To prevent a member of the Windows 2000 Power Users group from creating or managing network shares:

1. Copy / Paste the following into a SrvsvcShareFileInfo.reg file:

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\DefaultSecurity\]
"SrvsvcShareFileInfo"=hex:01,00,04,80,88,00,00,00,94,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,14,  00,00,00,02,00,74,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,1c,00,13,00,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,  00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1c,00,13,00,0f,00,01,02,00,  00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,25,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,  01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,01,  00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,  00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
2. Merge the SrvsvcShareFileInfo.reg file with the computer's registry, or run regedit /s SrvsvcShareFileInfo.reg.

3. Restart the Windows 2000 computer.