I am trying to edit hosts files on some servers and getting an access denied. I am logging in with the local administrator account and running notepad as an administrator but it will not allow me to save the updated hosts file in the etc folder. I also cannot save the file elsewhere and copy it to the etc folder; I still get access denied. I have tried to take ownership of the file and also get access denied message. I have other servers that allow editing of the hosts file with my normal domain admin account and no elevated privileges on notepad. Is there a registry setting or GPO entry that could cause this type of behavior? The servers are all general application servers with no special settings or permissions applied. Some of them are SQL servers but some of them are not and still have the same issue.