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With Powershell How to authenticate into a workgroup computer C$ from a Domain computer ?

Hello all,

I have a domain computer & user domain where I run all my scripts. But, in my current case I need to authenticate into a workgroup computer in order to get a file

File is located at \\computername\c$\folder\file.csv

Thanks for your help,
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McKnifeCommented:
Hi.

There is a difference if the target computer runs vista/7 or 8 compared to win xp - so what OS is it?

If the administrative share c$ is accessible (share active, not blocked by a firewall, option described here set http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942817 ), then simply connect a network drive and use credentials like this:
user: targetsystemname\adminoftargetsystem
pw: anythingbutnotempty!
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namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
The target is a Server 2008, but in my testing I am using a Win7 in a workgroup mode.

Via GUI i can do \\computername\c$\folder\ and i get prompted then I get access but I want to avoid that and do it via powershell

Thanks for your help,
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McKnifeCommented:
Sorry, simply missed "powershell". Not experienced in file operations via PS, sorry.
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
You can still use the "DOS" net use for authenticating. Just execute
 net use \\targetserver\c$ /u:targetserver\targetadmin targetpwd
and you should be able to access the drive as \\targetserver\c$ from PS. That is still easier than to set up Remoting, though Remoting is the better way if you want to execute stuff remotely (not just get some files).
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namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Damnn, you are right...too late to split points. :(
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namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Qlemo,

I am trying to do the following

Clear-Host
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
net use Z: \\computername\c$ /u:computername\username 'password'

But, I do not see the Z drive.

By the way, i did open a question about it.

Thanks for your help.
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
If you post a follow-up question, please provide the link, so we do not have to search for it ;-).

I've tested to map a network drive, and had no issues with accessing it using a drive letter. Whatsoever, the New-PSDrive method shown in the other question is the "better"  method as it is fully integrated into PS. Be aware that the drives mapped with New-PSDrive are not visible to DOS commands.
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