Systeminfo /S prompts for a password
Posted on 2004-10-01
I am a domain admin on our company network, and am faced with a problem that is quite puzzling. On a select few machines in our domain (including my own personal machine), if I login is myself, and run a 'systeminfo /S computername' I am prompted with a "Type the password for domain\choldsworth" ... I type in my password, and then it errors out with a login failure. If I run the systeminfo /S on a different computer, still logged in as myself, it works just fine. However, I've also found that I can only do a systeminfo on my own personal machine if I am logged into it directly... If I (or any of the other admins) try and systeminfo my machine remotely, we have the same problem.
Normally, this wouldn't be a huge issue ... however, we have just purchased some auditting software, and if I try and scan someone from my computer, I get an access denied message... which I am sure is related.
I am running Windows XP SP2, with the firewall off. Other machines running WinXP SP2 are able to perform this command w/o problem.
If anyone has an idea what the issue could possibly be, please reply... I am running out of ideas :)