I manage a domain of roughly 300 workstations. I am a member of the domain admins group. I need to connect to numerous different workstations on my network to view the services and start/stop them as necessary. To do this I have been using the services.msc snap in via Action-> Connect to another computer. I am recieving an error on many of the workstations I attempt to connect to stating:
"Unable to open service control database on <computer name>"
"Access is Denied"
Some workstations I connect to fine, and I am able to change services as I wish, however many are displaying the above error and not letting me proceed. One thing I noticed however was that if I connect using the ip address instead of the host name it allows me to view the list of services however gives me an access denied error when attempting to start/stop some of the services.
I searched the other solutions on the site but was unable to find anything specific to my problems. Any help would be appreciated. Any questions feel free to ask. Thank you.