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Windows Server 2012 R2 - connect to computer

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I backed up a SQL database on my server.  I need to copy that file to another server.  I was trying to connect to my computer first and copying the file there.  

I can't find my computer on the network in windows explorer.  I tried to share the C drive on my computer and use the \\username\c but unable to connect.

Any suggestions how I can copy that file?
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John TsioumprisIT Supervisor
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How about using IP
\\IP.OF.DESTINATION.MACHINE\C$

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Doesn't work.

So, I opened command prompt and typed hostname.  Got the name of the server computer.  I see it on the network and I logged in but it is empty.  No C drive.

I also got my computer name and tried to access my computer from the server but it gets an 0x80004005 error.
Tom CieslikIT Superintendent
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First you must enable File and Printer sharing on your Computer and network discovery on server
Make sure you have selected File and Printer in Windows 7 firewall as enabled.

Then you can use:
\\computername\C$

or

\\Windows 7 IP\C$ (for exmple \\192.168.1.100\c$)
 to get access to your computer C drive
Tom CieslikIT Superintendent
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I assume your connecting from Server to your computer (member of your domain) as computer or domain admin !!!
John TsioumprisIT Supervisor
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How about setting a temp folder on the destination machine..share it and try again...in order to do it quick and dirty in the sharing add "Everyone" & "INTERACTIVE"

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On my computer I created a temp folder.  I shared it.  Added everyone.  

Went to server and attempted to connect \\computername\temp.

Received Windows can't access \\computername\temp

When I show details it is the 0x800004005 error.
Tom CieslikIT Superintendent
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It looks like you File and Printer sharing is not enabled on your computer firewall
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But on the server I go to network and it displays a bunch of computers including printers.
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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you're doing ti backwards.. share the folder with the sql.bak file then on the other computer access the file and then copy it.
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Below are the permissions I have set.  Still having issues.
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I was finally able to accomplish what I wanted.  I tried it on Friday but it worked today.  On the servers I applied Tom's solution.  I then connected to each server successfully and copied the file from the Production server to my computer then to the Test server.

Thanks

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