Windows 2000 drive/folder security
Posted on 2004-09-15
I rebooted our Windows 2000 Advanced Server machine and got a bsod with the inaccessable_boot_device message. I was able to get into the recovery console and run chkdsk /r and after that it booted up just fine. This pc has a webserver and terminal server running on it. We use it to do some data entry on our in house software and the webserver uses odbc to connect to the backend and run some queries and display reports. The hard drive is partitioned. The webserver and system files sit on the c drive and our software sits on the d drive. Anyway, after I ran chkdsk on the c drive it screwed up some security settings. The d drive hasn't been affected. Now when someone tries to log into the server via TS (they're in the users group) they get an access denied error. If I log in as the administrator I have no problem. If I add the user to the administrator group they can get in just fine. When someone tries to load a webpage from the server they get a login screen that pops up. You have to login as the administrator before you can view the webpage. I noticed that the security on the c drive and several folders in that drive only has the administrator in it. Several of the folders in the c drive I could probably configure the security on but the majority I wouldn't know what to set for some of the folders. Especially the windows folder. Is there a way I can set it back to default (prior to bsod) or am I stuck using trial and error to get the correct settings back.