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Windows Server 2008 User Profile Permissions

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I've been battling user profile issues with Windows Server 2008 for a long time now. I've done research and watched videos on Youtube, however none of the solutions I found seemed to work for me. I have enabled the GPO that adds the administrative permissions to profiles when they are created, but this doesn't apply to profiles created before it was enabled.

I cannot take ownership or make any changes whatsoever to user profile folders. I'm trying to copy data from one profile to another and I just keep getting errors:

"An error occurred while applying security information to:

File Name

Access is denied."

I am logged in with the domain administrator account.
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The profiles are on separate workstations?
Are the users logged on the stations?
Have you tried rebooting the station first?
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It's a domain with roaming profiles, so the profiles are stored on a server. The users will log into the workstations and their profile is loaded. I have tried restarting the workstations previously.
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When I go to take ownership of a profile folder it says "You do not have permission to read the contents of the directory. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you full control? All permissions will be replaced if you press yes?"

I hit yes and I get the error that says access is denied.

Would it be because the profile is currently logged into a computer and it's being locked on the server?
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I believe that could cause it.
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Looks like that does the trick, thanks.
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Thanks for the update, Gratisites. I'm glad you got it fixed.
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