My wife has just had a new computer for Christmas (with an upgrade from VISTA to Windows 7), and has joined the home network. We are using a mix of WindowsXP and Ubuntu boxes linked via a switch. We are all in the same workgroup. (No domain).
Internet access, DHCP, and DNS server is an SME server that thinks it is domain controller (although we are not using a domain).
I need to run a script to back up my wife's machine (venus). In the past the script creates a share on a machine with lots of space (leda), and then executes the line.
PSEXEC \\venus -u admin -p adminpassword -c -f d:\Progs\snapshot.exe C: \\leda\Venus\C-drive.SNA
With the wife's old XP machine, this would run the sysinternals utility, copy shapshot,exe to her machine and run it, which would then back up her C: drive to the share on leda.
I cannot get this to work with Windows 7, nor can I link through to the C$ share on her machine. This gives me a permissions error (system error 5). The admin account is a full admin account. And yes - I do know the password.
The ordinary shares on her machine work fine!
I guess I'm missing something that Microsoft have built into Windows 7 - but what? The machine is running Windows 7 business, with windows firewall, AVG anti virus, and all the crap-ware you get with a new PC removed.
I've set that entry up (on venus) noting that System has a capital S, and rebooted, but I still cannot connect to c$. This is what happens. C:\Documents and Settings\Ian>net use \venus\c$ The password is invalid for \venus\c$.
Enter the user name for 'venus': admin Enter the password for venus: System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.
C:\Documents and Settings\Ian>
There is a rather long pause after entering the password, before the System error 5 is returned.