I have an example directory hosted on a data drive on a Windows Server 2008 installation ("
Domain Admins, and
Administrators (local) have full control permissions applied to this example directory. No other permissions are applied (I tend to be a bit uptight about permissions, and it is easier to start with a minimal set and expand).
When I attempt to open the directory in Explorer, I receive the message "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to get access to this folder." I am most definitely in Domain Admins. Yes, I checked. If I continue, permissions are applied specifically adding my account to that directory.
I removed the permissions specific to my account, then added my account to the local Administrators group. I receive the same error.
When I add permissions for the
MACHINE\Users group, I may enter the directory.
When I disable UAC, this odd behavior goes away.
It's as if my membership in Domain Admins and the local Administrators group is ignored when UAC is enabled.
Can someone explain this perplexing behavior to me? I realize I can shut off UAC or add the
MACHINE\Users group to my permissions, but I would like to understand the problem rather than just waving it away.