My original problem was the
NirCmd remote \\PC_D ... (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) was failing. I tracked that down to it using
at \\computername command which is not working on all machines. The local use of
at time ... works fine on all machines. I have three PCs (let's call them PC_L,PC_D,PC_H) and two of them are getting this error from testing in
> at \\computername > Access is denied
\\PC_L is setup correctly but the other two are lacking something.
\\PC_D is not setup properly (running XP SP3 home and XP PRO edition respectively). Testing
> shutdown -s -m \\pc_h -t 9999 > The network path was not found.
This error seems puzzling. So to summarize:
FROM FROM TO AT REMOTE SHUT TYPE HOST HOST CMD CMD ====== ==== ==== ======= =========== XPPRO PC_L PC_D FAILS OK XPPRO PC_L PC_H FAILS FAILS XPPRO PC_D PC_L OK OK XPPRO PC_D PC_H FAILS FAILS XPHOME PC_H PC_L OK OK XPHOME PC_H PC_D FAILS OK
I have checked the following:
- All machines are logged in with a the same user name with same password, and members of the Adminstrators group.
- Access file shares works fine.
net view \\computernameworks.
- All machines are in same Workgroup name.
What other settings should I check? (The two XPPRO machines should not have "FAIL" in above table, so that would be a good place to start. Once that's fix then look further at the "XPHOME" PC)