I need to remote registry a Win 7 client, which is not attached to a DC.
I can ping it, and have the username / pass, but alas, I can't 'find' the computer from the MMC.
When I 'Check Names', I enter \\<computer name> from the MMC, and it is not found each time.
I need to do this so I can enable RDP and edit the firewall from the command line.
The target Win7 machine is in a comms room in another country, and I've nobody there to enable RDP for me, so I may launch our in-house application.
We have no NAT / VPN issues in the way, but it is in another subnet, the other side of a long-haul link.
If you can ping it just connect by IP instead of name. It's probably a DNS or another name resolution issue which is why you can't get to it by PC name. Are you using regedit or something else to try to connect?
Can you connect to the local C$ share of the computer?