Category: Windows

How to connect to a hidden admin share on Windows 2008

Problem:
I am unable to connect to C$ or admin$ on Windows 2008.

Solution:

  • Click “Start” and choose “Run”
  • Enter “Regedit” and click “OK”
  • Expand the tree “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” > “SOFTWARE” > “Microsoft” > “Windows” > “CurrentVersion” > “policies” > “system”
  • Add LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy (As a DWORD value)
  • Set value to 1

If you have the local firewall switched on, ensure that the policies will allow access to the filesystem.

Ensure that you have a valid user account to connect with.

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