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Error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.

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Error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.

cdespain
I have the error message -- Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have... -- for every single executable on our Windows Server 03. I tried changing the settings on Internet Explorer 7, however, it says I do not have administrator priviledges while I was logged on as a network administrator...so I could not do anything. I also could not uninstall anything, as I got that message when I tried to open add/remove programs. I cannot open cmd either. So far, the only two things I can access are IE7 and my computer/control panel/explore...but I cannot access anything within those.
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    NaughtyMonkey

    log on as local admin and make sure your Admin group is in the Local Admin group.

    Also, did this accur after installing sp2 for 2003. I am having this problem with just executables with a 2003 sp2 server.

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    cdespain

    Everything was ok. We outsource our server administration because I am pretty new here, and this is what they did before. They brought me on as a desktop guy, but keep asking me network admin stuff...which I have no experience with. I was assuming the guys we outsourced with wouldn't screw things up...they apparently were updating group policy and some got corrupted...or so I hear from them.

    Anyways, I thought it might have been an IE7 error, but it was just our outsource guys screwing with us.

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    albert.clark

    By uninstalling this feature, will it cause a reboot?

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    DaveHoniker

    I am running Windows 2003 SP1

    I had same problem with an .exe file.

    I spent hours trying all the various fixes and none worked.

    Finally, I found an easy solution.

    I created a new directory as administrator. Copied all files from the old directory into new one.

    And the file ran file. It worked fine.

    Have no idea what caused this error.

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    flavios

    the problem was located in IE7..

    That era the mistake msg:

    * * * * Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or File. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item * * * *

    I discovered that was possible to do the creation of files and pastes put the applications ponto.exe they didn't rotate, in I begin I thought it was treated of the permissions of the pastes, I confused pq I created a paste and I played an application ponto.exe in her.
    Solution:
    see the permissions do internet Explorer, Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Internet ? Baixei o N?vel de seguran?a para Medium

    to uninstall> add/remove Windows components > Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration>for administrators Groups.

    Fl?vio

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    lecato

    Uninstalling Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration fixed all my issues of running applications from file shares. Here is the location Control Panel>Add and Remove Programs> add/remove Windows components > Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration>Details>For administrators Groups.>Reboot

    Flavio is the man. Thank you.

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    steverudyk

    Sorry to barge in so long after your post, but I'm embarrassed to say I still can't resolve this problem on my personal laptop. Tough facing a client with this problem. Your solution seems clear enough however when I go to Add/Remove Programs I get stopped by this error message. Any suggestions?

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    NaughtyMonkey

    log on as local admin and make sure your Admin group is in the Local Admin group.

    Also, did this accur after installing sp2 for 2003. I am having this problem with just executables with a 2003 sp2 server.

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    cdespain

    Everything was ok. We outsource our server administration because I am pretty new here, and this is what they did before. They brought me on as a desktop guy, but keep asking me network admin stuff...which I have no experience with. I was assuming the guys we outsourced with wouldn't screw things up...they apparently were updating group policy and some got corrupted...or so I hear from them.

    Anyways, I thought it might have been an IE7 error, but it was just our outsource guys screwing with us.

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    albert.clark

    By uninstalling this feature, will it cause a reboot?

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    DaveHoniker

    I am running Windows 2003 SP1

    I had same problem with an .exe file.

    I spent hours trying all the various fixes and none worked.

    Finally, I found an easy solution.

    I created a new directory as administrator. Copied all files from the old directory into new one.

    And the file ran file. It worked fine.

    Have no idea what caused this error.

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    flavios

    the problem was located in IE7..

    That era the mistake msg:

    * * * * Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or File. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item * * * *

    I discovered that was possible to do the creation of files and pastes put the applications ponto.exe they didn't rotate, in I begin I thought it was treated of the permissions of the pastes, I confused pq I created a paste and I played an application ponto.exe in her.
    Solution:
    see the permissions do internet Explorer, Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Internet ? Baixei o N?vel de seguran?a para Medium

    to uninstall> add/remove Windows components > Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration>for administrators Groups.

    Fl?vio

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    lecato

    Uninstalling Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration fixed all my issues of running applications from file shares. Here is the location Control Panel>Add and Remove Programs> add/remove Windows components > Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration>Details>For administrators Groups.>Reboot

    Flavio is the man. Thank you.

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    steverudyk

    Sorry to barge in so long after your post, but I'm embarrassed to say I still can't resolve this problem on my personal laptop. Tough facing a client with this problem. Your solution seems clear enough however when I go to Add/Remove Programs I get stopped by this error message. Any suggestions?