Why do some hosts report “Access Denied” messages when I try to perform remote audit?

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Why do some hosts report “Access Denied” messages when I try to perform remote audit?

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Access denied error states that the credentials which is being used to do a remote audit is not being accepted by the remote host. This means the username and password being used while logging in the computer or being supplied in as “alternate credentials” when used to perform audit is not having enough permissions to run a WMI query on the remote host. Please make sure you are supplying credentials which has sufficient privileges in the network/domain before performing an remote audit. Please refer to the “Troubleshooting” section in the help file of Steel Network Inventory for detailed steps. Computer running XP or Vista when not a part of a domain do not allow local administrator to authenticate as himself and is forced as “Forced Guest” account instead. For performing an remote audit on these computers administrator priviledges are needed. This can be enabled easily simply by disabling “Use simple file sharing” option in the folder options. If the computer is running Vista, One mor

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