Windows Server 2008 access to local drives as logged on user with admin permissions
Posted on 2010-11-17
The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard in a VMWare ESX environment.
If I log on to the server using the administrator account, there is no problem accessing local drives: C:, E:, F: and G:.
However, if I log on to the server using my account (which is in the local administrators group), I cannot access drives E:, F: and G:.
Permissions on drives are as follow:
- CREATOR OWNER (Special permission)
- SYSTEM (Full control)
- MY_SERVER\Administrators (Full control)
In order to access the drives, I need to grant access to another group that I am member of.
Ex: Branch-Admin (Full control)
So, even though this group is in the MY_SERVER\Administrators group, this is not enough, I have to add this group directly.
How is this possible? Is this something new with Windows 2008? This is not happening with Windows 2003.