"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them item"
Posted on 2009-02-20
I've been building a dozen or so windows server 2008 standard server recently. Everything was going fine. Then I added them to the new domain I created and I started noticing the User Account Control popups when I logged in as a domain admin. Now all of a sudden (no rhyme or reason) I get the following error when opening any application that comes with windows server:
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them item
I'm a domain admin but no luck. I can't do anything unless I log in as a local administrator instead of on domain. I tried adding Domain Admins to local administrators group and got a popup saying it was already in there, but I guess server 2008 doesn't show this and hides it.
There are a lot of suggestions out there to uninstall IE Enhanced Security Configuration, however there's two problems.
The first is that I don't think you can uninstall in server 2008. You can go to Server Manager, configure IE ESC and turn off for adminsitrators and users (been there done that), but I doubt this uninstalls it.
Secondly, the security requirements for our client require we leave this service on anyway.
Anyone have any ideas. It's not the installation because this is happening on multiple servers now that I've added them to the domain. Just not when I log on locally.
POINTS await a winner. I need this solved ASAP. Thanks!