Local shares not accessible

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Dirk Grunewald, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I have the following problem on a Vista Ultimate machine:

    - I am logged on with local admin rights, the server service is running and
    file and printer sharing is turned on.
    - The machine is connected to the local network and can connect to the
    - Unfortunately, the local network shares on this machine (local harddrive)
    are not accessible from my local user account.
    e.g. connecting \\localhost\c$ or any other share on this maschine results
    in the error message, that the share cannot be accessed and the request is
    not supported.

    Using the network name or IP, I am able to see the visible shares, but again
    the shares are not accessible. In this case, an error message appears, that
    the network device cannot be reached.

    Connecting to printers using the same way (\\network_name\printer) is working.

    How can I fix this problem?

    Thanks in advance!
    Dirk Grunewald, Feb 12, 2008
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  2. Dirk Grunewald

    Jason Guest

    Dirk Grunewald,

    KB 947232 has the answer.


    In gerneral UAC disables the admin shares c$, admin$, etc.

    You can change this behavior by making a change in the registry. (Regedit)

    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value

    3. Type LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to name the new entry, and then press

    4. Right-click LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy, and then click Modify.

    5. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

    6. Exit Registry Editor.

    Jason Tarby, MCSE
    Jason, Feb 12, 2008
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  3. Hi Jason,

    the mentioned KB does not solve the problem.
    Not only the admin shares like C$ are not working, also all other shares,
    e.g. "Recorded TV" are also affected. Using the change in the registry has no

    Moreover, UAC is disabled, and the Admin account also has Domain Admin rights.
    Of course, File and printer sharing is enabled.

    Dirk Grunewald, Feb 13, 2008
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