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What does 'ipc' 'admn' and 'c' mean in computer management under the shared folders?


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June 18, 2007 1:35PM

"The system root folder (%SYSTEMROOT%) is shared as ADMIN$. This is your Windows folder, and the administrative share provides administrators easy access to the system root folder hierarchy over the network." "The IPC$ share is used with temporary connections between clients and servers by using named pipes for communication among network programs. It is primarily used for to remotely administer network servers." C$ is the admin share for your local C: drive. See Microsoft KB Article ID 314984 for more details.