Unable to browse network shares on Windows 8

Again a small side note for anyone experiencing this problem, accessing network shares on windows 8 with elevated privileges seems to be disabled in Windows 8 (not sure about 8.1?), to get around this problem make the following registry changes:

  1. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System
  2. Create a new DWORD entry with the name EnableLinkedConnections and value 1.
  3. Restart your computer

You should now be able to view the shares.

QED

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