troubleshooting Question

Unable to set user privileges in 2008 environment

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Julian HansenFlag for South Africa asked on
Windows Server 2008
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I am trying to assign the backup and restore privilege to some users on our network. No matter what I do the required privileges are not set.

Steps taken
1. Open gpmc.msc
2. Under Default Domain Policy (or any other policy I create) Edit GPO
3. Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Security Policy -> User Rights Assignment I enable the Backup Files and Directories right and Restore Files and Directories right and assign a group to this (I have tried, Domain Users, Authenticated Users, the actual name of an account logging on)
4. Run gpupdate /force on the machine logging onto

When I logon with one of the accounts I want to have the privileges and run a program which dumps the privileges assigned to the user token neither the backup nor the restore privilege is there.

I have successfully done this in a Win2k3 environment without problems.

I even tried copying the Administrator account and trying with that - no joy did not work. The Administrator account has the privileges I am looking for.

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