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I cannot access the C: drive of another computer on my home network. It complain about not having access to it when I do have access.

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I have two computers (Windows 7) on a home network. When I map from one computer to another, I go to "Run", type in \\ksolpc01, and it opens a Window fine after I put in proper credentials. However, when I map to \\ksolpc01\c$, and put in proper credentials, it gave me error message attached. What do I need to configure to map successfully to the C: drive of one computer on my network to another?
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by:rtangaccurate
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Forgot to include attachment of error message. Here it is.
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On the Windows 7 machine you are trying to access, share the drive itself and give it a share name of (say) DRV-C (or something that makes sense to you).

Either give "Everyone" access (start there) or provide the user name of the accessing machine on the machine being accessed and give "user name" access.

Windows 7 does not like C$ and the method above will work - I use it for the purpose you want.

.... Thinkpads_User
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There are also 2 other ways you can use the C$ administrative share in Win7... you can disable User Account Control (UAC) on the computer whose C: you want to access, or you can bypass UAC for that particular security purpose by adding a DWORD named LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy with a value of 1
at the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
key.

Note that both of those reduce security on the machine, so creating an actual share for the drive as counseled by Thinkpads_User is preferable from a security point of view.
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I do not like disabling UAC (although that will work). So that is why I suggested setting up a share name. That works in harmony with UAC turned on. This works on my Windows 7 machine and also on my Windows 8 machine.  I am in agreement with Darr's last point.

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by:ktaczala
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make sure you are typing in the remote computer name first i.e.
   ksolpc01\<admin account name>
 then the password
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anymore questions?
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by:John Hurst
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@rtangaccurate - Did you try the things we suggested? You can share a drive and you can get access. I do this myself.

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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for thinkpads_user's comment #a39288719

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by:Darr247
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I recommend a split
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Thanks!
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I am comfortable with Darr's suggestion.

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