Connect to C$

The Connect to C$ tool opens the client's C drive in a local Windows Explorer window.

This tool uses the hidden admin share (C$). This hidden admin share must remain enabled.

To run the tool:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device.

2. Click Right Click Tools > Console Tools > Connect to C$.

Port Requirements

TCP445 must allow network traffic from the device running the Configuration Manager console to the device being connected to.

Recast Permissions

Requires the Open C$ Share permission in the Local Actions plugin.

Microsoft Permissions

Requires that the user running the console have permissions to browse the c$ share on the remote device. Typically, this means the user requires administrator permissions on the remote device. Note that this is the case even if using a Recast Server with a service account because this action launches an application outside of Recast.

If the user does not have permission, a prompt will open asking for a username and password to try to successfully connect to the remote device.

Connect to C$ configuration

For an alternative Explorer shell:

This action is affected by the Windows Explorer setting in the Configure Recast RCT application. Specifying an alternative Windows Explorer shell will cause this tool to launch that application instead of Windows Explorer when trying to connect to the remote filesystem. When using the alternative shell, Recast will not prompt for credentials if it detects the user does not have permission, it will let the alternative shell handle this scenario.