Enable admin share windows 8

Errors encountered :

  • Unable to connect to the network share ‘xxxx\ADMIN$
  • Can’t access ADMIN$ share using a local user account

To enable the hidden admin share in Windows 8, follow this procedure:

  1. Launch the Registry editor by typing regedit.exe in the Start Screen.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
  3. Create a new entry by right-clicking System and then selecting DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Name the entry :  LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy.
  5. Set the value of LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to 1.