Windows: Activate Administrator access over Network


since Windows Vista the access from network for members of the local Administrators group is restricted by default.

This affects the Adminshares C$,.., Registry and much more. For example

c:\> net use \\\c$ /\localadministrator
Type the password for \\\c$:
System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

UAC blocks such connections by default expect your Computer is member of a domain.

If you want to get set back the oldstyle behaviour disable the Local Account Token filter by setting LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to 1.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


or from command line

c:\> reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


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