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Can ping PC names, but can't access admin share

Q: Can ping PC names, but can't access admin share

Greetings all.

Here's what we're working with...

Windows XP Pro SP3 machines.
Workgroup environment connected to our company domain via Sonicwall VPN devices. Each workgroup computer has a WINS entry so we can resolve names to IP's.

I can ping the PC names, but when trying to access the administrative share, the PC is not found. I know i overlooked some mundane detail, and to be honest, i need a hand since my brain hurts.


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My home network:
Windows 7 PC
Windows XP Laptop
Both cable connected to a TalkTalk router with Firewall
Neither PC has a software firewall enabled

I haven't used the laptop for 6 months. I used to be able to do everything I discuss below, the only change in the past 6 months is I have re-installed Windows 7 onto a new SSD.


So, yesterday, from my Windows 7 PC, I:

Could successfully:
Remote desktop into the XP PC within my home network
Ping it using CMD using the XP PC name AND its internal IP address

Could NOT:
See the XP PC on my Windows 7 network map
Access it's shares

I then noticed "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" was off on the XP's network adapter. As soon as I turned it on, from my Windows 7 PC, I could successfully:

See it on my Windows 7 network map
Access it's shares

However, since then, the XP machine has installed a lot of updates. I don?t know what ? there were so many I just didn?t check.


Now I find I cannot:
Remote desktop into the XP PC (it says it cannot find the laptop ? the PC name I'm using definitely matches the name as per the "Remote" (desktop) tab on the laptop).
Ping it using CMD using the PC name OR its internal IP address
Can anyone help me to remote desktop into the XP PC again?

Thanks in advance,

A:Can't remote desktop/ping XP PC, but can access its share folders

Hi Rave79x,

If you can't ping the XP PC, I'd look on any Security or Firewall Software installed.

Can you also provide an ipconfig /all of the XP computer? Here's a Tutorial.

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Does anyone know the answer to this? I have created a workgroup, my desktop and a laptop, both using XP pro accessing using same netgear router... I have created an account on the laptop (the one i was to connect to) called luke and this has been added to the admin group.

Now I login onto my desktop as luke so i figured the laptop would let me access its admin$ share? i can access the laptops basic share folder (shareddocs)... but when i try to connect to the laptops admin$ a "connect to" screen which shows the username set to "guest" which is greyed out and cant be changed! I even added guest to the admin group and set a password to see what would happen but still no difference

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I've been able to make this work in a test environment but can't make it work in a real situation. My test environment has two Win7 Pro PCs. One PC is behind a Linksys router with port 1723 forwarding to it. The other PC is on the WAN side of the Linksys and I can connect with VPN and ping the host, see the shared folder/files and remote desktop. Great......BUT

When I do the same thing as stated above but the VPN server is located behind a Linksys router across the Internet I can connect but can not ping, remote desktop or anything on the far side LAN.

I've disabled IP6, unchecked "Use default gateway on remote network", and a few other things but can't make any progress in fixing this issue. My routing table appears to be fine when compared with the one that works.

What am I missing? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Win7 to Win7 VPN connects but no ping or file share access

1. On the incoming connection properties dialog, have you checked the box that says "Allow others to make private connections to my computer by tunneling through the internet or other network."?

2. Have you added the proper user in the Users tab?

3. This fix worked for me when I had this issue -- on the Networking tab, make sure that you specify an IP address range rather than using DHCP. Make the range something that is well out of your router's DHCP range--for example, many routers default to as the starting IP. Make the VPN starting IP something like Hope that helps!

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There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids ... Read more

A:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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Under Windows NT I am attempting to change the share name of several drives to correspond with those required by video editing software (Video01, etc.). I change the name in the "properties" section under sharing, share name, but when I reboot or go back to that drive the name is "E$", etc. Edit* is the software and it requires the video drives and audio drives to have specific names. Even removed the share names and sharing completely but when I reboot we're back to square "E$". Thanks in advance for your help!
Mike Lambert

A:Share Names

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Fixing this computer for someone else. It was an absolute mess, been working on it for hours. Had a rootkit but that's gone, and some other stuff, also gone. To save time, here's what I've already run through:

Tweaking.com AIO
Emsisoft Emergency Kit

Now for manual things I've done, I did the 0xA0 to 0X80 trick in nettcpip.inf to invalidate the driver signing on the IPv4 protocol in the TCP/IP stack and let me uninstall/reinstall it. Deleted the following reg keys before reinstalling:


That got me a little closer, but was still having problems. Wasn't able to get an IP address with DHCP leasing from the router, had to manually assign one, with gateway, subnet, DNS, etc. But I could browse if I did that. Wasn't fixed *right* though so I kept going.

Did an sfc /verifyonly, took the log file and ran it through a "findstr" looking for the "[SR]" string and dumped that to an other file to make it more manageable. Found some files it was hanging on, replaced afd.sys, ... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Can ping IPs, not domain names

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Greetings all,

New user to the forum. I'm having a problem with internet connectivity. It is random but persistent. After restarting my computer I can sometimes reach all web pages fine. After browsing for a little bit though I get "error server not found" for all sites. Sometimes after a restart I can't get any pages to load and sometimes a few pages will load but not all. Doesn't matter after some period of browsing I get the "server not found" for all sites.

I've been on the phone with Verizon FIOS support for more hours than I care to remember. Here's what I do know from that time though. Once I'm getting the error messages I can ping ip addresses but not domain names. The good folks at Mozilla also helped me discover that if I use the google public DNS everything seems to work fine. I've been online that way for several hours and the problem hasn't come back.

I don't know if I explained this very well but if anyone can help a newb out I'd appreciate it.

Edit: Oops, my thread got moved to this forum and I was unaware of the "include this info with your post". I'll try to get what I can.

A:Can ping ip addresses but not domain names

1. Is this a wired or wireless connection issue?
Problem occurs both wired and ethernet cable.

2. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

3. What type of Broadband connection are you using?

4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo -
ActionTec mi424wr revision 1 ???

5. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software
Webroot Secure Anywhere

6.ipconfig /all output

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Chuck-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-64-6C-04-85
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-64-6C-04-85
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connectio... Read more

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I have encountered a problem where I cannot ping computers that have computer names over 15 characters long. I attempt to ping (even by IP address) and no response is received. The computers are definitely turned on, connected, and work fine. On several computers, I have changed the 15 character name to a shorter name (usually under 10 characters) and I can then ping, login remotely, etc.

I know the simple solution would be to simply rename the computers, but I am curious if anyone knows the cause of this problem and any ways to mitigate it without changing all the computer names?

Finally, does anyone know of a script that can rename computers joined to a Windows 2003 domain? I have seen many that can do it for workgroup computers, but none that could create a new computer account in a domain.


A:Cannot ping computers with long computer names

Netbios 101: You can't create computer names over the 15 character limit. The 16th character is reserved to identify the service type. So if you had, for example, a name that was 8 characters long, the name would automatically be padded with spaces to make it 15 characters in length, then the service type would be added for special identification.

So in other words, shorten the names to 15 characters or below (preferably below).

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Windows 7 (Professional - 32 Bit) client computer connected to my Domain (Windows 2008 R2 Server) and I am getting inconsistent NetBIOS names returned when issuing different commands across the network.

The client computer has the following details when viewed through Administrative Tools > DNS (from the Server).

When I issue the ping command with the 'a' switch to I get the following result.

Notice above that the name I am seeing for this computer is 'core2-xp-graeme...", but I should in fact be seeing 'I5-ROB-W7...'. If I issue the nbtstat command I see correct results for the NetBIOS name, as can be seen below.

If anybody has any idea of why this is happening can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,


A:Different NetBIOS names returned by ping & nbtstat commands!

Hi All,

I have the answer here, an I.T. Guru that I have the pleasure of working with pointed out that the Reverse DNS lookups are incorrect.

I plan to manually delete the entries I know to be wrong, and I expect to get acceptable results from ping requests thereafter.

Kind Regards,


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Probably a simple question for most...
I have a small SOHO setup.
Cable Modem --> D-Link Router --> 2 PCs networked together using TCP/IP
I am just curious how it is letting me ping from one PC to the other by using the HOST name of the PC. I know pinging the IP should work but how can it ping the HOST name? How is this possible since I don't have a DNS server running and I haven't modified the HOSTS file to tell the PCs that this HOST name is tied to this IP address.
Does it have something to do with NetBIOS?
Thanks...just wanted to know how it works under the hood.

A:[SOLVED] Able to Ping host names without DNS installed, how is it working?

I think there are settings in the router that resolve the names. Type in the address to access your routers settings and see if DNS is enabled.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Windows 7 (Professional - 32 Bit) client computer connected to my Domain (Windows 2008 R2 Server) and I am getting inconsistent NetBIOS names returned when issuing different commands across the network.

The client computer has the following details when viewed through Administrative Tools > DNS (from the Server).

When I issue the ping command with the 'a' switch to I get the following result.

Notice above that the name I am seeing for this computer is 'core2-xp-graeme...", but I should in fact be seeing 'I5-ROB-W7...'. If I issue the nbtstat command I see correct results for the NetBIOS name, as can be seen below.

If anybody has any idea of why this is happening can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,


A:Different NetBIOS names returned by the ping & nbtstat commands

Hi All,

I have the answer here, an I.T. Guru that I have the pleasure of working with pointed out that the Reverse DNS lookups are incorrect.

I plan to manually delete the entries I know to be wrong, and I expect to get acceptable results from ping requests thereafter.

Kind Regards,


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i recently connect back my stand alone pc to local lan, i can can ping to server but cant open shared file from server by enter \\computername in 'run' and pop up an error message as below
(The network location cannot be Reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.)
im very sure i set a correct static ip, workgroup for my pc, any expert kindly advice, thanks.

A:HELP: can ping but cannot share file

Are you sure file sharing is enabled on both machines?

Do you have a logon name and password set up on the remote machine?

Is the remote machine configured to wake on network activity?

Is the network a workgroup, or is it a domain?

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Few days ago, after Windows boot up on my PC I noticed some "new" antivirus on my desktop listing lots of infected files and requiring immediate license purchase. Event though I closed the window it appeared each time I tried to run any application. After quick search I found that it was Security Pro virus. 
I run TDSS, RougeKiller and MBAM - which removed: Rogue.AntivirusSecurity, Hijack.SecurityCenter, Rootkit.0Access.ED and Trojan.Kelihos.OTF. Everything was working fine after reboot, but still I was not sure if my computer is clean so I run Combofix. After this I checked if everything is working OK - and then I removed Combofix backups (uninstall).
After few hours it turned out that there is some problem with networking. My PC has Internet connection, but is not visible in local network, does not respond to ping and other computers cannot access sharded folders on my computer .
I checked services, event log and network connection settings - everything looks ok. I can also ping other computers and browse shared files.
I tried to do some TCP/IP reset:
netsh int ip reset
but it failed with message: Reseting Echo Request, failed. Access is denied.
Do you have any ideas how to fix this ? Should I just reinstall Windows ?

A:Can`t share files and ping - after Combofix run

This is one of the reasons why we recommend not to use ComboFix on your own. There are risks involved and we would prefer it if someone who knows how to resovle any issues that may arise is supervising its use.Since you already ran Combofix due to malware infection (ZeroAccess rootkit), its log should be thoroughly reviewed by trained experts in order to ascertain what was detected/removed and what malware you're dealing with. A log should have been created and saved to the root directory, usually C:\ComboFix.txt.Please follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Requesting Help starting at Step 6.When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to include your ComboFix log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.-- ComboFix logs are not permitted in this forum.After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can closed this one. 

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I've trying to get File Sharing going for the past 2 days on my new laptop which is running vista home premium w. sp1. I have a network of 3 XP Pro machines, one being a wireless laptop, that share fine and ping as well. The router is a Linksys WRT54GS.

On the vista machine:

- Windows Firewall is active, File and Printer Sharing is checked. I know this isn't the problem because it doesn't work even with the firewall turned off.
- Network Discovery: ON
- File Sharing: ON
- Public Folder Sharing: OFF
- Printer Sharing: OFF
- Password protected Sharing: ON
- Media Sharing: OFF

The workgroup name is the same on all computers on the network. As I mentioned all the xp machines and even the xbox function fine, its just this Vista laptop thats a pain. It doesn't even ping from any of the other computers.

One more thing I should mention. The Vista machine doesn't see any computers in the network other than itself, and the XP machine sees the Vista but refuses to connect, not even ask for password. It just appears and thats it.

Anyone know a reason why it's acting like this?

A:Cannot Ping or File Share with Vista

i have the same type of problem...
i got two laptops both connected to a wireless router which is connected to the adsl modem...both laptops have no problems in connecting to the internet...

but when I tried to share files...neither of them cannot acces each others files..whith using the network folder...

but in one laptop whhen i type the ip address of the other in the run command it will open the others public folder...and also its is possible to ping the other compuetr but vise versa is impossible...both are acer laptops...and im quite sure there nothing wrong with the wireless adpaters......

both hav vista home premium 32-bit...i need help

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I have an odd issue.. a user reports that they are unable to access a network shared folder from their PC. Here is what I have gathered so far:
-The network share is from their PC located at C:\SQL2014. The share name is SQL2014. Their hostname for this example is "ABC".
-If I attempt to connect to the share from the user's PC ABC to \\ABC\SQL2014 I get the generic error:
  "Windows cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014
   You do not have permission to access \\ABC\SQL2014. Contact your network administrator to request access."
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's IP \\\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's FQDN at  \\ABC.domain.com\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I map ABC\SQL2014 as a drive letter, I can access it.
-Connecting to this share works fine from any other PC other than ABC.
-I've confirmed the error is affecting any profile old or new on ABC, which means it is a PC-wide issue on ABC.
-If I share C:\SQL2014 as ANY OTHER NAME OTHER THAN SQL2014, I can access it. As in if I share C:\SQL2014 with the share name SQL2014a, I can access \\ABC\SQL2014a.
-Deleted the share and recreated - same issue.
-Created C:\Test and shared it as SQL2014, cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014. It is NOT an issue with the actual SQL2014 folder.

From internet searches I've found the following solutions do not affect my case:
-Clearing CSC/Offline cache (most common working solution)
-C... Read more

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Greetings and thank you in advance for any assistance!!Background:2 PCs on the same network1 Laptop - Windows XP Pro SP2Part of a domain while connected to a VPN. /241 Desktop - Windows XP Pro SP2General home PC (no domain) /24AVG installed on both PCs - no firewalls (Windows FW disabled on both).Router set up as DHCP server ( Both of the IPs assigned to these two computers are reserved explicitly for them (the router hands them out 'statically' but the PCs just think they're getting them through DHCP.)I can ping and browse to the C$ of the Laptop from the Desktop without issue.I CANNOT ping OR browse to anything on the Desktop from the Laptop.My first consideration was the VPN / Domain. Disabled VPN and logged into the Laptops local account. Did not resolve.My second consideration was a firewall or some other program blocking ICMP packets and access all together. Nothing has been explicitly installed to do this - I have even disabled both AV programs while t/s - Did not resolve.My third consideration was a virus or other maleware infestation. Ran AV scrub / Ad-Aware and Spybot scrub - only tracking cookies found.Routing is not the issue - I receive ACK responses from pings to the Laptop from the Desktop.My next thought is that there is a process (perhaps maleware or a virus etc) that I cannot locate. I've included my HijackThis log for analysis.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:36 AM, on 4/29... Read more

A:Windows Xp - Ping And File Share In 1 Direction Only

This is 99% not a malware issue, and the log is clean. Have you tried plugging the laptop directly into the router like the desktop is and see if that fixes the issue. This sounds to me like a networking issue whether it be routing or firewall inadvertently running.

Also, from the router, can you ping the desktop?

Last, dont use dhcp for a test. Instead actually statically assign the ips and see if that helps.

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Hello.. is there a command line command that will show me all the pc names in my subnet in list form...


command line command

workstation3 etc.. etc...
and their ip addresses?

if so, that would be so cool.

thanks for any info.

A:Solved: command line trick to see all pc names/ip's in a subnet? Admin Help

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I'm trying to use PsTools to remotely send messages to clients (using the 'msg' program) regarding the network (e.g. a server is going to reboot). When using it in command prompt, it works for some machines, but for others, it errors about not being able to use the admin$ share on the target computer. I tried accessing the share via Run..., but again, it failed. The targets are all Windows XP. How do I make sure the admin$ share is accessible by the domain controller?

A:admin$ share

Usually any share with a $ on it is a default admin share and is
limited to the local computers admin acount.
You probably need to change them to standard shares by unsharing
it and clicking apply,then share it again and apply.
That should change the share to one without the $ limitation.

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Hi All,
I found interesting and annoying issue. Basically I have 3 PC:
1. problematic Windows XP Professional SP3 (ip:
2. Windows XP Professional SP3 (ip:
3. Ubuntu Server using Samba as file server (ip:

Normally computer 01 able to browse computer 02 and 03; but for the past day I unable to access share folder that computer 02 and 03 created.

from computer 01, I can:
- Ping 02 and 03
- access internet

from computer 02, I can:
- Remote desktop computer 01

but from 01, I can't:
- access share folder of 02 and 03, error: "Windows cannot find "\\comp02". Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by clicking the Start button and clicking Search."
- see 02 and 03 from "My network places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Workgroup"

This is what I've checked:
- all computers under same workgroup (which is "Workgroup")
- under same subnet (which is
- Disable all firewall from all computers
- checked that "File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Network" enabled
- even tried to 'repair' the windows XP by putting in the original CD and "reinstall" the XP

My guess:
- could this something to do with particular service that is not running? what would that be?

Please find attached netstat -a result from computer 01

Thank you so much!

A:[SOLVED] Able to Remote Desktop, ping but not reaching share drive

Ah... problem solved...
I tried to "Repair the network connections" but failed at:
- clearing the arp cache
- clearing netbt

So I follow these instructions:
- Clear ARP Cache ==> http://www.manast.com/2007/03/23/rec...ear-arp-cache/
- Clear NETBT ==> http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp


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I try to mount a network drive using command net use between 2 computers : 
Windows XP (admin$) (keyboard Qwerty, EN)
Windows 10 Pro (net use) (keyboard Azerty, FR)
net use p: \\<ip_xp>\admin$ /user:<ip_xp>\administrator  <password>
But I have the error inside the sÚcurity event viewer : 529
Something like that : 
Unknown user name or bad password
Name: susan (different every few mins)

Type: 3
Process: NTLMSSP
User Name: username
Domain: our romain
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Process ID: 9692
Services: -
Network Address: -
Port: -


(The goal is to build a VM through VMware Converter)


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I found after the Windows Update in Nov 2017, most of PCs (more than 500) in my company change the Admin$ Share behavior. Now the Admin$ Share can read only but not writable. Any ways to fix it?

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

- I ran the AVG scan and removal tool for the Gaelicum.A virus - it didn'... Read more

A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).


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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but it looks like a great place.

I was wondering if anyone had found a solution to accessing the default admin shares (c$, d$, etc) on a vista machine over the network.

I've tried the solution mentioned here: Default Admin Share C$

But it didn't fix anything.

I can access other non-admin shares on the computer but can't access any of the admin shares. I'd rather not have to create more shares, but obviously that is a solution.

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Deault Admin Share

Hi, 06graphite, and welcome to the forums.

I assume you went through the entire thread and tried all 2 (or 3) suggestions?

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My computer started acting funny after watching videos online and getting tons of pop-ups. Some of which claimed I could have a potential virus. Now I know this came from a site and I should never read into it. but it had me wondering.
Then i noticed all of sudden some of the websites I was looking at like would stop opening and would be unavailble.
Now I have AVG Virus Protection on my computer. It is letting me know that my PC health is not good cause the administrative share is enabled and it says I should disable it. 
i do not fully understand what this means and why this was an issue in the first place. What should I do? Do I enable or disable and why?

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Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.

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I was trying to figure out a way to block admin share access over windows domain network.
These are my requirements:

Desktop Support Engineers should have administrator privileges on all domain joined windows workstation machines. Domain Users should not have administrator privileges on their workstations.Desktop support engineers should not be able to access admin share over the network.Domain Admin must have full access on Admin Share.
So I have added NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE as a member of Buit-In administrators group and I have added Desktop Support Group as a member of NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE.
Which actually blocked admin share access over network for Desktop support engineers. however I was not able to control Domain Users getting Administrative privileges on domain joined PCs from above settings.

How can I control this admin share access?   

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Team,

As per our security requirement we need to block C$ share on the network,but we need to enable Admin$ as we are using SCCM to push softwares ,how to achieve this?

TechGUy,System Administrator.

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I am new to the forum, but not new to computing. I recently started having problems with this Vista Home Premium box not being able to resolve DNS names for only computers on my home network (all others XP boxes or Windows Server 2003). It can ping the IP addresses of the local boxes. It doesn't have a problem connecting to the internet. But this is a big problem when it comes to sharing files within my local network.

I have disabled Windows Firewall and McAfee Firewall and Services to try and diagnose the problem.

I have been googling this for a couple of days looking for ideas, but I have none. I have validated that DNS is running. NETBios over DHCP is enabled. Subnet mask is 255.255.255. DHCP and DNS server IP is correct.

Anything that anyone could point me to try? I am out of ideas.

A:Ping on Workgroup Computer Names Bad / IP Addresses Good / Internet Good

Unless you've got a DNS server running at home, it's rather unlikely that DNS is being used to resolve names of your home computers when pinging by name. Instead, the machine does a broadcast (on the local segment) to the effect of "if you're called XYZ, please get back to me and tell me your IP address".

If that's not working for you, my first inclination would be to suspect firewalls on the other machines - not necessarily on the machine exhibiting symptoms. Try disabling and even uninstalling (3rd-party) firewalls while you're troubleshooting, and also test what happens when all machines are booted to [safe mode + net].

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A workstation on the network had the Locky virus launched on it Monday. I got ThreatTrack on the line to assist with this, and the tech removed several folders, e.g. Windows\temp, and others, and I had a bad feeling about this while he was doing this. I
was told to log on with a different username in safe mode, which is when I gave him access to the machine via team viewer. After he got off the system, name resolution would no longer work. From any browser, I cannot bring up any web pages via a hostname,
but web pages do pull up with the IP. From the command prompt, I cannot ping a hostname because of name resolution problems, but I can ping an IP. Nslookup does work, however. I initially tried "netsh int ip reset", and eventually removed the network
adapter from the device manager and reinstalled it. Nothing worked. I've been searching for an answer on Google, but nothing so far. I also tried "sfc /scannow". All prior system restore dates prior to the infection have been deleted. The DNS client
service is running.
The system in a 64-bit Windows 7 SP1 installation. Does anyone have an idea?

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kindly let me know script to check admin share is disabled or not 
assume i have list of machines how to check admin share is disabled or not on windows 7 computers

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I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer.... without having access to the internet.

I only have one computer. But I have 7 different user accounts on that one computer. I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents (files and folders etc)

I went to Administrator Documents, then I Right clicked on a folder, then I clicked on Share With>specific people> I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared, and now I need to email a link to the specific user account.

I do all this and then switch user. I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click. I try to copy and paste into the users documents, but it will not copy and paste.

I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there....but nothing is there.

What am I doing wrong?

A:one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents

I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.

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Hi there, I'm sat here at my mum's at the moment, and she really needs to me help fix a computer error for her I've googled and searched and can't seem to fix the error, if you could help me asap I would really appreciate it please

Basically, she has two user accounts on her pc - both set to admin. She uses admin B all the time and admin A rarely.

Admin A contains Microsoft Office (preinstalled on the pc), but she can't access it from Admin B - which is what she ultimately wants to do.

How can I set it so she can access it from her regular admin account (B)?

I hope this is clear enough and thank so much in advance of your kind help

Happy New Year

A:2 Admin Accounts - Share Programmes? (quick help if poss please)

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My laptop has only ever had one admin user account with full access to sensitive information, but I have now added a non-admin account which needs occasional access to restricted content.

I want to give temporary access only to a personal folder.

It seems that once the non admin user opens the specific restricted folder (and I input my admin password), this gives permanent access to this folder. To deny access again, I have to log back into my admin account and click 'Stop Sharing'.

Is there a way to time-out access, or have access automatically suspended via switch user/log off?

Many thanks

A:TEMPORARILY share a folder between admin/nonadmin accounts

Instead of using Explorer you can get more control with
Net Use

Also in a command prompt run this for options list
net use /?

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I've been trying to remove all my sims 3 games cause they aren't working they are saying version but my computer tells me i have insufficient access please contact system administrator, I'm the only one that uses this computer and I am the administrator Ive been trying to uninstall it for weeks now and have tried force uninstall programs as well can anyone please help me?

A:cant uninstall programs says need admin access but i am the admin

Did you try the free version of Revo Uninstaller?

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I'm trying to publish an extension using local file share in windows admin center.
I have added my shared location path in the extension of WAC as per the document of WAC.
After adding the path to the feed how should I proceed to publish the extension.
Please help me out in this.

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So, here's what I did.
Fresh install of Windows 7 x64 Pro.
Default initial user is "Benjamin"
created a second user, "Adam"
created a third user, "root"

Next security setup.
I removed administrator privileges from Benjamin.
Adam was created with no administrator privileges.
root was given administrator privileges.

Then I went into the local security policy to deny root from logging into the system locally.

Well, I learned that yes, this prevents root from logging into his account as a desktop user, but I did not expect it to prevent me from temporarily escalating my privileges to administrator while logged in as Benjamin.

I'm used to a Linux environment where it is normal that root can not log in but you can escalate. Is it possible to regain control of my system or do I need to reinstall?

Thanks in advance,

A:How do I unlock admin with no admin access

WinInternals Locksmith or reinstall

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I've got an app that requires data sharing between about five users so I decided to put a MS access back end on the server and to give each user a MS access front end with linked tables (linked to the MS access back end on the server).

BUT how come only one user at a time can access the back end tables?

IF I run two copies of the back end from one physical PC where I am logged in, both copies of the back end CAN run simultaneously with no problem.

IF I try running two copies of the front end from two physically separate machines (where I am logged on to both machines at the same time) I cannot run both front ends at the same time. One will work and the other will sit there with the hourglass until the first front end is terminated. (FYI, the back end .MDB file belongs to me with all permissions and is sitting in a folder that belongs to me with all permissions on the server.)
I originally posted this thread on an entierly separate help forum but received few helpful ideas so I'm posting it here also.

With one front end running, it is possible to start another front end (bu tnot open the forms) and to open the linked tables and queries based on them directly in the other front end instance, It's just that the forms based on queries and tables won't run in the second front end.

NONE of the tabledef attributes of the linked tables are set to dbAttachExclusive.

ALL of the form.RecordLocks are = 0 (no Locks)

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A:Access DB front ends won't share Access DB back end

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I've got a strange problem dealing with a 2012 R2 share.  We have a lab with 30 Windows 7 Enterprise workstations.  They all have the same desktop via a GPO applied folder redirection to a share on the above mentioned 2012 R2 server.  All
but 4 of them can connect and pull the desktop with the appropriate shortcuts, network folders, etc.

So the share permissions have no explicit denies.  In an effort to resolve this issue I've added both Everyone and Authenticated Users with Read permissions on top of the appropriate AD Group object that already had Read permissions and of
course SYSTEM and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The NTFS permissions have of course CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The appropriate AD Group also has Read permissions.  No explicit NTFS denies either.

Using either the same account that belongs to the appropriate AD Group or my Domain Admin account (which doesn't have the redirected desktop) I can login to all workstations and all but the above mentioned four get the folder redirected desktop.
 When I authenticate with my DA account and try to connect to the share on those four computers I get the same error the user gets:

Network Error
Windows cannot access \\SERVER\Share$
You do not have permission to access \\SERVER\Share$.  Contact your network administrator to request access.

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a while ago my computer got messed up a bunch, so i just reset it to the factory settings. before i did that, i had set one of my accounts so that it could be accessed by me, and only me. so now i cant get to my old files inside that account. i know that they are there because my sister's old files were in her account, so logically mine should b there too. i want to know if there is a way to get back inside that account. any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:how do i access old user names

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I have a friend who is trying to access a user name on her computer. When she clicks on it it acts like it is going to log on but it then takes you back to the user name log on screen. What is wrong here? Oh BTW she is running Windows XP

A:Cannot Access User Names

Boot in safe mode by pressing "F8" when the computer is booting up and run HijackThis! .Please read this and post here.

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Recently I started having trouble. Both Firefox (My regularly used browser) and IE (Only installed for compatibility) died giving 404 errors whenever I tried to go to domain names, along with my FTP client, and Thunderbird simply not connecting. All at once. MSN mysteriously still worked. I regularly use an NTL dial up connection. At first I thought that it was a problem with the connection, so I tried Orange pay as you go dial up, and UK Online pay as you go dial up. Same problem. After a while I began wondering why MSN messenger was still working fine. I had by this time tried disabling and enabling various combinations of my Firewall/Antivirus/Spyware+Adware blockers... I thought that MSN probably didn't use domain names, and most likely connected directly through IPs. I connected to the IP of a website through Firefox, and it loaded. Oddly, for about five minutes after I FIRST connect, sites such as this will load, that is how I have been able to post this thread and register. However if I disconnect, and connect again, I have no luck
I'm not sure what technical information would be needed to fix this, the only other thing I can think to say that would be helpful is that I'm (Unfortunately) using Windows ME, seeing as few things run on DOS or OS/2.
If any other technical information is needed, please tell me, and I will post it
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A:Cannot access Domain Names... only IPs...

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Okay, so I have an HP with XP on it. The other night I somehow got an HP recover screen when I was going to reboot. I should have just cancelled though, but since I had never seen it and completely was not paying any attention to what I was doing I just clicked OK and it went through the process of essentially giving me an entire new computer name and OS. It was like the computer was brand new again. I gave it a computer name and everything. What's strange is, it didn't wipe everything off the hard drive. I still see files and can access files that are directly on the C drive. In Windows Explorer, when it comes to users, I can drill into the new HP_Administrator's folder and see all the system folders and everything that comes with that. However, I can see the old HP_Administrator's folder, but can't drill down on it at all. It just tells me it's not accessible. I am not sure if there is still something there or not. I tried to restore to a previous date, but since it's reading off of the new computer name and admin it can only restore back to the time the new computer name and admin were established. Does anybody know how I can get back to the old computer name if it's even possible? Thanks!!!!!

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trying to access fields of the table but not able to this....tried these codes..

Sub FieldNames()
Dim Rst As Recordset
Dim f As Field

Set Rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("TableName")

For Each f In Rst.Fields
MsgBox (f.name)
End Sub

Sub FieldNames1()
Dim fld As Field
For Each fld In db.TableDefs(tbllist.text).fields
fldlist.AddItem fld.Name
End Sub0

thanx in advance

A:Getting Field Names from Tables in MS Access

What was wrong with the first function?

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