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Accessing C$ over LAN

Hi, I dont know if this makes sence but i want to access my admin drive in xp over the network???? I think the drives normally look like C$ or D$ etc... Can i acccess the m over the network and if i can how do i and what do i need to enable this? Thanks.
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Debsyl99Commented:
Hi dgscott,
You can map a network drive to it so long as you're logged on with an account with sufficient permissions. Try this from a command prompt for the C share
net use x: \\xppcname\C$
for the admin share then
net use x: \\xppcname\C$
Where x is a spare drive letter and xppcname is the name if the pc you want to connect to

Deb :))
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Debsyl99Commented:
Sorry I meant
net use x: \\xppcname\admin$
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi dgscott,

i wouldnt map the admin share, create a new share and map to that, mapping to an admin share is a big security risk for end users
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dgscottAuthor Commented:
i only need to access my xp pc over network to install some software from server but i need to some how enable the C$ drive on the xp machine. i need it for like 5 or 10min
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
ah fair call then, Follow Debs steps

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dgscottAuthor Commented:
do i have to do that on the server?
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Debsyl99Commented:
Accessing C$ over LAN
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=314984
Shouldn't think it'd be a problem so long as it's for a specific purpose and disconnected when done.
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Debsyl99Commented:
or rather that should have been
How to create and delete hidden or administrative shares on client computers - never mind.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=314984

Run the command posted from the pc or server you want to connect from - so if you're on server 1
open up a cmd prompt and run what I posted. This'll map a drive. When you're done with it disconnect it by running
net use x: /delete
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dgscottAuthor Commented:
It says when i do that: system error 53 has occurred.

Network path was not found.
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Debsyl99Commented:
Try disabling the windows firewall on the XP pc if it's turned on - or any other firewall that's just native to that pc like zonealarm/symantec internet security etc. If that doesn't work make sure that you can ping it by name and ip. You can always try using the ip instead of the name, ie
net use x: \\192.168.0.1\admin$ but use the ip address of pc instead.
How to use the Ping Command
http://www.xtra.co.nz/help/0,,4155-1904324,00.html
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raywkCommented:
First, make sure file and printer sharing service include in network properties.

Second, please change the "file and printer sharing" in WinXP firewall if you are enable it. Add "file and printer" in exception list.

If windows firewall is not enable or "File and printer sharing"  in exception list.
Then check the folder security permission of root of C:\ or D:\.


Regards,
Ray


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