How do I restore security on secondary server drive?
Posted on 2010-01-12
PROBLEM: When I (as a Domain Admin) try to access the files on the D: partition of the file server, from within the file server console, I get a warning: "You don't currently have permission to access this folder...Click Continue to get access to this folder." Then, when I click on the folder, I can gain access. If I try to access my files, through the network, using my non-Admin logon, I can access the files without any warning.
It seems as though the "Administrators" group (which contains the Domain Admins) has a permissions issue because it was restored from a previous OS installation.
How can I correct it?
Please read the background information below to get a better understanding.
BACKGROUND: I decided to rebuild our File Server, upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008. The OS was on the C: drive and the corporate files were on a separate volume (the D: drive). During the upgrade I wanted to wipe the C: drive and keep the D: drive intact.
We had many "shares" on the old file server (example: \\Svr12\Accounting, \\Svr12\Office, \\Svr12\Public), and since I was planning to do a clean install of Server 2008, I didn't want to lose all of the shares for the D: drive. So, I copied the share data from two registry keys:
Then I wiped the C: drive and installed Server 2008. Once installed, I restored the data from the two registry keys - when I did, all of the file shares and all of the files on the D: drive were accessible to the network clients.
When I logged into the console as a Domain Admin, I received a warning saying that I didn't have access; however, when I clicked "Continue," I could access the folder. When I try to access files as an ordinary user, from a client work station, I don't get any warning.