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get access to drive D on remote workstation

dedri asked
Last Modified: 2014-10-09
I have a computer in my network that I cannot open and browse drive D remotely(I am domain admin). It seems that someone removed the permissions for domain admins for this disk. Drive C: is accessible. Computer is WinXP.
I tried from computer management to share it again but unsuccessful.
Any idea how to access drive D on this computer, or how can I give myself permissions for this(as I said I am domain admin). Computer is on remote location and so it's not accessible onsite.
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Are you able to RDP into the machine? If so, take ownership of the D drive, normally this should be enough to get permissions back. If you can't RDP into it there is no way to get the permissions back other than reinstall the machine. D share is made automatically as an administrative share.


RDP is not enabled
psexec remotecomputer cmd  is working , is it possible to use some command line commmand to gain permissions?

You could try the following link. You could either use icacls or takeown. Problem is that you need to take ownership of the D drive. It is worth giving it a shot.

Lionel MMSmall Business IT Consultant

if psexec is working then try this command
Net Share DriveD=D:\ /Grant:AdminUser,Full /Grant:"Domain Admins",Full /Remark:"Root of D:\"
this will create a share on D:\ giving the group "domain admins" and a Admin User Full Access--replace Adminuser with an actual user--like yours
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