Connecting to XP Registry via the Network
Posted on 2003-10-29
I have done a stupid thing, however I'm not sure of what this stupid thing is. Running Windows XP sp1a. In the process of testing a computer migration I keep on getting an access is denied message to my system. Three days of looking I think I am at the registry. I have remote registry running, it starts automaticly. When I go to my 2K3 server and logon as administrator of the domain my xp system is a member of and connect to the registry of my system, it will connect and bring up both HKLM and HKU, however when you try to access the key, you get "Error while opening key" message.
I figure at some point I have done something to lock this system down, but I don't know what it is. My end goal is to be able to run ADMT and migrate this computer, however I have to be able to get to the registry to run ADMT.
What I have done, checked...
local administrators group has the source domain/administrator as a member.
local administrators group has full controll of all the registry
I can sign onto the W2K3 server as source domain/administrator and map to admin$, create a file, delete a file so I have those rights.
I can sign onto the XP system as source domain/administrator and get into the registry, make keys, delete keys, modify keys, so the permissions are ok.