Device Manager error message:
 

"Access Denied" when connecting to a remote machine

With Windows 10 it is not possible to connect to a remote computer with Device Manager. Although it's possible to establish a connection with Computer Management, the following error message appears by clicking on Device Manager:


Unable to access the computer <computer name>. 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.

Cause
Microsoft does not support remote connections with Device Manager on Windows 10. See article
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2781106/errors-connecting-to-windows-server-2008-r2-or-windows-server-2012-dev

Resolution
You can use a third party tool as an alternative to Device Manager, e.g. DeviceTool by Lugrain Software.

DeviceTool features

  • Display installed devices - with properties
  • Enable and disable local devices
  • Enable and disable devices on remote computers
  • No installation required
  • Runs on Windows 7/8/10 and Windows Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Free - for private and commercial use


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