domain admin gets access denied.

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-07
I login to a WIN2K8 server and trying to place a shortcut to the c:\users\all users\desktop folder so everyone who logins to the server can see the shortcut on their desktop.  

I am seeing a "Access Denied" when trying to expand the desktop folder.

Please advise.

Question by:nav2567
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    Expert Comment

    If you right click the folder and have a look at the permissions from the security tab, do you see anything that is funny.

    You might find that it is easier to see the DENY permissions by clicking "advanced" button.

    Bare in mind that the administrator could be a member of groups that DENY it access.

    You can also try the "Effective Permissions" Tool under the "advanced" menu
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    You are getting access denied because this is a Junction Point in Windows 7/2K8. You need to put it in the c:\users\public\public desktop.

    Also see the below link for more details.

    note that this folder is hidden so you will need to "unhide" hidden folders in folder options.

    Hope this helps!
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    Expert Comment

    ahh good spot Spec01

    I overlooked that it was W2k8 and not W2k3...!

    Author Comment

    Thanks a lot.  I will try it out later and update again.  


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    Thanks, everyone!

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