SBS 2003 Folder Access Rights

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I recently upgraded my Win2k server to SBS 2003.  During the upgrade process, there was a problem when importing/upgrading one of the user accounts ... my own.  Of course I was logged on as admin when performing the upgrade on the server, but my regular user client account did not transfer properly.  I don't think there was a problem with any others, just my own.

So, I had to re-create the account.  No problems when doing this, EXCEPT that now I can no longer access folder on a separate file server that had the security settings set to grant access to my user account only.  Now I cannot access the folders from any account ... mine, admin, even if I log onto the file server directly as admin or using my own account.

Is there any way to retrieve the files from these folders?
Question by:breich241
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to take ownership of the folder first (when logged on as administrator), then you can can grant the necessary users/groups access again.

    How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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    Perfect - thank you!

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