Where do I go to make sure that domain/administrator has full rights? Currently I am having problems with my backup software which states the open files are not being backed up because of security rights. CA supports thinks the domain/administrator doesn’t have full rights to all files.
What do I have to do to give full rights to domain/administrator on a Windows 2008 SP2 server?
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Glen KnightCommented:
This will be under the security tab on the properties of the file/folder/drive.
dude02Author Commented:
Is there a way to give in the group policy in the DC that give domain\administrator full access?
Glen KnightCommented:
no, it's file based security and you find it in the location I mentioned above.
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dude02Author Commented:
How do I grant a domain/administrator full access to the C:\ drive? When I try to give full right to the domian admin I get denied errors.
Glen KnightCommented:
what errors do you get?
You can verify the group membership for user domain\administrator, because the user can exist, but can be removed from enterprise admin group or domain admin group.

Maybe you need to add domain\administrator to backup operator group.

In windows is supposed that backup operator group can backup even encrypted files and files that they don't have permissions.

If the server is not a domain controller, you can verify that domain\administrator belong to local administrators group.

If the problem present with onle some folders or files, you should verify security tab in that file/folder/volume/disk with rigth click in this object and select properties, then seek security tab. Therefore in button advanced you can find a tab where you can check effective permision for a user account in this object.
dude02Author Commented:
Error Applying Security
An error occured while applying security information to:
Access id denied
Glen KnightCommented:
I wouldn't change the permissions at the root of the C Drive, just change the permissions on the folders that contain the data you are trying to backup.

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You probably need to take ownership first... This is tricky if you don't understand ntfs rights. Get somebody who knows to help you..
Glen KnightCommented:
But, please DO NOT do that on the System Drive!!
Leon FesterSenior Solutions ArchitectCommented:
If you're backing up a DC then you don't need to backup the FULL Server.
System state backups will allow you to recovery you AD Environment.

I'd suggest that you review your backup requirements and the Active Directory Best practice guide for backing up AD 2K8
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