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AD File Server Issue

Hello,

I've noticed some strange behavior within my AD domain regarding file server access.
I have a storage server 2008 file server. When I log on locally to the file server with my domain admin user account, I get access denied on folders where the DACL contains only the domain admins group. Yet when I use that same domain admin account to access the folder from another computer using the UNC path, I am able to access it fine.

It's as if the credentials are only properly checked while accessing the folder over the network. Has anyone seen this behavior?
 
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Methodman85
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oBdACommented:
That is User Account Control on the W2k8 server; it strips the Administrator SID from your security token, unless you work with a program running "elevated" (and, no, Windows Explorer can not be started elevated).
User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691(WS.10).aspx
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I would check to make sure you have NTFS permissions to view as well since Share permissions will allow to view other network but NTFS allows for local access.
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Methodman85Author Commented:
So when I access the file server over the network from my Windows 7 machine It uses my administrative access token, and that's why it's able to work vs logging onto the server locally?
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oBdACommented:
Yes.
You can test that: start cmd.exe on the server by right-clicking it and choosing "Run as administrator". You should be able to "cd" into the folder(s) in question. You can as well start notepad.exe with elevated rights ("Run as administrator"), and then use the "Save as" dialog to browse into one of the folders.
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Methodman85Author Commented:
Thank you, I've always wondered about this.
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