Pause W2K3 SMB shares

Although, there is no clicky way to pause a Windows servers shares, there is a bit more unconvenient way to prevent users from accessing your servers shares:

  • Fire up a registry editor and navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares
  • Export all shares you want to reopen again later
  • Delete all shares you want to pause and close the registry editor
  • Restart the service called “Server

et voila, you’re done.

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