To access another machine's Harddisk for maintenance & trouble shooting

I have installed some program based in Foxpro v 2.6 for Dos and it is running fine sometime I want to access the database of the client to modify certain details if something goes wrong. I don't want to use PC anwhere kind of a software is there any other set up through modem with which I can access the clients harddisk so that I can remotely connect and correct the problem and exit without hindering the operations of the client I am having a dial up connection and the client is also having a modem.

I would like to know whether any direct connection is possible like we access and local machine with command like \\computername\c which I can map and use it as a drive in a dial up connection.

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Well you could use netop....

But if you want to use the program mapping the drive will cause you a few more headaches \\ipaddress\c$ is really not the way to go.

Your best bet is something like PCAnywhere, NetOp, and the like. Yes you can direct connect by calling the host computer's modem. You can also use MS Netmeeting.

But directly mapping the drive over the internet is really not a good thing to do from a strickly security point of view.

1. To send files

Dialling will work fine but slowly. Make sure that the client PC has "client for microsoft networks" and "file and printer sharing for microsoft networks" enabled.
The client drive will by default be shared for administrator use as \\<client ip>\c$

2. If you just want to type things at their dos prompt and see the response, then look for "remote command service" which was included in the W2K reource kit.

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