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C$ broke


Apologies if this is on the wrong board but here goes......

Our network is some 6.5, 5 Netware and Windows 2003 boxes, everything
is in eDirectory and Zfd management agent on all machines and we use
Group Policies delivered by Zen.

I use the C$ every now and then to move files etc.. but for some
reason this has stopped working, so has the admin$.

As far as I know nothing has been changed in the Group Policies and
this problem is happening across all of our workstations that I try to
connect to, it also happens when I try connecting to other machines
from other machines (if you know what I mean)

I have done a 'net share' command and all the usual shares are there
and I have also done this on the machines that I am trying to connect
to

If I try to connect to '\\IPaddress\C$' I get the message -
A device attached to the system is not functioning

If I try to connect to '\\MachineName\C$' I get the message -
Windows cannot find \\MachineName\C$. Check the spelling and try again,
or try searching for the item by clicking the start button and then
clicking search

Any ideas on this would be very much appreciated, thanks.


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Total5
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Re: C$ broke

Total5 wrote:

> Apologies if this is on the wrong board but here goes......
>
> Our network is some 6.5, 5 Netware and Windows 2003 boxes, everything
> is in eDirectory and Zfd management agent on all machines and we use
> Group Policies delivered by Zen.
>
> I use the C$ every now and then to move files etc.. but for some
> reason this has stopped working, so has the admin$.
>
> As far as I know nothing has been changed in the Group Policies and
> this problem is happening across all of our workstations that I try to
> connect to, it also happens when I try connecting to other machines
> from other machines (if you know what I mean)
>
> I have done a 'net share' command and all the usual shares are there
> and I have also done this on the machines that I am trying to connect
> to
>
> If I try to connect to '\\IPaddress\C$' I get the message -
> A device attached to the system is not functioning
>
> If I try to connect to '\\MachineName\C$' I get the message -
> Windows cannot find \\MachineName\C$. Check the spelling and try again,
> or try searching for the item by clicking the start button and then
> clicking search
>
> Any ideas on this would be very much appreciated, thanks.
>
>


Windows Firewall?
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: C$ broke

As all these are Microsoft networking commands and resources, I'm not
sure why you'd start with a NetWare server support group. Try on a
Windows netowrking forum of some sort.
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Andrew C Taubman
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Opinions expressed above are not
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: C$ broke

Dude,

You have an MS or networking problem.

First of all, I think that Patrick got it right. Windows firewall! Along with that, know that only user accounts that are set to the local ADMINISTRATORS group will be able to do this.

If you are running dynamic local user on your servers, STOP IT!. Way bad idea. If you are running it make sure that you do not have "remove volatile user" for the admin accounts.

Using \\ipaddress\C$ does not touch any Novell authentication; all local SAM file stuff. 100% M$ problem.

Sincerely,

Tom


>>> On 6/15/2006 at 8:10 am, in message <Total5.29g2yn@no-mx.com>, Total5<Total5.29g2yn@no-mx.com> wrote:


Apologies if this is on the wrong board but here goes......

Our network is some 6.5, 5 Netware and Windows 2003 boxes, everythingis in eDirectory and Zfd management agent on all machines and we useGroup Policies delivered by Zen.

I use the C$ every now and then to move files etc.. but for somereason this has stopped working, so has the admin$.

As far as I know nothing has been changed in the Group Policies andthis problem is happening across all of our workstations that I try toconnect to, it also happens when I try connecting to other machinesfrom other machines (if you know what I mean)

I have done a 'net share' command and all the usual shares are thereand I have also done this on the machines that I am trying to connectto

If I try to connect to '\\IPaddress\C$' I get the message -
A device attached to the system is not functioning

If I try to connect to '\\MachineName\C$' I get the message -
Windows cannot find \\MachineName\C$. Check the spelling and try again,or try searching for the item by clicking the start button and thenclicking search

Any ideas on this would be very much appreciated, thanks.-- Total5
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: C$ broke

Total5 wrote:

> If I try to connect to '\\IPaddress\C$' I get the message -
> A device attached to the system is not functioning
>
> If I try to connect to '\\MachineName\C$' I get the message -
> Windows cannot find \\MachineName\C$. Check the spelling and try
> again, or try searching for the item by clicking the start button and
> then clicking search


If you are on Windows XP try on both machines:
Windows Explorer | Tools | folder options | view | uncheck |use simple
file sharing at the bottom. Restart machines.
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Cheers,
Edward
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