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How-to enable adminstrative shares on Vista
When accessing Vista from a computer on the network, you'll soon discover that it's impossible to use the administrative shares we've known and loved for years (C$, D$, ...)

You might get this error message:
Logon unsuccessful:
Windows is unable to log you on.
Be sure that your user name and
password are correct.

The solution is to add the following key to the registry. Use regedit and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System and add a new DWORD labeled LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and set it's value to 1.

Although some sources state that you need to reboot the machine, I find it enough to logoff/logon your admin account. If you don't logoff or reboot, you'll get this error:
\\COMPUTER\c$ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again.

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  Posted by oVan on Thursday, April 19, 2007 | PermaLink | 0 comments
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