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I have recently installed a Windows Server 2012 storgae box and added it as a dfs namespace server to an existing namespace. The namespace server has created succesfully and all folders and permissions within the namespace have replicated. However, I am seeing a strange issue. We use Flex profiles for our users roaming profiles and they are saved under a folder called Flex_profiles on our DFS namespace. Under the Flex_profiles folder each user has a folder with there own username, ADF for example. In terms of permissions the have the following:
ADF has everything but full control and they are the folder owner. Domain admin has full control. I have added domain admins in to the local administrators group on the 2012 box. I log on to the 2012 box using a domain admin account. If i try to access the ADF folder I am told that i don't have permission???? It's almost like the account I used to log on to the server is not being detected as a domain admin acc and therefore not picking up on the domain admin access defined on the folder. I can confirm 100% that the user i log on with to the server is a domain admin. Has anyone come accross this before?

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Ok I have fixed this. Unbelieveably UAC was the root of my problem. Despite having turned User access control off from the control panel i was still being prompted to add permissions to view folders. You can switch UAC off by amending the registry:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system"

Change the Value of DWORD "EnableLUA" from 1 to 0 reboot.

Now I'm not being prompted to add permissions to view folders that i already have the rights to view. Interestingly the properties of a folder is now reporting the correct size, number of folders and files etc so it must only report the properties of the files and foldes that you have permission to see!
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Anne_Ward--Thanks for telling us the fix.
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changing the registry key allowed me to see files as required
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