local admin and drive permissions

Posted on 2011-02-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Will the local admin always have read/write access to all the SAN folders available to the server?

Question by:anushahanna
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, unless you change the NTFS permissions.

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so the default is yes, they have all access - but that can be restricted/controlled?

if this is to be restricted/controlled, another local admin can do that (to another local admin)?

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If you have attached a SAN, which contains NTFS permissions, a member of the Domain, e.g. Domain Users, can remove permissions for the Local Administrator and define new permissions and access to groups and users.
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what is the diff between 'member of domain' vs users described in 'groups and users'
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users and groups can either be part of a Domain or users and groups defined Locally on the server.

see here for definintion of a Microsoft Domain

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thanks hanccocka.

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