"unable to assign Admistrator as owner"

Yann Shukor
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On a Windows 200 server I have some files that aren't getting saved during my backup

I checked the files and administrator doesn't have access to them

TakeOwn /F *.* /A /D Y

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this returns:
unable to assign Admistrator as owner

CScript xcacls.vbs *.* /G Administrateur:F /I Enable /F 

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this returns:
Error -2147217406:  occurred setting Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting object. (Msg#501)
Error description: Not found

any ideas ?
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Are you spelling administrator correctly?
What server OS is it? 2000 2003 2007
im assuming 2000

im some circumstances you need to reference a user by computername\username
are you logged in as 'computername\administrator'

if you are run
takeown /f "c:\path\to\folder" /R /A
cacls "c:\path\to\folder" /g computername\administrator:F /C /T
cacls "c:\path\to\folder"

make sure you have no deny entries


Yes, sorry, Windows 2000

administrateur, yes it is a french server

Tried suggested commands:
takeown ; same error as before
No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.

was this a domain member or a domain controller?

sounds to me that the domain it is / was a member of cannot be found.

in any case you may need to check the AD hierarchy for the server, setting dns correctly,
 unjoin the domain or use dcpromo to kill the domain so you can make the computer operate standalone.

all else fails pull the drives and takeown on another system
Never mind
I ended up login in as the user/owner of the files in order to change their permissions

Thanks for your help


situation is fixed

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