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Connect to a Widows Admin Share

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Does anyone know of a way to connect to a widows admin share?

 

Like: \\W00000002\C$

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You can do it pretty easily with an Applescript.

Open script editor and put in:

mount volume "smb://serverIP/C$" as user name "foo" with password "bar"

Replace foo with a username on the windows machine with administrative access and bar with the password (and keep the quotes around them.)

 

Save it (I usually just save em as a Application Bundle) and then run it and it'll mount the share (assuming the username/password are right)

 

Or, instead of saving it, just hit Run, and then once its mounted on your desktop make an alias to it. Then the first time you access it from the alias then it will prompt you for a password (which you can save if you wish).

 

*Or an even easier way I just didn't think of until after typing up the more convoluted way*

In finder hit Command+K and put in the server address:

smb://username@serverIP/C$

Edited by ithonicfury

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You don't even need to put in the username@ bit. OS X will prompt you for a username and password if one is required (ie if it's not in your keychain).

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It doesnt when you're trying to connect to an administrative share. (at least it doesn't for me, just gives an error)

 

Kinda a catch 22 with those, you have to be an administrator before it will even let you try to connect to the share, but you cant authenticate as an administrator until you try to connect to it.

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