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Unable to delete retired redirection folders in 2003 server

I have folders I no longer redirect to in 2003 server but I am unable to delete the folders even though I have full control as administrator. Any ideas?
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Littlewicked
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Littlewicked
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Take ownership in the Advance Security properties first.
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budvegasmanCommented:
right click on the folder and go to the security tab -- then open the advanced properties and take ownership of the folder. once you have taken ownership it should allow you to delete the folder. I had the same issue once

let me know how it goes
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Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
>>>I have folders I no longer redirect to in 2003 server but I am unable to delete the folders even though I have full control as administrator. Any ideas?

You can't because of the following reasons (I will include all reasons): -

You don't have enough permission.
Folder is being used by the following: -
       A Service running in background
       A malware process running in background
       Files located in this folder are being used by someone.

Solution: -

1. First try to take ownership of the folder and delete it.
2. Goto Msconfig.exe > Services Tab > tick "Hide all Microsoft Services" and then tick unnecessary services and click on "Disable All"  and then restart your computer.

What is the path of this folder on your computer ? Is it under SYSVOL ?

Let me know.

Thanks
SystmProg
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LittlewickedAuthor Commented:
Ok.. I fixed it.

I'm not sure if it was Malware, but there was a process running which had no name, being launched from Startup, which when I unchecked it and re-booted, solved the issue. Problem is, I'm now back in msconfig looking for this item and it's no longer listed there. I can't tell what command it was or it's location. I should have recorded it before unchecking it.

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Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
Ok..you are not sure...do one thing...download and run the following just to make sure you don't have any other malware running in your system: -

http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html                        download
http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english                         check the log

Thanks!
SystmProg
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