Cannot access ADMIN$ on Windows XP Home from Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by deleyd, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. deleyd

    deleyd Guest

    On my home network of 6 computers, 3 Vista Home Premium and 3 Windows XP Home
    computers, from my Vista computer I can access ADMIN$ on any other Vista
    computer, but I can not access ADMIN$ on any of my Windows XP computers. I
    just get "access is denied".

    e.g.
    GARY is a Windows XP computer
    DOG is a Vista Home Premium computer

    at a command prompt:
    (works fine)
    access is denied.

    In an earlier slightly more complicated attempt, I traced a problem down to
    a call to WNetAddConnection2, where a valid username and password on the
    remote computer was provided. It worked fine Vista to Vista, but always
    failed with "access denied" XP to Vista.

    I can access any other shared folder I set up on Windows XP:
    e.g.
    works fine.

    Share name Resource Remark

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    C$ C:\ Default share

    print$ C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers
    Printer Drivers

    ADMIN$ C:\WINDOWS Remote Admin

    IPC$ Remote IPC

    David C:\Documents and Settings\Gary Deley\My Documents\David
    SharedDocs C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\DOCUMENTS
    The command completed successfully.

    and on GARY, in a failed attempt to fix this, I added to the registry this
    key value which previously didn't exist:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters]
    "AutoShareWks"=dword:00000001

    didn't help.

    Soooo, I'm out of ideas. Any ideas? (Is it possible that Windows XP Home
    doesn't allow accessing ADMIN$?)
     
    deleyd, Oct 6, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Windows XP Home doesn't have administrative shares like ADMIN$ and C$,
    as shown by typing "net share" at a command prompt.
    --
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Steve Winograd, Oct 7, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. deleyd

    deleyd Guest

    Yet ADMIN$ and IPC$ and C$ show up on all 3 of my Windows XP home computers.
    Are they there but just no useable?

     
    deleyd, Oct 8, 2008
    #3
  4. ADMIN$ and C$ don't show up on any of my Windows XP Home computers.
    They don't appear when I run "net share" on XP Home, and they don't
    appear I view an XP Home computer from another computer using "net
    view \\xphome". Where do you see them?

    The "net share" command shows IPC$ and Print$, which aren't shared
    disks or folders.

    You might be able to get ADMIN$ and C$ to show up if you start XP Home
    in Safe mode, disable simple file sharing, and reboot in normal mode.
    This is an unsupported scenario, but it might do what you want.
    --
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Steve Winograd, Oct 8, 2008
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.