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How can I open Computer Manager on a remote machine in a WORKGROUP environment? When I connect to another computer and try to open Shared Folders for example I get an authentication error.

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The scenario you have encountered is the same default configuration that prevents us from remotely navigating to the admin shares (such as "c$") within a workgroup.  However, there is a simple registry modification you can make to enable that capability.  Here is a good article that explains the process:

http://www.petri.co.il/windows-7-access-denied.htm
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that doesn't seem to work when opening Shared Folders in Computer Manager. Do I need to enter the Administrator account credentials somehow?
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On the Windows 7 workgroup I have configured on my home network, all of the machines have an identical set of userid/password combinations to make sharing resources as easy as possible.  Once I have made the registry modifications described in Daniel Petri's article, that also allows me to access admin shares and remote Computer Management rather smoothly.  It's something you may want to consider.

Here is a previous EE question where I described the basic elements of an ideal Windows 7 workgroup configuration:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27474505.html
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