I can't connect Win 7 Ult to Win Srvr 2008 Administrative share c$

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Jack Saltiel, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Jack Saltiel

    Jack Saltiel Guest

    I am able to connect to all my "shared" folders with no problem, but I can
    get it to let me log in to the administrative share no matter what I do.
    Works perfectly fine on my Windows XP which is on another boot partition on
    this same PC.
    Jack Saltiel, Oct 26, 2009
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  2. Without more specifics, it's difficult to tell.

    A couple of things can be going on. If you are currently logged on with a
    non-admin account, and you have a mapped drive already established with an
    open session, and you try to connect to an administrative share (c$, d$,
    etc), it will use the current logged on account's credentials, and if those
    credentials do not have access to the admin shares, it will not let you
    connect, nor will it prompt you for credentials. The best way to figure this
    one out, that is if it is the issue, is to disconnect all mapped drives,
    close any UNCs connected to any of the shares, restart Win7, then on a clean
    slate, try again. If and when it prompts for credentials, provide them in
    the form of: if the server is a DC or a member of a domain, use:
    domainname\administrator or if not in a domain, use:

    If that doesn't work, elaborate on your current scenario, such as:
    Who are you logged on as?
    Is the Win7 box part of a domain or not joined,.
    Is the server a DC, member server, or standalone.


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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 26, 2009
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  3. I believe even if the drives are disconnected/deleted, the credentials are
    still stored, so a restart, or at least a logoff, then logon, will kill
    that, at least from my experience.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 26, 2009

  4. Not that I remember, unless using:
    rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr

    I don't believe it's related, it's worth a shot, but then again, I've never
    tested it and simply have told people to logoff/on or restart.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 27, 2009
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