Active Directory User Home Folder Removal

Eric Brunning
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I have a student account that needs removed and was trying to delete their Home Drive folder on our storage server but it says I do not have permissions.  I am the administrator for our district and can remove all other old user home drives with no issues.  His folder shows a lock on it.  I tried adding my username as the owner and giving security rights but that still will not work.  The server is running 2008 R2 as the OS.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Take ownership of the folder (under security, advanced, if memory serves).  Then you should be able to delete it.
Eric BrunningDirector of IT

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as stated in my posting I did take ownership of the folder and that still didn't remove the restriction.....that's why I am at a loss here.
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So who's listed as the owner right now?  Can you post some screen shots?  Are you doing this locally or over the network?
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer
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Make sure there's no other processes accessing the folder.
Eric BrunningDirector of IT

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I did the permissions a second time and it finally took the lock off and I could delete it.....thanks
Eric BrunningDirector of IT

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Thanks guys....I think some process was preventing the change when I changed the permissions.
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer

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Glad to help. :)
Have you checked the block inheritance is disabled or enabled when you took the ownership? If you not sure then re-enable it first and then disable it might be solved your problem.

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