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Cannot access windows administrative share

Posted on 2007-11-25
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Hello,

i have a problem accessing administrative shares on Windows XP machine. When I try to open \\comp\c$ i get window asking for user name/password, but even if i enter correct ones i still get access denied. Strange thing is, that if i add new share say CC$, then i can browse it without any problems..

why so?
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Is the target machine running XP pro? Have you turned off Simple File Sharing?

You might want to try "sfc /scannow" as described in the following link:

 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841570
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yes, it is XP Pro.

how do i turn off simple file sharing?

and it's completely fresh system - i just installed it.
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The local user "Administrator" must have a password set!
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Windows explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/  Very bottom is listed "Use Simple File sharing (Recommend).
Uncheck it.
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Hello,

i'm not sure what exactly did help, but i think it was caused by simple file sharing.

I'm splitting the points.
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Glad you got it worked out :)

Kevin
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by:oluhotz
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Hi all,
I am having that same problems on PCs (both 2K and XP) which are connecting to a Win 2000 AD server. How can I solve that because W2K PCs don't have the File Sharing option.

Ben
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Thanks for the post Kshyas. It worked for me.
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