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Access Denied (how to gain access to another machine QUICKLY!!)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by scj6771, Nov 19, 2005.

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  1. scj6771

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    And yet quite possibly another no brainer for you all, I work on a large number of machines for family and friends, mostly 2000 or XP Home and Pro and to be quite honest with you I am not sure what the best way to connect to these machines would be, what I mean is I am soooooo tired of setting up a machine in my shop, running up stairs to my primary machine to either get in remotly or tap into the c:\ drive of the other machine only to realize that I do not have permition, or I do not remember the computer name, or I do not have the password, or I can not log on as the "guest". Do you know what I mean? I get so frustrated when I get the "Access Denied" message. it seems to me I spend more time trying to get into these machines than I do reparing them. So I guess my question would be, once I have the machine setup what is the FASTEST way for me to gain access to that machine from another machine? Lets just focus on XP and 2000, Do I really have to setup a user first to gain access? or is there a quicker way. Thanks.
     
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    Im having this trouble aswel - I end up having to use Remote Desktop
    Does anybody have any ideas?
     
  3. Squashman

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    How else do you expect to gain access to a computer if you do not know the username and password on the computer.
     
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    Could the problem with mine be that i have different passwords on each computer for each user name, so i cant access the shared files or folders?

    Is there a way to allow all computers to access shared folders even if they have different usernames and passwords but on the name workgroup/domain?
     
  5. JohnWill

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    It seems unlikly that the family or friend bringing the machine can't access it. :)
     
  6. scj6771

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    I do not think you understand what it is I am asking, getting into the c:\ drive of a machine regardless of knowing passwords can still have the same effect. ACCESS DENIED.....
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    Have you shared the drive or are you trying to use the administrative C$ share?
     
  8. JohnWill

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    If you know the name/password of the account on the machine, connect as that user. You can also simply create an account on the machine with the name/password that is used on the client machine. Problem solved.
     
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