Cannot access administrative shares on XP from a W2K computer



Hi everybody,

I've recently installed Windows XP Professional (SP3) on my main
development machine, all the other computers in my home network are running
Windows 2000.

Since then, I'm unable to access any administrative share of the XP machine
from any other W2000 machine.

Normally, I just create a new network connection, point it to \\192.168.1.x
\c$ (or any other drive I might need), and enter the name and password (if
needed). Most of the times, the last step is not needed because the more
recent machines have the same user/password as my main machine. Only the
DMZs and the older machines have other user/password combinations.

Of course, the default Windows firewall has been disabled, so that should
not be an issue.

I've even tried changing the username to \\machine\username and other
variations, but I'm still unable to connect.

What am I doing wrong? Can anybody please tell me how I can access the
administrative shares on my computer?

Thanks very much,


Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

Please post the results of net share on XP here. Or this search result may
help too.

Troubleshooting Administrative shares are missing issuesYou can use "net
share" command to check that the administrative shares are active. if yes,
you must have admin$, C$ and IPC$. Resolutions: To fix it, ...

Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on

Pavel A.

Admin account on XP has no password => admin shares are not accessible
over network (so it's no longer "if needed": it's needed *always*)


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