I got 3 comps on a network using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). All of them got XP Pro installed. My computer is the main one which everyone connects through. But for some reason when i try to access any directorys in the c: of any comp it says access denied, i cant telnet in to any of these comps, and i cant shut them down or restart them from my comp. How do i make my computer like the "master" computer?
share the drives by right clicking on the drive at each computer and share it and select users can change files too. this will make it work
Networking has nothing to do with who is master. you are just acting as router for the other computers.
To access to their drive.
1. Computers should all be in the same workgroup.
2. The user account and password of your main computer must also exist in the compuer you trying to access.
3. to access C: (c$ in default share) your account must have administrator rights on the computer that's sharing the files, otherwise you must setup additional file sahring to share c: (you will still need premission but may not need to be administrator.)
4. you need a telnet server runing to support telnet.
5. Look for the feature call "Remote Desktop" However, you will not able to reboot or shutdown remotly. For you, you will need a different program such as VNC.
im already sharing the drives. when i try to add myself as an administrator on there computer it wont let me. i clik on locations, and it wont show any other computers in the workgroup.......
heres wat it looks like, it doesnt show the other comps in the workgroup. and yes we are all on the same workgroup
You need to do a few things.
1. Enable the guest account on the computers sharing stuff.
2. Change the user rights of the share to allow the guest account access.
3. In the Control Panel open Administrative Tools, Computer Management then Local Security Settings. Make sure that in the User Rights Assignments, Anonymous or Guest are allowed to access the network shares and what not.
Oh...and to shut down remotely. You don't need VNC or whatever. Remote desktop works fine, just type "Shutdown -r" to reboot or "shutdown -s" at the command prompt or run dialog to shut down the remote computer.
You need to add a new user than add them to the administrators group. (notice the 's') not changing the administrator account.
administrator no 's' is a user
administrators is a security group.
enable guest is okay too, but personally I don't like to use guest account. It leave too many things open.
JimmyJones:Thank for the remote shutdown tips.
I usually try to rename my user accounts to something totally irrelevant on the computer connected directly to the net. For example, rename "Administrator" to "Grandma", guest to "email", and create a fake "Administrator" account with absolutely no rights what-so-ever. doesn't really change what's open, but it does make it a little trickier for someone to do bad things to you but you still get the ease of use of the "guest" account.
I would also make sure your internet protection thingie is on, since you're using XP...I don't know how good it really is, but it seems to do the trick.
Also, as far as the whole anonymous/guest accounts, if you do use guest, change your shares/access rights from "everyone" to guest or whatever.