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Admins all locked out of networked folders

By jtankard ·
All our admins have been locked out of all shared folders on our network. We get 2 error messages. When trying to access directories and shared folders we get "an error occurred while reconnecting U: to \\gabserver4\users. Microsoft Windows Network: the device is alreadcy in use. This connection has not been restored." Then when trying to rename a computer we get "The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer to "GAB4417": Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."
This is annoying. I'm logged on as an administrator, but regular users can access all their shared folders. Any ideas?

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Assuming

by Triathlete1981 In reply to Admins all locked out of ...

you're using Windows Server 2003 as the file server, are you using both share permissions and NTFS permissions? Are you as the admin given permission to the folders both methods?

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correct

by jtankard In reply to Assuming

We use server 2003 and we are using security prmissions. I'm new at this and I'm not sure what NTSF permissions are. In the security section on the folder profile Administrators is added and checked ful control. Yet we can't access them from a computer with an admin logon.

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Just take ownership of the folders

by Nimmo In reply to Admins all locked out of ...

and apply the settings to all sub folders

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we have

by jtankard In reply to Just take ownership of th ...

We have ownership of the folders. On the server I right click them go to security and there we are. We have full control checked and everything. Still can't access them from a remote computer.

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OwnerShip

by Wizard-09 In reply to we have

I would take ownership of the folders and files then add the other users in again on one folder and see how this goes for you.

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Difference

by StealthWiFi In reply to we have

There is a difference in the security setting you are talking about and taking owner ship.

Go to the root share folder (ex C:/share)
Right Click - Properties - Security - Advanced - Owner

Click on Administrator and check Replace owner on sub containers and objects

Apply - OK

You may get warnings saying access denied or whatever just click ignore. After you click the last OK you will have the ownership.

Now check the folder and also check active directory for any Deny settings. Deny takes precedence over Allow every time to if there is a Deny anywhere for Admin it will over ride the allow.

Cheers,

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I'll try that

by jtankard In reply to Difference

When I get back to work. I'm at the start of a 3 day weekend which I will enjoy to the fullest. Soon as I get back I'll see what that does.

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tried it

by jtankard In reply to Difference

And all I got was the error message "Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

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Are you using a

by IC-IT In reply to we have

Domain or local admin account?
If you are using a local it only applies to that one computer.
For example; you use computer name a to remote to a server name b. Your current admin profile is computernamea\administrator and you are trying to access files that only the users and servernameb\administrator have access to.

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good point

by StealthWiFi In reply to Are you using a

If this is on a users box and not the server then make sure you are adding the DOMAIN\Administrator account to the admins group on the local box. If that doesn't fix it itself then do the above security changes and that should take care of it.

NTFS permissions are very tricky and very, very easy to screw up. Take it slow and document what changes you make.

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