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:
- Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System
- Create a new DWORD entry with the name EnableLinkedConnections and value 1.
- Restart your computer
You should now be able to view the shares.