accessing a drive that is not part of a domain

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Elroy Jetson, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    Adelaide, Australia
    Background:

    We have an NT network running here, and occasionally get visitors with laptops (running XP) using this network, but they don't log onto the domain, but to a work group and have thus access to all the resources on the net.

    The problem:

    While these people have access to all the resources, we cannot connect to their laptops, because they are not part of the domain (so sharing a folder does not work).

    I used to know how to connect to the root C$ of a computer that is not part of the domain, but I forgot how to do it. It was some kind of a DOS command, and I was even possible to map the C$ as a network drive.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Regards, EJ :)
     
  2. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    open up run dialog and then...

    \\computername\C$
     
  3. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Yeah... and you will need to log into the computer as a local account, such as administrator.

    COMPUTERNAME\Administrator
    P@55W0RD

    get it?
     
  4. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    it actually works with the 'net use' command:

    net use * \\PC1\C$ /user:valid_user_name_on_PC1 valid_password_for_that_user_name_on_PC1

    thanks and cheers, ej
    ;)