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Enabling Administrative Shares

On Windows Vista or later, administrative shares are disabled by default when in "workgroup" mode.

Enable administrative shares by using these steps:

  1. Click Start >Run and type regedit.
  2. Go to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  3. Right-click WMI Control and click Properties.
  4. Add a new DWORD named: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
  5. Set the value to 1.