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removing domain admins from a folder ACL

what potential problems may arise if you remove the domain admins group from a folders ACL on a file server? Granted I presume they could add themselves back on - but operationally what problems could you face if you removed them for security purposes?
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

When you remove domain admin permission from a share, you may face these issues

1) You can't access the folder as domain admin
2) You can not delete the folder if no other user has such permission or ownership
3) If you logged in to the file server as domain admin and trying to add another user on that share then this will throw access denied error

Overall, impact will be less until you try to add any permission for other users by using domain admin. Also, Some times you may not able to add the domain admin back into the security permission. You may need to take ownership of the folder then add.
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LBTechSolOperations DirectorCommented:
You might also want to pay close attention to your future backups and ensure that the backup Service account still has permissions to the files/folders.
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NVITCommented:
The effects can be subtle. I guess it depends on what particular issue arises at a given time...

Also watch your scheduled tasks. Tasks may fail, fully or partially. Especially those that access folders.
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
If you remove domain admins from folders, simply you won't get access, and you can't give you access back, so your premise of assuming for granted the access to the folder is wrong. Hopefully, you didn't remove it after you did it.
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