Accessing a computer running WIN XP not in domain

Posted on 2005-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
Hi everybody,
i would like to acces a network PC but when i go to \\mypc\C$ a dialogbox where the GUest user is shown and greyed so i cannot change to login as a local administrator to mypc.
this happens only if i tro to log to mypc form a computer joined to domain.
is there any workaround for this?

of course i know the administrator password etc...
Question by:theruck
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    Accepted Solution

    On the XP Computer not joined to the domain do the following.

    Go to Start -- Control Panel --Administrative Tools -- Local Security Policy

    Click Local Policies -- Security Options

    Scroll down towards the bottom and there is a policy that says "Network Access - Sharing and Security model for Local Accounts" Change that to "Classic - Local Users Authenticate as themseleves"
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    Author Comment

    great. i will try that
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    Expert Comment


    create a .bat file
    cut and paste

    net use /user:administrator y: \!!!!!!!!!!!!\\c$ ??????????????

    replace !!!!!!!!!!!! with pc name

    replace ?????????????? with pc administrator password

    double click new .bat file

    look for a Y drive, knock your socks off


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