|Hi, I am a network IT professional, and i've come across a problem I'm unsure how to resolve without resorting to straight hacking.|
I have several machines that are connected to my network but not on my domain. I do not know the physical location of the machines, and attempting to locate them is near impossible. I'm trying to connect to the machines so I can get a better understanding of where they are located and which of my customers they belong to. Here's a basic run down of where i'm at.
- I am able to ping all of the machines.
- going to start-> run, i am able to connect to the machines but am unable to get to c: drive or any other #d drive, hinting to me, they may be printers or scanners.
-when i connect via star->run there has always been a printer on the system, and more often than not a "printers" folder, just as though you were to connect to a regular workstation via start->run.
-a select few machines gives me a "credintials prompt" i.e. username/password, yet i am using my domain admin account, hinting to me they machine has been modified and rights removed.
these machines are currently viewed, understandably so, as major security risks to my network. I'm looking for possible DOS commands or any other capabilities to connect to these machines, again short of straight hacksing the systems. Thanks for your time and help.