Problems connecting remotely to a users hard drive within the domain

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stradam

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Hi There,

I am having problems connecting up to a users hard drive using the \\pcname\c$ path. I can ping the PC, I can remote desktop to it and the firewall on the PC is turned off as per our group policy for the domain.
The error message that I recieve is logon failiure: the user has not been granted the request logon type at this computer

I have been to the PC to make sure that the Domain Admin user is present in the administrator group and I am a Domain Administrator. I'm not having this trouble on any other PC in our domain.

Please help!!

Cheers,

Adam
 

JohnWill

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Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.
 

stradam

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Ok thanks for that John, I'll give it a go and let you know if it worked.

Why would I have to allow network access for the guest when I am trying to connect as the Domain administrator and why would this problem occur on this machine but not the others?

Cheers
 

JohnWill

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Can't really say, though I've used this successfully for for this issue in the past. Since you're connection to the workstation, the fact that you're on a domain isn't really an issue, you're using workgroup connections going in that direction. The workstation in question is the "server" in this scenario.
 
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