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rsellers
Engaged Sweeper II
Hi,

I need a action to access the Device Manager on a remote PC.
I have one that will access Computer Management, but when I click on the Device Manager within it
I get a message reading:
Unable to access the computer...
Make sure that this computer is on the network, has remote administration enabled, and is running the "Plug and Play" and "Remote registry" services.
The error was: Access is denied.

I can access the event log and a number of other services.

I created an action that should connect to the remote Device Manager but only opens the Device Manager on my PC.

mmc.exe devmgmt.msc "/computer:{smartname}"

Any corrections or suggestions?
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moore_mat
Engaged Sweeper III
Hi rsellers

That, unfortunately is down to the remote PC I think - I find nearly every time that Remote registry is disabled on the PC. This stops access to things like the Device manager

You could run these each time you need to connect remotely:-
sc \\<pcname> start "RemoteRegistry"
sc \\<pcname> start "PlugPlay"


You could possibly do something with AutoIT to create a script that starts the Remote Registry service, then tries to run the Device Manager? Something similar was done with connecting to the registry of a remote PC:- http://www.lansweeper.com/Forum/yaf_postst1395_Connect-to-remote-registry-tool.aspx#post6491

Hope all that helps

Mat