Access Denied Error - even when logged on as an Administrator

Posted on 2007-07-30
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am having an access denied error when I try to access a folder on my member server.  I have taken ownership as an administrator, yet I receive the same error message "Access Denied".  As an administrator I have full controll on this particular folder.  My users have Modify permission, they cannot get in either.

Please help!!
Question by:Lizsam
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    Are there any Share permissions set that coule be blocking access?

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    when I checked the shared permission, i receive the following error message:
    "This has been shared for administrative purposes.  The permissions cannot be set."  So I can't go in to check the shared permission.  Your help is appreciated.

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    by:Ahmed Abdel Salam
    remove the current share and reshare it again with right share permissions
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    taking ownership as administrator doesnt mean that the administrator has the permissions to view the contents, it just means that you can change who owns it and what can view it. resharing or changing the permissions (eg who can view/write) are the 2 best solutions
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    The error "This has been shared for administrative purposes.  The permissions cannot be set." means that you are not viewing a share which you created but one created automatically by the system. The end with $ (e.g. C$). You first have to select your share in the drop down before viewing the share permissions.


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