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Cant connect to IPC$

Discussion in 'Networks' started by jackd, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. jackd

    jackd Megabyte Poster

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    I cant connect to IPC$ on a windows xp Home Edition machine. I can ping the machine i can access it from the network but i just cant connect to IPC$ im using identical user/password on both machines. This is resulting in i cant use Dameware NT Utilities on this machine.

    Any Ideas?
    Jackd
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    I presume you have 'file and printer sharing' installed in your NIC properties?
     
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  3. jackd

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    Yes i do :)
     
  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Can you go into the PC and using the CMD in run check the ip settings

    Type - ipconfig/all

    what is the ip address? does it start with 169?

    what about the name of the network is it the same ie workgroup or mshome?

    What about using winfo? or NAt (Netbios auditing tool)?
    Hold on a minute I thought windows does like having two PC's with the same password or names?

    I have to check my notes on that one:blink
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Have you checked the registry on both machines to make sure you the file sharing/printer sharing is in the registry?

    Did you use the wizard or manually configure this?:blink

    if manually go back and do it through the wizard
     
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  6. jackd

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    I'll have a try
     
  7. jackd

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    nope still doesn't work
     
  8. Boycie
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    Jack,

    How are these machines physically connected?

    Si
     
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  9. jackd

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    Wireless Network and i can access the shared documents folder on other pcs
     
  10. Fergal1982

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    im going to sound stupid here but... ipc$?????

    i understand the $ part, since it would make it a hidden share, but is this at all similar to the c$ share on a machine? or is it accessed in different ways.
     
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  11. jackd

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    Inter-Process Communication (IPC$) is used for data sharing between applications and computers.Windows NT's default IPC$ share is for communication between computers.
     
  12. Boycie
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    Jack,

    Are you saying you can access the shared folders on both *problem* computers?

    If so, this rules out a connection problem and suggests a permission one.

    Si
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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    Jack, XP home can be a bear to network. Microsoft have intentionally removed a lot of network functionality in comparison to XP Pro. One of the major differences is that Simple File Sharing is turned on and cannot be turned off. This means that you can't access the security tab to set permissions for sharing not even specific NTFS perms. And the only folder which is shared normally is the Shared Documents folder. Hence why most IT pros, avoid XP home if they can.

    I did a bit of googling and found the following article (note; scroll down for the replies) which does give a couple of decent reg hacks to get round this limitation. You might have some success if you follow their guidlines.

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21046791.html

    Pete
     
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  14. r.h.lee

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    Jackd,

    Try renaming the share from "IPC$" to "$IPC".
     
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