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File Security issue after migrating files from Server 2003 to Server 2008

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Hi,
i just tried to migrate a Windows 2003 File Server to Windows 2008. I used the Microsoft File Server Migration tool to copy the files. The tool copies the files and i am able to access everything though the share but i don't have access locally from the server. I checked the Security setting and the local Administrators are granted "Full Access". The Domain admin which i belong to are member of the local administrator group.

Maybe somebody experienced this issue before.
Thanks,
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Does someone have ownership of the file?
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Yes the local administrator group
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So, the local Admin Group holds the ownership of the file? What error are you gettting when trying to access?
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I try to access a Folder and files. If i try to access the Folder i get the following message:

You don't currently have permission to access this folder.
Click continue to permanently get access to this folder.

When i click continue it adds my account into the ACL, but i should already have right since I'm a member of the Admin group. I don't want to add all Admin manually.
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Are you sure that your current account is part of the Local Admin group?
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Here is the issue the Local Admin Group is not different then the other server you had these files on.
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I am a domain admin and the domain admins are part of the local admin group. Works fine with all other files and folder, just not with the files i migrated
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The old server name was Server03 the new one is Server21. It automatically changed the computer name when i migrated it
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Local Admin group is different from the other local admin group so if the domain Admin Group is not attached to the files and folders you would have too add them since the local admin and local admin group are different from the prior server
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Doesn't matter the SIDs are different that is why local users and groups can not migrate to other machines this is why a domain is so critical
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Ok i deleted the Local Administrators from the ACL and Added them back in. Still same result. Am i missing something ?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Go to Local Users and Groups go to Local Admin Group then check membership. Why are you adding local admin group and not the domain admin group?
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Usually the local admin group is automatically the owner and i don't have to do anything. But anyhow, i just added the domain admins to the ACL with Full access and still can't access the folder.

For some reason it seems to have a problem with the domain admin group
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When i add the Group Domain User to the ACL with Read access, i can access the folder. that makes no sense
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I tried to use Robocopy today for the file copy. Same result. As soon as i take the "Domain User" group out of the ACL and just add the "Domain Admin" i have no access to the folder/file
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Are you using an account that is part of the domain admins? Are you sure?
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yes i double checked and my account is part of the domain admins.
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does someone has an idea what else to try? I'm out of luck
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The problem is somehow related to UAC. I turned UAC off and i can access the files/folder now.

Do i need UAC on a fileserver?
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UAC is not required and I disable it on certain servers like fileservers
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Thanks a lot for all your help.
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