I performed a full Server 2008 restore and now I cannot access any of the administrative tools. It says that it cannot open the file. A matter of fact I can't access any MSC files in the system32 folder. The backup was a FULL server backup using the windows server backup feature. But after restoring this 3 times, I find that the backup seems to have changed permission or something (im guessing) to keep me from being able to access the MSC files in the administrative tools. I have to open MMC and then add the snap-ins to be able to use them BUT I cannot save the console anywhere. I also couldnt access the network properties. It would just automatically close the window with no errors. I had to do all my network adapter changes via the command prompt. Any ideas what happened and how I can prevent this next time or how I can fix it now. I have gotten them up and running but I cannot do anything from the administrative tools. I have to use the cmd or scripts for everything I do.