How to enable Admin$ and remote Admin$ on windows 10 through registry RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to connect to my network computers ..  \ \ computername\c$ 

    I am able to connect to all win7 but not to the Win 10 .. it looks like the admin share is disabled by default

    I cannot access the PC physically .. I have an admin domain account and I need a way to create the key remotely 

    I tried to create the key :


    but still cannot access the C$

    please advise

    Thank you 

    N. Bazzi 

    • Edited by nbazzi Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:24 PM
    • Moved by Stanly Fan Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 AM from windows form general
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:16 PM

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  • Hi nbazzi,

    Please refer to the following document:

    How To Connect to a Remote Registry.

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    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:44 AM
  • Stanly, 

    Thanks for your reply .. Actually accessing the remote registry is also one of the problems on those PCs .. I couldn't connect to the remote registry in order to fix the admin$ issue !!! getting the error : "unable to connect. Make sure that this computer has remote administration enabled .. "

    I sent the a remote command to start the service "remote registry" I got a successful execution reply .. but still can't connect to remote registry .. any thoughts ???

    C:\windows\system32>WMIC /node:"COMPUTERNAME" process call create "cmd.exe /c net start remoteregistry"
    Executing (Win32_Process)->Create()
    Method execution successful.
    Out Parameters:
    instance of __PARAMETERS
            ProcessId = 5460;
            ReturnValue = 0;
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:39 PM