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Enable Mapping to \HostnameC$ Share on Windows 7 or Vista

Almost everyone seems to give heed about the unseen administrator C$ share which is persistently in-built Windows file distribution Believe it or not you will be surprised that  you will not be able to utilize this option in Microsoft Vista or Microsoft Windows 7.

There is a registry key which can help you. It will enable you to alter this performance to work the similar way as in Windows XP. This will make your PC less safe which is a big disadvantage. Although you will be tempted to do it but just to see how windows Vista performs task can be unsafe, which is the case with this registry hack that will be explained below.

You will need to click on the start menu. There you can enter the words “regedit.exe” in the search box and you will see regedit on top which you will open. Another way you can open regedit is to open the run box and type in “regedit” and click run. This will open the regedit. Once there you will need top scroll down and and find the key called “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem”. If you are unable to find the key you will have to make it in order for this registry hack to work.

Now you will need to place a new 32-bit DWORD figure known as LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy on the right side of the window and put the figure to 1. Now that you have made this tweak you should also know how to delete it. In order to do this you will have to locate its value to 0 or you can simply remove the key. From here you will be able to map to the C$ share and also execute a few other administrative tasks.


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