HelpAn00b: Restricting/Allowing File access

April 14, 2011 at 22:54:14
Specs: Windows Server 2003, n/a
Hey all -

This is probably a very simple thing for those of you with some background in administering Windows Server 2003... but I have none. Your help and patience would be much appreciated.

I've just given 4 users Full Control of a folder, one of who is (for example) 'john.doe' . We've tested it to make sure the folder is inaccessible or accessible by the right people, and it works.

However, John Doe doesn't log into his computer as COMPANYDOMAIN\john.doe like as is the standard - as he's been given local admin rights to his computer. He logs in as JOHNDOE-LAP\johndoe (his local administrative account).

Here's my query: How can we allow him to keep logging in as JOHNDOE-LAP\johndoe but also give him access to that file?
A query for his 'john.doe' credentials would be fine, but I'm not sure how to prompt that. At this point he's just denied access.

Any ideas?

I'm of course more than happy to give more details as you need. Our company is a very small environmental impact consultancy and we don't have much need for nor experience in these things, so this is why they've not gotten some with more particular Win Server 2003 experience to handle this. I'm open to learning, so your help would be greatly appreciated.

Many many thanks!

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April 14, 2011 at 23:50:33
He should log on with the Domain account, not a local one. Put the Domain account into the local Administrators group on the workstation.

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April 15, 2011 at 08:25:16
Users should never ever be local admins. Even Microsoft recommends against it.

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