Unable to manage desktops after SP 2 is installed

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have several desktops running windows XP Pro w/ SP2 on a domain... I used to be able to access all their drives remotely from the domain controller ( \\desktop1\c$ ; \\desktop1\d$ ) .  I noticed systems w/o SP 2; I can access.  How do configure SP 2 to allow management?

Question by:cannguyen
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    Expert Comment

    Have you disabled the builtin windows firewall that came with SP2 to see if that is the cause?

    Author Comment

    Yes... I can access the drives ; if I disable the firewall.
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    Accepted Solution

    There is an option for networked machines that should allow you to manage them on the firewall config

    Author Comment

    Thanks Colin,

    I didn't check the exception "File and Printer Sharing" ; It works now.

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