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PsExec and XP

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Hi, I can not get PsExec to work on XP. I have several other 2000 PCs and it works fine. I followed several of the suggestions I found here (turned off simple file sharing, shared folders etc...) I have two computers directly linked and am using a workgroup. I can see the folders and look at all files. I can not look at the c$ folder though and I can not add the user computer2\administrator to computer1. I get "Access is denied" when trying to run psexec. I have tried it with -u and without.
Thank you,
Pam
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by:Tim Holman
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Try psexec -u remotecomputername/username instead of just psexec -u username.
It sounds like your XP machine is not a member of the domain ?
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It didn't work. I am in a workgroup not domain environment. Have you heard of any issues using SP 2 on XP? One of the computers has SP2 on it, the other SP1.
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If the XP firewall is enabled, then psexec would need to be allowed through....  follow the firewall logs, work out what's being blocked, then open the relevant ports.
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The problem with this is probably that in the Security Options in the Local Security Policy the Network Access: Sharing and Security model for local accounts is set to guest only (windows default).  If set to guest only, even if you are connecting with the administrator username and password, it will still only have the privileges of the guest account (read: none).  Therefore, you need to change the Sharing and Security model to Classic - Local users authenticate as themselves.

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BTW, to get to the local security policy, go to start-->control panel-->administrative tools-->Local security policy, and then to the Security Options branch.

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"(turned off simple file sharing, shared folders etc...)"
hehe well psexec needs the admin$ share to be enabled..

when you disabled that one add it back!
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