Windows 7: Can not enable Admin Shares in a Windows 7 workgroup
12 Oct 2011
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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14 Oct 2011
Professional 64 bit
Here is the registry key I tried
Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer
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?
Last edited by Willynpg; 14 Oct 2011 at 11:11 AM..
Reason: to add more info
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15 Oct 2011
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + x86 + Windows 8 x64
Newport, South Wales, UK
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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Can not enable Admin Shares in a Windows 7 workgroup problems?