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,
namergSystems AdministratorAsked:
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QlemoConnect With a Mentor Batchelor and 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).

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!
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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Sorry, simply missed "powershell". Not experienced in file operations via PS, sorry.
namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Jiji...I am reading that one...
namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Damnn, you are right...too late to split points. :(
namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:

I am trying to do the following

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.
QlemoBatchelor and 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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