Sunday, October 23, 2011

Access the administrative share of another Windows 7 computer

Windows has an useful feature that allows one to access the administrative share of a remote Windows system. This capability is disabled by default but it is easily enabled. On the remote Windows 7 system [for other Windows versions], either disable UAC or add the following registry key entry.

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

On the original host, open a folder and type the following in the location bar.


You will be prompted for the username and password for the remote system. You will now have access to the root folder of the C drive.

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