I have a question but first I want to lay out or environment.
We have Windows 2012 R2 and have a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers as clients.
I'm having remote connectivity issues with MMC snap-in and accessing the remote C$ share. Basically cannot access the computer:
I cannot connect to some client computers using the MMC snap in tool. Specifically the Computer Management part.
On some I can and some I cannot. These client computers are all the Domain and not a workgroup.
When trying the MMC snap-in I get the message "Computer \\xyz cannot be managed. The network path was not found."
Note * I can ping the machine and I can remote desktop into the machine, as I have set those rules up in the Firewall.
I'm a Domain admin and figured out the settings to allow me to do that for ICMP ping-inbound IPv4
Steps taken to try and resolve this mmc snap in issue: I started the service Winrm to Automatic when the computer starts up as a services but still no luck.
Also when I try to access the C$ share I get the same message that this computer is not accessible.
This is a new machine I'm currently testing with so there is no current anti-virus on the machine. I also turned of Windows Defender.
I know it's a firewall setting because I turned off the firewall on this particular machine I'm trouble shooting and I was able to get in.
Can someone please assist with what rules need to be enabled or created.
Thank you very much