Article ID: 72274
Article Type: Best Practices
On Windows servers, hidden administrative shares are created automatically so that administrators, programs, and services can use these shares to access and manage these resources. Administrative shares pose a security vulnerability and must be disabled on the Servers/MediaAgents hosting the shares. These shares should not be used in Commvault software and should be removed immediately if they are used in existing configurations. Administrative shares can be used to setup the following features in Commvault software:
Typically, a dollar ($) is used to denote the shared partition or volume. For example: \\MyServer\E$\. If your existing setup is configured to use an administrative share, remove the share, and reconfigure the path as follows:
**IMPORTANT: **Do not use Administrative shares for subsequent configurations in your environment.