Cannot access admin$ or C$ on server 2008 domain computers

Posted on 2016-10-22
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
I have a 2008 server Domain with a bunch of windows 7 boxes and i cant access the admin$ or c$ shares. I can ping computers. I see the shares on the local machines but from the server i cant access them keeps says network path not found. I am looking through the GPOs and dont know what would be causing this.
Question by:noclav
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are you able to access the \\domain\sysvol or \\servername\sysvol?

What message do you get trying to access the Admin share?

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im trying to access the admin shares of the workstations.  from the workstations i can access all server shares fine. The error message i get is Network Path not found.
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yo_bee earned 250 total points
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I thought you were talking about accessing the server.
On the workstation is the Firewall feature enabled?  It maybe blocking.  IF you disable it can you access the ADMIN$ or C$?
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by:Kylo Ren
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can you access any of the other shares on the workstations? create one for testing purposes

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noclav earned 0 total points
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The issue was i have a GPO for Computer Configuration >Policies> Admin Templates > Network > Network Connections > Windows Firewall > Domain Profile > Allow Inbound file and printer sharing exception > I enabled it and put in the server Ips. That wasnt working until i change the ips and just put "*". I only wanted the server to access the admin shares.

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by:Kylo Ren
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makes sense. glad you got it figured out

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that was the fix

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