Hi, I just moved two SAN drives/partitions from a Windows 2003 x86 file server to a new Windows 2008 R2 x64 server. I followed an earlier EE recommendation "How to move a SAN partition from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008", but I am getting access denied when I use the explorer to get to the drives. If I right click for properties in the Windows 2008 server, I get an access denied and the drive shows no space information, just a round blue disk.
One of the partitions is a staging partition, I am trying to take ownership for the Windows 2008 Administrators to see if that makes a difference. It is just taking a long time to change ownership of at least one TB of storage.
I am a domain admin. Domain admins are in the Local Administrators Security group on the server. I logged out using my own account and logged in as the local administrator. Now I can see the drives, as well as the security for all of them. The shares are there, too! I can access the shares and their directories according to my NTFS permissions via my laptop, but I cannot be logged into the server and see the drives using my AD account.
I also created a local account and added it to the server's local administrators' group. That account could not see the drives either.
I can review the drives NTFS permissions if I go through the Roles>File Services>Share Storage and Management.
I just cannot browse or explore the drives that I actually have NTFS permissions to.
Any help would be appreciated.