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Old 09-22-2008
Matt Michaels
 

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UNC connections & Vista...
I don't have a Vista machine in front of me, but is there a new issue with
connecting using unc paths like \\computername\c$ now in Visa? Even when
trying to do it from Vista to an XP machine seems troubling.

They are both non-domain members. May be different in a domain environment.


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Old 09-22-2008
Dave R.
 

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Re: UNC connections & Vista...

"Matt Michaels" <m-michaels@usa.net> wrote in message
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>I don't have a Vista machine in front of me, but is there a new issue
>with connecting using unc paths like \\computername\c$ now in Visa?
>Even when trying to do it from Vista to an XP machine seems troubling.
>
> They are both non-domain members. May be different in a domain
> environment.

The problem isn't that you are using UNC paths, it is that you are
trying to access the administrative share over the network. By default,
Vista does not allow local administrators to exercise their admin
privileges over the network. This is to help prevent "loopback" attacks
from circumventing UAC, but it can be disabled if you are willing to
accept the increased risk (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951016).

Regards,

Dave


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Old 09-23-2008
Matt Michaels
 

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Re: UNC connections & Vista...
Okay, thanks for the help!

"Dave R." <dwragle (at) drbsystems (dot) com> wrote in message
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> "Matt Michaels" <m-michaels@usa.net> wrote in message
> news:yMQBk.202724$vn1.73170@fe03.news.easynews.com ...
>>I don't have a Vista machine in front of me, but is there a new issue with
>>connecting using unc paths like \\computername\c$ now in Visa? Even when
>>trying to do it from Vista to an XP machine seems troubling.
>>
>> They are both non-domain members. May be different in a domain
>> environment.

> The problem isn't that you are using UNC paths, it is that you are trying
> to access the administrative share over the network. By default, Vista
> does not allow local administrators to exercise their admin privileges
> over the network. This is to help prevent "loopback" attacks from
> circumventing UAC, but it can be disabled if you are willing to accept the
> increased risk (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951016).
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave
>



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