Access To C Drive On Specific Computer Denied

April 28, 2011 at 12:26:21
Specs: Windows 7

I am the administrator for the whole system (network) and I have done something by accident (in active directory) which is preventing one of my computers on the network (webdev computer) from accessing it's own C drive (access denied). Furthermore, when I am logged into the Windows server 2008 as "Administrator", I look under "Computer" and I see the "C on WEBDEV" drive, but even when I click on it in there, it denies me access.
I have access to everything else except for that drive.
P.S. When I am logged in as a "user" or as "administrator" on the WebDev computer and look at the C drive, there is an icon with 2 people in it (I am assuming this is an icon for permissions), and I am denied access.

What I think happened is that the "owner" of the "win7" folder within the WebDev C drive was changed by accident (therefore affecting access to the whole C drive for any user on the WebDev computer). However, when I try and change the "owner", it will not allow me to (it says, "you do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings")


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#1
May 8, 2011 at 21:58:06

Add the domain administrator account to the local machine in the control panel.

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#2
May 9, 2011 at 06:23:05

Thank you for the response.

However, I am not even able to add a new "user", or "domain" etc. I do not even have "permissions" to do that.

Any way around this?


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#3
May 9, 2011 at 06:50:39

What are the names of the two accounts that you see on the Webdev PC? Can you reset those passwords in AD & login as one of them?

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#4
May 9, 2011 at 06:55:18

Hey guapo.

When I view "user accounts" in control panel on the WebDev computer, I see only 1 account (kris). This is the account that I am logged in with (this account had been set up with administrator rights).


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#5
May 9, 2011 at 15:20:33

When you get to the login box, click the drop down menu & login locally instead of on the domain. See if you can view the drive then.

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#6
May 10, 2011 at 07:15:49

Hey Guapo:

I tried logging in as WEBDEV\kris (which would be locally), but I could not get in.

I can only log onto the WEBDEV computer by using ABCSOLUTIONS\kris.
I cannot even log in using WEBDEV\administrator, but I can log in using ABCSOLUTIONS\administrator (still do not have permissions to access the local C drive though).

Thanks for you help so far (much appreciated).


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#7
May 10, 2011 at 15:26:06

Remove the drive & connect it to another PC with a USB enclosure.

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#8
May 10, 2011 at 15:47:41

Hey guapo:

Can you explain a bit more what you mean? I'm not sure I follow.

Thanks :)


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#9
May 10, 2011 at 16:15:09

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

Those are hard drive enclosures. When you want to use an internal drive as an external drive, you put the drive in one of those & connect it to another PC in the USB port.

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#10
May 10, 2011 at 16:48:17

Are there any other options without having to pull the hard drive out of the PC?

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#11
May 11, 2011 at 05:35:31

You tried all the other options. I saved that one for last.

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