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Windows 7: Can not enable Admin Shares in a Windows 7 workgroup

12 Oct 2011   #1

Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can not enable Admin Shares in a Windows 7 workgroup

I have tried to enable the $ shares on a windows 7 64 bit machine in a workgroup.
i have tried the regedit that is suggested on the internet and added the Qword without sucess. Has anyone sucessfully done it?

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12 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Exactly what regedit did you apply?
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13 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The shares are activated by default...
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14 Oct 2011   #4

Professional 64 bit
 
 
Here is the registry key I tried

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Exactly what regedit did you apply?
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
3) Add a new value DWORD ( 32 Bit or 64 Bit, depends on OS version), name itLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and give value 1. Restart the machine and check the share now. It must work.


I was only offered a Qword in 64 bit value not a Dword I have a HEX value of 1. Should the value be Decimal?
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14 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can go to admin shares merely by using the $ symbol, as in "\\myshare\c$". Does this not work for you?
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15 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

\\MyShare\c$ would not work. It would be \\ComputerName\c$.

Dave
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15 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Atkin View Post
\\MyShare\c$ would not work. It would be \\ComputerName\c$.

Dave
"myshare" was just a placeholder. It would be pretty silly (and impossible) to try to access the c drive from a share.
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15 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The default admin (c$) shares were disabled from Vista onwards for security reasons, If you need to share at the root level you should manually add a share with a unique name, (eg, "Cdrive"). These can then be accessed normally
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