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Last response: in Networking
March 10, 2012 11:29:53 PM


I have two Windows 7 computers connected to the netwrork (both in the same workgroup) and I'd like to become an admin of the second one. How do I do that? Tried to add myself to Administrators group but didn't work.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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a b $ Windows 7
March 11, 2012 3:47:52 AM

what are you trying to accomplish?

which version of Windows7 are you using?
March 11, 2012 1:04:11 PM

It's Win7 Pro on both machines. I'm trying to get full access on the second PC, sharing files works fine for now, but Remote Desktop Connection fails same as accessing C drive which is not shared by typing \\XXX-PC\C$ in address bar.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 11, 2012 3:49:20 PM

did you enable Remote Desktop on the computer you want to access?

did you try to temporarily disable the firewall before you entered\\XXX-PC\C$ in address bar?
March 11, 2012 4:20:38 PM

Yes, RD is enabled and I actually got it working by turning off security policy not allowing connections with no password. However, accessing C drive still doesn't work even without firewall switched on. I can always share that drive, but I wanted to do it in more 'elegant' way.