Solved

client PC desktop files recovery server 2003

Posted on 2011-02-14
6
248 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a server running SBS 2003 and it suffered a sudden catastrophic hard drive failure from which no files can be recovered.
Fortunately a backup of all the user folders is taken each day which is fortunate.
A new hard drive has been installed and SBS 2003 freshly installed to it.
Users are continuing to use their PC's in "offline mode" and they have a variety of shortcuts, links files and even folders on their local desktop.
Problem is, if we attempt to re-connect them to the domain then a fresh desktop is installed (active directory was not backed up) and all items are lost.
We thus thought we could copy all desktop items to the local drive, connect each user back to the domain and copy the items back to the desktop from each individual local drive.!
Unfortunately we get "permission errors" and Windows does not allow us to copy the files back once logged into the domain.
Any ideas how we can circumvent these "permission" restrictions.

thanks in advance for any feedback or suggestion.
0
Comment
Question by:ensite31
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
zippybungle2003 earned 500 total points
ID: 34888568
You need to take ownership of the files and folders with administrator. Once doen then grant the users permisions to the files and folders.

The files wil have no permissions set for these users as technically these are different users on adifferent domain. The best thing to do would of been restore WITHOUT permissions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ensite31
ID: 34888891
Thanks Zippybungle - how do we "restore without permissions" ?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:zippybungle2003
ID: 34888896
What backup software you run? arcserve? backup Exec?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ensite31
ID: 34889222
Hi Zippybungle - we use MozyPro remote backup and it restores the files exactly as they were copied.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Ady Foot
ID: 35455579
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Server Backup on 2016 Essentials Box 1 65
inplace upgrade from Windows 2003 R2 to 2012 8 111
Domain Controller FSMO 7 72
Cannot take ownership of a folder 8 76
This guide is intended to provide step by step instructions on how to migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2011. NOTE: This guide has been written using the preview version of SBS2011 therefore some of the screens may …
The problem of the system drive in SBS 2003 getting full continues to be an issue, even though SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are both in the market place.  There are several solutions to this, including adding additional drive space or using third party uti…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question