When using Microsoft Windows 10, you may find that admin shares do not work as they used to when working with a workgroup. When attempting to connect, you will be prompted for a username and password, but a message will appear saying “Access is denied”.
There is a registry tweak that fixes this issue. Perform these steps from the computer you’re attempting to connect to.
Option 1 – Batch File
Let this batch file do the work for you.
- Download sharefix.zip.
- Unzip sharefix.bat to your Desktop.
- Right-click sharefix.bat and select “Run as administrator“.
Option 2 – Manually Edit the Registry
- Hold the Windows Key, and press “R” to bring up the Run dialog.
- Type “regedit“, then press “Enter“.
- Navigate to
- Right-click a blank area on the right side of the screen and select “New” > “DWORD 32-bit value“.
- Give it a name of “LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy“, then press “Enter“.
- Double-click “LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy” to change the “Value” to “1“.
- Select “OK” and you’re done.
You should now be able to connect to the machine’s admin share over a workgroup.