Permissions in Windows Server 2012

I am an administrator on a Windows 2012 Server. I am also a Domain Admin in the domain. Can someone please explain to me if I assign the D drive on a server and give the security group "Administrators" full access, how I continue to get notified that I don't have permissions to look into a folder on the D drive? If Administrators have full access and I am an administrator, that makes no sense to me.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Check who the owner is on the folder.

Properties - Security tab - Advanced - Owner

Change it to Administrators... Close the properties window, re-open it and check security again, maybe it hasn't been pushed downwards into the folder (inheritance). You can also try to access the folder after changing the owner. Let me know if it still has issues.

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G27Author Commented:
Why would it matter who the owner is if you setup specific permissions on the folder? I just checked and "SYSTEM" is the owner. My feeling is that if SYSTEM is the owner and I specify that Administrators are to have full control, then Administrators should be able to do anything to the folder, but it doesn't seem to work that way. Is that just the way it is? Is there some logic to this?
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Well, that is how it works yes, you can read more about ownership here:

You might have to replace ownership in the underlying folders as well ...
G27Author Commented:
Thanks spravtek. Just seems crazy that Microsoft would setup security like this. Very disappointing.

I appreciate your help.
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