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PSEXEC commands no longer working - "Access is denied" error

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Two days ago, scripted commands like this were working fine:
psexec \\OTHER_WORKSTATION -u mynetwork\administrator -p mypass -d -i "notepad.exe"

Now, I'm getting this error:
Couldn't access OTHER_WORKSTATION:
Access is denied.

What could've changed in the IT world that would not allow this to work anymore?

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Are you still an Administrator on this workstation?

Is the workstation Online?

Check to see the state of the service PSEXEC Service on the machine in question. It should not be started unless you have a PSEXEC session open
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       Hi DAtaDesignIT
                It is the Firewall. Simply turn the firewall off in target machine.

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It uses the Admin share to communicate, and then copies the file and creates a service over on the other machine.....

On the target, you might want to see if the service fully launches. Might need to delete the service from the target, and retry connecting if it doesnt even launch on the other_workstation......
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Which part of that help you?

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The part of [[I should check that I can even log on....]]   ;-)  I had a typo in my credentials.
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lol.....

thanks for coming back to update, it helps to keep the PAQ's accurate when future searchers mosy on by....

Have a good one!!

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