4
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3answers
763 views

Windows folder permissions, Administrators and UAC, what's the “right” way to deal with this?

I have a folder with permissions: Administrators (group): Full. J. Bloggs: Full. I'm logged in as a member of the Administrators group. I can't open the folder in Explorer because "you do not ...
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1answer
2k views

Logging in user in Windows 2008 server using LogonUser fails on LogonType LOGON32_LOGON_SERVICE

I am using LogonUser function to logon an account to Windows 2008 R2 server on a domain with clusterring. When using LOGON32_LOGON_INTERACTIVE as LogonType, I successfully login. When using ...
0
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1answer
357 views

Interesting phenomenom with Windows Server 2008 R2 user access controls and NTFS ACLs

One to try, and I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. On a Windows Server 2008 R2 box (or presumably 2008 R1, Windows Vista or Windows 7): i) Logon as an administrator, and create a new NTFS volume ...
2
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0answers
588 views

Giving Select Windows Domain Users Symbolic Link Privilege

I would like to setup select users on our domain to have the ability to create symbolic links on local NTFS drives and network shares without needing to run as Administrator, as part of an application ...
4
votes
5answers
4k views

Domain Admins group denied access to d: drive

I have a brand new Active Directory (CORP-AD) installation running on Windows 2008R2. I have a domain controller (PDC01) and a member server (ME01). The member server has a C: and a D: drive. Part ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Windows 2008 never run a program “as administrator”

I have an application that Windows 2008 would always run "as administrator" (i.e. the blue/yellow shield overlay icon is always visible). However, the "run this program as an administrator" flag is ...
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0answers
80 views

Windows 2008 WSF Permission

I have a wsf (vb) script that I wrote that will move subdirectories from the C drive to the D drive on our server. Though logged in as a domain admin, I get a permission denied error when I run the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

User Account Control: Disable Admin Approval Mode for a specific user

We have a Windows 2008R2 server that runs our build scripts. At the moment, it is not possible to fix our scripts so that they could run without elevation. Please don't bother. It is currently more ...
2
votes
1answer
170 views

Is there a correct way to turn off UAC, User Account Control, in Windows Server 2008?

Is there a correct way to turn off UAC, User Account Control, in Windows Server 2008? I have found an article at Microsoft explaining the various settings. It looks like it is just a matter of ...
4
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2answers
4k views

Why is using ntrights.exe in Windows Server 2008 R2 giving error openpolicy -1073741790

I am local admin on a windows server 2003 R2 machine in our domain. This machine was built about 3 years back and I am not sure what privilges I might have. If I use ntrights.exe (from resource kit ...
1
vote
1answer
654 views

“You need to confirm this operation” message when trying to delete a file

I'm trying to delete a few files that I created, and I have full permissions on, on a Windows 2008 system. The files are within a folder that I created so they are not system files of any kind. The ...
3
votes
2answers
561 views

IIS application pool and UAC

My system is Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5. I need to run a site which is allowed to do some administrative tasks. I have created an AD user account and added it to all the required groups. The ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 elevated explorer

On Windows Server 2008 R2 with the User Account Control Settings at the third highest level when you start explorer 'as administrator' it doesnt appear to actually grant administrative rights to the ...
4
votes
6answers
455 views

Good reason for UAC on a server machine?

Given that accounts with login access to a server OS would usually be a systems administrator (or in general, has elevated privileges), is there a good reason to have User Access Control turned on? ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Problems accessing shared folder in Windows Server 2008

In Windows Server 2008, I have a shared folder. For my username: NTFS permission (read/modify) Share Permissions (read/modify) Result when trying to access the share: I can traverse directory and ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Silently install MSI without disabling UAC

I have an MSI file which I produce that I need to install on a number of Windows 2008 machines as part of automated deployment process in a test environment. When I install the MSI by hand I get a ...
6
votes
7answers
29k views

How to use psexec to start installation or other task that requires UAC interaction?

I'm trying to remotely start installations and I'd like not to disable UAC. If I start the processes remotely using psexec, the installer will just get stalled waiting for the UAC prompt. Other tasks ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Small Business Server services will not start, and remote desktop and UAC are broken

Yesterday I began setting up a server with Windows Small Business Server 2008. All I am configuring it for right now is to be a domain controller and Exchange server. I completed the initial setup ...
2
votes
8answers
6k views

Is disabling UAC on a Windows 2008 server a bad idea?

We've just upgraded to Windows 2008 server, and I'm already getting really sick of approving dozens of UAC messages. I normally disable UAC on my personal Vista machines, but I'm reluctant to do this ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

Windows Server 2008, “The requested operation requires elevation”

Sorry for the newbe question, but I'm a developer who hasn't touch a Windows Server in years. A recent project has required me to setup and configure a development VM running Windows Server 2008, IIS ...
3
votes
6answers
5k views

Why can't I drag/drop a file for editing in notepad in Windows Server 2008?

When notepad is run, I can drag/drop a file to open it, but then it can't save the file. When I run notepad elevated to save the file, I can no longer drag/drop to open the file. I understand its a ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Why is my global security group being filtered out of my logon token?

While investigating the effects of filtered tokens on my file permissions, I noticed that one of my global security groups is being filtered in addition to the regular system-defined filtered groups. ...
2
votes
5answers
9k views

Windows 2008 Corrupt TCP/IP? (Ping access denied)

I'm having a weird problem on two Windows 2008 VMs (inside HyperV) running NLB. They were working at one point, but now TCP/IP appears to be corrupt. I cannot ping anything if logged in with my Domain ...