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Access the C drive using a web URL
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:24:32 pm »
Hello All.

If you are intended to copy some files from one windows server to another windows server and that doesn't have the ftp login details. We can use the default administrative shares in Windows Server 2008.

By default, Windows Server 2008 automatically creates hidden administrative shares that can manage over network.

We can view the same using the Shared Folders tool in Computer Management and by default the  C drive or the drive where the windows get installed is shared. In order to access the same we can use the below url.

http://IP_ADDRESS/c$

If its asks for authentication details, please use the administrator credentials.

We also need to make sure the service name " server " is started including the IIS service. Other wise the administrative share over the network will not work.