I have a windows 2008 R2 server I'm trying to access remotely, specifically I'm trying to use the c$ admin share.
- The server is on a domain
- My user is in the server's local admin group
- My user is a domain account
Trying to map the share in explorer didn't work, so tried net use and discovered something that confuses me. I was hoping someone might be able to explain it.
When I try to map the drive using net use from a normal command prompt (on my machine):
net use g: \\server\c$
I get system error 5 (access denied), which I find odd, given I'm an admin on the remote server.
But if I run cmd as administrator and use the same command, it correctly maps the share.
Why do I have to be running as an admin on my own computer to connect to the remote share? Is there a way to change this so that I can map the drive without having to elevate my local privileges?
Any help much appreciated.