How to disable remote ipc connection & sharing

Written by emilio alvarez
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Inter-process Communication (IPC) is an essential resource needed for establishing remote connections. It allows for the sharing of application data across named network pipes. This resource is represented as IPC$, where $ represents an administrative hidden share. IPC can be disabled to prevent unauthenticated connections. You can disable IPC connection and sharing by disabling the corresponding hidden share.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log in to your computer as a system administrator.

  2. 2

    Click the Windows "Start" menu, click "Control Panel" and choose "Administrative Templates."

  3. 3

    Double-click "Computer Management." The Computer Management console will open.

  4. 4

    Expand the "System Tools" node on the left pane by clicking the corresponding "+" sign. Expand the "Shared Folders" sub-folder and select "Shares." "IPC$" will display in the right pane.

  5. 5

    Right-click "IPC$" and choose "Stop sharing" from the pop-up menu. Click "OK" in the confirmation dialogue box. Close the Computer Management console.

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