINNT
      net share C$=C:\
      net share IPC$
  3. If you did not install Symantec System Center on drive C, create a share for the drive on which Symantec System Center is installed.
    For example, if Symantec System Center is installed on drive D, at a command prompt, type the following command:

    net share D$=D:\
     




 



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