Windows 8 Administrator Cannot Run Metro Apps

By | July 9, 2012

After installing the Windows 8 User Preview I joined the computer to my domain.

But, I was not able to use most of the Metro apps due to Administrator restrictions.

I understand this is a security feature but this is a test machine and I want to play with everything.

So after making a registry change I can use most of the metro apps on the build-in administrator and the domain administrator account.

Here is what you need to do to accomplish this:

1. Hit the Windows button on the keyboard + R

This will bring up the run command

2. Type in regedit and hit enter.

3. Search for FilterAdministratorToken.

4. Change the value from 0 to 1

5. Log off and back in.

This will enable most Metro Apps.

Some apps will still need a Microsoft Live log in.

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