How to gain access to ADMIN$ on XP SP3 over network ?
Posted on 2011-02-25
I am trying to enable access for VMware's Vcenter Converter tool (WIn 7 Pro 64bit) over the network to my old XP SP3 laptop so that I can convert it to a Virtual Machine.
To do this the converter installs a temporary agent on the XP machine thus it needs access to the XP ADMIN$ folder. Even if I login as the XP Administrator account in the COnverter tool, I still get denied access to the ADMIN$ folder.
I can ping the server from the WIn7 machine fine
I tried doing dir \\xpmachine\admin$ , but got a "access denied" message. I guess I need to put in a username and password on the command line somewhere.
What is you advice in sorting this access since I suspect once I have disable som security policy or whatever and enable access to Admin$ then the converter will work fine.
P.s I have tried disabling all firewalls and also "simple file sharing" is disabled on the XP machine and normal file and print services is active.