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Problems connecting remotely to a users hard drive within the domain

Discussion in 'Networking' started by stradam, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. stradam

    stradam Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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.
     
  3. stradam

    stradam Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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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