UAC Issue on Windows 2008

July 11, 2011 at 10:05:54
Specs: Windows XP
Hi Guys,

I am having this issue with UAC on a windows server 2008 workgroup servers. I am trying to access administrative shares on this workgroup machines but it won't allow me although I am already in an admin group. I know this is caused by UAC since the administrator built-in ID works. I keep getting access denied from this UAC. its very annoying. I can't seem to move forward.

I have this following questions needed for help

1) How come UAC blocks workgroup servers but not domain servers? Even if our DC is a Windows Server 2008, should the UAC be blocking those Windows 2008 servers parked under this Domain Controller? I can perform administrative share access for those domain servers using my domain ID.

2) By default, when Microsoft commissions a windows server 2008 server, is the administrative shares blocked by default? and only administrator built in ID is able to access it?

3) Any workaround to go into the administrative shares for this workgroup servers using any other local IDs in the administrator group without disabling UAC or tweaking the Registry policy Token? Any other alternatives?

Please help.

Thank you

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July 11, 2011 at 14:45:19
a workgroup server has no domain accounts or domain groups only local.

have you created a local account and made it a member of the admin group?

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