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Server 2008 - Cannot overwrite a file even if I am an administrator

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Hi,

I log in to my windows server 2008 x64 box as 'administrator'. I browse to c:\datafolder and create a new text file. I open it, enter some text, save it, and exit.

I log out.

I log in as seymour.skinner: Seymour is in the 'administrators' group.

When I open the text file, and change the contents, and try to save it - it won't let me. I can save with a different name - but not overwrite. Also, if I try to rename the file, I get a prompt saying "Destination Folder Access Denied" and I have to press CONTINUE before it will do the rename.

I think this is something to do with inherited permissions?

How do I change the server such that ANY member of the administrators group may edit files?

Thanks.
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> I think this is something to do with inherited permissions?

Not likely.

It's more likely that this is due to User Account Control. You need to be running whatever you use to change the file name as Administrator (right click, Run as Administrator).

Even if you are a local admin your rights are not active until you run something as Administrator.

Options are:

1. Disable User Account Control
2. Remember to use Run As

Chris
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