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Networking question

by embre / September 17, 2005 6:54 AM PDT

How do I make my computer recognize another computer on my network as an administrator? I was playing around with "Connect to another computer" in the MMC and most things are forbidden because I lack permissions. I looked it up on and it says I need administrator permissions -on the remote computer-. I have a home network with a hardware firewall router so I have no worries security-wise; I want to do as much as possible within my network.

I could do this on Win2000 but I cant even find the network permissions panels in xp. Help!

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Permissions are not usually needed.....
by Michael Geist / September 17, 2005 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Networking question

in most default installs of XP. What is needed is:

1) workgroup names the same
2) file and print sharing enabled through Windows Firewall or excepted through third party firewalls.
3) some folders set to be shared

When a PC is not seen in My Network Places, I will use Windows Search feature to look for the missing PC first by name and then by IP address.

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by embre / September 17, 2005 7:54 AM PDT

i have multiple workgroups in my house Silly

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You should be able to access....
by Michael Geist / September 17, 2005 8:06 AM PDT
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anyone in your workgroup provided the necessary conditions outlined previously are met. Where are you failing?

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by embre / September 17, 2005 10:00 AM PDT

the different rooms of my house are diffent workgroups. when I try to, say, remote shutdown another computer I get a privilges errpr. Same with opening the device manager of another computer remotely.

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Here's a screenshot
by embre / September 17, 2005 10:25 AM PDT
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I connected to another computer (GANDALF) in computer management and then went to its device manager. Permissions error!

None of my computers are running the Windows Firewall, which is the usual cause of this problem according to

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Third party software may be....
by Michael Geist / September 17, 2005 11:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's a screenshot

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