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Domain Administrator being blocked on domain controller

Posted on 2008-10-24
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weird thing, logged in as domain administrator I cannot open administrative tools/Active Directory Users and computers.  I get a C:\windows\system32\dsa.msc, I get the same thing with Domain Security Policy, and a bunch other.  I've checked the permission on the file and i'm in there but no luck.  Any ideas???
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check your local policies... START / RUN / GPEDIT.MSC

Go to Windows Settings / security settings / local policies / user rights.

besides other settings, check the log on locally... anywhere there is administrator, make sure it's adminsitrator@domain.com or \\domain\administrator and not just administrator.



Also, in the DSA.MSC, right click the domain, and choose to delegate ... make sure the domain admin is listed in there.
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tried that no luck.  It's everything in the c:\windows\system32 folder that this happening to.  I can add them through MMC but can't open them from the "normal" locations.  I've even tried opening MMC, adding the AD users and computers, deleting the dsa.msc from c:\windows\system32, then saving my open mmc as dsa.msc and it saves fine.  But when I go to open the newly saved dsa.msc, get the same error.
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