Unable to open Windows 2008 R2 firewall log - Access denied

agradmin used Ask the Experts™
I have enabled logging on a windows 2008 R2 server to help troubleshoot a problem. After disabling the logging and attempting to view the log file in Notepad (pfirewall under default path) I am receiving an "Access Denid" message.

I am logged in as a domain admin, and have tried running the firewall app as a local admin with the same result. I have tried access also with the fiewall switched off, and with the app closed to no avail.
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Have you tried right clicking notepad, and 'running as administrator'?  Then using that notepad session to open the log?

(UAC in Windows 2008 is sometimes counter-intuitive for folks accustomed to 2003 and before... and I say that because it makes me crazy on occasion.  "What do you mean I don't have access!  I'm the ADMINSTRATOR!"   More information is available on UAC here - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691%28WS.10%29.aspx  Like I said, it's a 'feature' that I beat my head against for a while.)


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