Folder properties show size that doesn't include certain subfolders that I have access to

Server 2008r2.  I'm logged in as a member of the administrators group, and this group has full access to all subfolders.  However, when I look at the parent folder's properties, the size doesn't include the subfolders.  I know I could click each subfolder to gain access, or I could explicitly give myself access, but there's terabytes of data, and I don't want to start adjusting security on the millions of files.  I can look at the share from another server, and it works, so I obviously have access.  Is there a way I can do this on the server itself though?  Why does it behave like this
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
install tree size free from jam software, this will give you the visibility you require and work from there.
JohnPaddockAuthor Commented:
We'd prefer to do this without installing 3rd party tools, but if we have to, we can.  Does anyone know why it behaves like this?
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
When you say the username is part of the administrator group which administrator group local administrator group ? domain or enterprise?

are you logged on as the exact same user on the machine it works from?

if your logged on as a local user you are logged on as different users.
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JohnPaddockAuthor Commented:
The user is a domain user, part of the local administrators group, and also the domain admin group.  yes, I'm logged in as the same user on the other machine.  The issue only happens with local folders, so all server 2012 machines have the same issue when dealing with local folders, but no issue when accessing folders on the other servers via a share.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Is user account control turned on or off. try turn it off on the server in question having the issue.
JohnPaddockAuthor Commented:
yes, thanks.  Turning off uac seems to work for 2008 servers.  Doesn't work for server2012 servers though.  Does that make any sense?

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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