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I am not able to access the administrative drive shares (such as \\\c$ or \\\e$) on Windows Server 2008 R2, even if I'm logged in as a user who is part of the Administrators group.

I can only access those shares if I use the built in Administrator account. How can I configure the server to allow any administrator to access the administrative drive shares, like I can on Windows Server 2003?

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Here is the fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947232

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This is useful when using psexec and specifying a user context. –  StingyJack Feb 15 '13 at 21:31

Windows 2008 is more locked down then Windows 2003. I believe that the admin shares are only accessible to the "true" local admin user. To give similar access to other users you will need to create a new share that gives those users that access.

The may be one of the security changes between 2003 and 2008 that is reverted if you turn off UAC, though I have not tried this myself.

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ok, I was worried about this :( –  Jim Geurts Jun 8 '10 at 19:51

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