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I want to restore a .bkf file created on SBS 2003, to a SBS 2011. I have downloaded and instaled restore utility, but I am getting this error

Unable to write data to c:\foldername This security id may not be assigned as the owner of this object

This is not happening to all files and directories, and I would like to know how to solve this problem? I have added user as as member of Backup Operators , but that did not solve the problem.

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First things first, try to start the utility via right-click, 'Run as Administrator' and see if that resolves the issue. With UAC & server 2008, all administrator accounts except for the original 'default' administrator account actually run as a standard user and require elevation. Other options to try are to disable UAC (not recommended), or browse to the folder via the admin network share (\servername\c$\foldername) when setting the output path in the Restore utility.

If I recall correctly, the SBS2011 setup makes you create a secondary/new administrator account as a best-practice thing, so you will probably run into this a lot when dealing with folders, especially with one at the root of C:.

Some more info (written for Win7, but applies):

Hi, Start from Windows Vista/Windows 2008, UAC is added which help increase the security level. If UAC is enabled, all accounts belong to Administrators group (except Administrator account) are actually running as a standard user. They have permission to "run as administrator" when need to access/modify system files and/or registries. Thus if we only add Administrators in NTFS permission, only Administrator account can access the file without "run as admin". The workaround is to disable UAC (not recommanded) or create a new group with all administrator accounts and add the group to NTFS permission as well.


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