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Archive for May 13th, 2010

Windows 7/Vista: How to access Administrative Shares (C$, IPC$, …) via

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/05/13

A while after installing a new copy of Vista or Windows 7, I usually want to be able to access the administrative shares (like C$, Admin$, IPC$, etc).

On Windows 7 and Vista, those are by default not enabled.

To enable them, import this enable-windows-7-vista-server-2008-administrative-shares.reg file into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


You need to reboot your system once after this registry change.

Or from a batch file as Administrator:

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Later I name the files like this:


via [WayBack] How to access Administrative Shares on Vista C$ |

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

.NET/C# – determining the hardware acceleration support for your WPF apps

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/05/13

When you want to deploy WPF, it is important to check if you have sufficient hardware acceleration for your apps.

The most important things to check is the RenderCapability.
It gives you the  Tier on which graphics is rendered.

The Tier tells something about hardware acceleration support, including a broad estimate of the pixel shader and vertex shader levels and DirectX versions.

Currently, there are 3 tiers: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, C#, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, Development, Software Development, WPF | 1 Comment »

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