Virdual Disk VMDK "Destination Folder Access Denied"

Hi Experts,

VMware 5.5
ESXi 5.5
VM OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 /WSUS

After the server reboot, I can access the attached virtual disks but cannot write to any of it. I am getting Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action. On one of the disks WSUS database is located.

I tried to create a new virtual disk  on different datastore and attached to the VM but I am getting the same error.

I tried googling but I am not able to get much information on this issue.

I would appreciate your help.

Thanks,
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DeoraliAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action.

Is this from within the Windows OS?
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DeoraliAuthor Commented:
Yes, Andrew. Error is from within the Window OS. Even login as local administrator I am getting same error.
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DeoraliAuthor Commented:
Never mind.  I disabled GP  which denied removable storage access and also moved the VM to different datastore and rebooted the vm. It is working fine now. I am not sure which one did the trick though.

Thank you Andrew for pitching in.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
when you create a new virtual disk and attach that virtual disk to the virtual machine in the operating system you have to 'initialize' and 'partition' that disk the same as if you added a new hard drive to a physical machine.
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DeoraliAuthor Commented:
Never mind.  I disabled GP to disable removable storage access and also moved the VM to different datastore and rebooted the vm. It is working fine now. I am not sure which one did the trick.

Thank you Andrew for pitching in.
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