If all the machines have an identical local account like "administrator", you can push the agent using the account .\administrator (replacing the domain with a ".").
I tried this:
Password: as set
It still comes back as: Failed to authenticate with remote system, system error: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
The user credentials wok fine directly on the PC I am testing this against.
Any other thoughts?
I can possibly get the agent manually out to the PCs as a file but I assume it will still need full admin rights to install? The remote users only have power user privileges.
Does the push work if you supply the machine name as the domain?
Sorry for delayed reply.
No that produces the same error also. Even checked to make sure Windows Firewall was off even.
Think I might have to resort to manual installs on each PC...
The PCs can obviously pull from the old EPO as they update but something seems to stop the push working from the new one.
I have tested the new agent on a vpn PC and once installed it does pull without issues.
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If that is failing then ePO can't write to the ADMIN$ share on the client or write the service key to install the agent. This could be a permissions issue or remote registry is disabled.
This gives me something to go on as I had found as a seperate 'issue' I could not map to the c$ share on this test machine across the vpn.
Need to check then whether it is jsu this one PC or a problem elsewhere. I had not put the two issues together!
No idea why i cannot access the share. The PC is a completely standard XP Pro install, with firewall turned OFF. One admin user for IT and one power user for anyone else.
It is not on our domain - obviously, but I should still be able to access the c$ from a domain PC, such as my own networked PC or the epo server?
Just to let you know I got this working.
The problem is/was the remote machines with XP have simple file sharing enabled which apparently changes how authentication works to the admin$ and c$ shares.
If it is switched off the epo sees and pushes the agent etc no problems.