I feel this should be a simple thing, but I cannot seem to figure out what's going on. I have a new instance of W2K12R2 setup, and it seems that having a user in the Administrators group doesn't actually give it Administrative permissions.
For example, in a folder called C:\Program Files\Test, I have just the SYSTEM user and the Administrators group defined with full control. Inheritance is not enabled, and my user account I'm logged on with is in the Administrators group. Despite this, I cannot access anything in Test unless I explicitly give my account Full control on this folder, even though I'm in the Administrators group.
When I click on the folder I will get a message informing me that "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder." When I click Continue, I get the access I need. When I look at the security properties, I notice it has added my account directly to the folder.
What am I doing wrong here?