Folder Permissions

We have a Windows 2008 Standard 32-bit server and it has a Shared folder on the C drive.  When trying to access the Security tab it says "To continue, you must be an administrative user with permission to view this object's security properties.  Do you want on continue?"

If I click continue I get a message saying "Can't open access control editor.  Invalid value for registry."

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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johnm2595Author Commented:
I think the culprit is that UAC was turned off, but the server wasn't rebooted.  I will reboot the server tonight to see if it clears up the issue.
Right click the folder and click properties.  Click on share and click the Permissions button.  What are the permissions listed there?  I always add "everyone" as having "full control" at that location and use the security tab to further lock things down.

If that doesn't resolve the issue, you may need to take ownership and reset permissions from a higher level.

Is the folder you're working with in the root of C: or is there another folder it's in?
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:

Check to ensure the UAC is turned off

also check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System and under there is EnableLUA which should be 0 if UAC fully off.

Boot system to safe mode and login as the local admin and try to use command "Subinacl /directoriesonly C:\ /setowner=administrator" to take the ownership of the C drive


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johnm2595Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for johnm2595's comment #a39503458

for the following reason:

Rebooting the server after UAC was turned off did fix the issue.
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