Every PC can map to any other PC's hard drive(s) / USB drive(s) on the network where I work. When I realized this I thought it was odd. All one needs to do is access the (Start) button then type
\\ComputerName\C$ and they can read, write and delete from any drive. Is this a common network configuration? There are approx 200 PCs across all the common types of departments you'd have in any business. The internal politics are raging at times. Tensions are very high at times. Can anyone explain how this, perceived lack of security on my part, configuration might make sense?
Additional info: I asked a network administrator why the network was like this, her answer was similar to "Yes, everyone can access other drives, we need to install updates etc. Save sensitive data to your network share where 'most' others can't access it." The problem with this is. 1) the network shares are limited in storage capacity and folks are routinely asked to remove unneeded files from the shares, resulting in people using their local hard drive(s) instead. and 2) Only a few people know that everyone can access their local drive(s)