We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Accessing Protected NTFS Folders from another computer

Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have an external hard drive and on  it are folders with permissions set from a Windows Server 2003 computer.  Only administrators have access to this folder.  If I use this hard drive on a different Windows Server 2003 computer, the administrator of that computer can't access this folder, even though the administrator has the same password as the original computer that I used to set the permissions.  How can I allow access for the administrator of the other computer?  Can I give the administrator of the other computer the same unique identifier as the administrator of the original computer?
Watch Question
Most Valuable Expert 2019
Most Valuable Expert 2018
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE