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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 microsoft.com 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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unfortunately...
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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re
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
In reply to: re

I connected to another computer (GANDALF) in computer management and then went to its device manager. Permissions error!

http://img334.imageshack.us/img334/6647/untitled0we.png

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

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Third party software may be....
by Michael Geist / September 17, 2005 11:45 AM PDT
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