troubleshooting Question

Domain Admin unable to access NTFS Drive

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Jake IvesFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Windows Server 2016Active Directory
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I have a Windows Server 2016 member server that has a C: and a F: drive.

As Part of our standard file server build we remove all permissions from the root of the F: drive except for:

SYSTEM         (Full Control)
Administrators (Full Control)
I've created a new domain user 'jakeadmin' and granted it membership of the Domain Admins group.

Domain Admins is a member of the member server's local Administrators group.

When I logon (via RDP) to the member server FILESERVER-01 as the domain user 'jakeadmin' this user cannot access the F: drive. I then tried adding the Domain Admins group with full control to the root of the  F: drive but my 'jakeadmin' user still cannot access the F: drive:

If I logon to Fileserver-01 as a local machine administrator I have no trouble accessing the F: drive at all.

Why can't I browse my F: drive, even if I'm in the Administrators group?

I don't see turning off UAC as a solution - It's a terrible idea..

FYI: Effective Permissions below: (As you can see, everything is OK)

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