How to access $ shares

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  1. m3d0c

    m3d0c New Member

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    Is there a way to access the $ shares in Windows 7? I have a Vista machine as well as 2003 and I could access the C$ shares from either machine. With Windows 7 I am not allowed access to these shares.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. cmn

    cmn New Member

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    If I understand you correctly, in your network ( presume home) of 3 PCs with Win 7 beta, Win Vista and Windows Server 2003 you are able to access the administrative shares between the VISTA and Windows Server 2003 in both directions.
    But I am not sure if you meant you can or cannot access either of these shares of the older Windows systems FROM Win7 PC.

    I guess your problem is your inability to access Windows Admin share created in the Win 7 PC from the VISTA and Windows Server 2003 Systems.


    For the last problem you could tweak the resgistry in Windows 7:
    1. Click start ( Windows Globe icon)
    2. Type: regedit in the "Search Programs and files" box
    3. Press the [ENTER/Return] Key
    4. In the left, browse to the following Hive >KEYS: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system\
    5. Export and Save that before editing just in case you run into problem
    6. Right-click a blank area in the right pane of step 4
    7. Click New
    8. Click DWORD Value
    9. Type: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
    10. Double-click LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
    11. Type 1 into the box
    12. Click OK
    13. Restart your computer
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. computershack

    computershack New Member

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    C$ is supposed to be a hidden share that the user cannot see but the system can.
     
  4. m3d0c

    m3d0c New Member

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    Thanks cmn. That did the trick
     
  5. cmn

    cmn New Member

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    you are very welcome. Good for you. :)
     
  6. jdlumley

    jdlumley New Member

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    can you post a screenshot of your HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\system\ ?

    I'm having the same problem, trying to access adminshares from an XP pc on the same workgroup.

    Thanks!
     
  7. m3d0c

    m3d0c New Member

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    Registry Entry

    Here you go...

     
  8. ddvelzen

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    TCP/IP NetBIOS helper service

    If the TCP/IP NetBIOS helper service is set to disabled, set it to start manual and activate/ start the service.

    If you can succesfully access your NAS SMB share(s), you could set the service to start automatic.

    The netbios helper service enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.

    If you want more info about the NetBIOS helper service, search the internet.

    After changing the security settings, it worked in this case!
     

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