I'm having an issue trying to access administrative shares on my Windows 8 PC from my MacBook Air running OSX 10.8.2.
Here is the process, errors and background info:
- On the MacBook, Go menu > Connect to Server > Server Address: smb://megaman/c$ > Connect
- Connect as: Registered User > Name: Zach; Password: my password [This is an admin account on the Windows 8 PC]
- "There was a problem connecting to the server "megaman". You do not have permission to access this server.
Ok, fine....So as a sanity check, I make sure the administrative share (c$) exists on the Windows8 PC, and that the 'Zach' account is a member of the Administrators group. That all checks out. Next, I create a new share of the 'c' drive on the Windows 8 PC and in the share settings, only give the user account 'Zach' Full permissions.
I run back through steps 1-3, but this time I just enter 'smb://megaman' for the server address. I get the 'Select the volumes you want to mount on "megaman"' dialog box on the MacBook and 'c' is listed as a share. I select 'c' and click OK. The share mounts without error.
I've also tried mounting the c$ share via command line and get a "Permission denied" error. I've tried disabling the firewall, but this doesn't make any difference. I've tried deleting and recreating the administrative share, and also creating a new admin account on the Windows 8 PC, but none of those make any difference either.
Perhaps it's a setting in local security policy on the Windows 8 PC? I can't say for sure, but my guess is that this issue began with Windows 8, since I used to be able to access the c$ share when my PC ran Windows 7.