Having trouble connecting to default administrative share in Windows Server 2008

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I currently have a Windows Server 2008 that I've been trying (for a few days) to connect to the default administrative share: "\servernamec$". I'm able to connect to it using the Administrator account. But when I use my user account that is a member of the Administrators group, I can't connect. What's the problem here?

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I guess that you need to turn off UAC

How do I turn User Account Control (UAC) off?

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.

  3. In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.

  4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off.

  5. If UAC is currently configured in Admin Approval Mode, the User Account Control message appears. Click Continue.

  6. Clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

  7. Click Restart Now to apply the change right away, or click Restart Later, and then close the User Accounts tasks window.

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  • carlosdl
    There is also a fix that was used for Vista, which supposedly could also help in this case if the problem occurs when using a local administrator to access the server remotely:

    1. Click Start
      the Start button
      , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

      Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    4. Type LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to name the new entry, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.
    The LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy entry in the registry can have a value of 0 or 1. These values set the behavior of the entry as follows:
    • 0 = build a filtered token
      This is the default value. The administrator credentials are removed. These credentials are required for remote administration of the print drivers.
    • 1 = build an elevated token
      This value enables the remote administration of the print drivers on a server within a workgroup.



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