Windows is unable to log you on when you try to access a shared folder


You can get the following error message when you try to access an administrative share on a Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer from another Windows computer:

“Logon unsuccessful: Windows is unable to log you on”

KB947232 can help to resolve the issue. The fix taken from the article is below

  1.  Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  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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  4. Jacquelyn says:

    Just want to say Thanks a lot because I am looking for these answers since a
    month ago.

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