At my workplace, some objects in AD and some drive mappings in network have $ sign as part of their path/name/identifier.
For example a security group "$Sales" and "SQLServer2005MSFTEUser$servername$MSSQLSERVER"; or if I key in "Y:" in the windows explorer address bar, it brings up "D$ (\\servername) (Y:)"
Is there any significance of the $ symbol? A naming convention? windows pathname feature?