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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Network Administrator Permissions vs Local Admin in Technical; I'm hoping im being really dumb here! We are having trouble installing stuff as the network administrator on all 2008 ...
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    Network Administrator Permissions vs Local Admin

    I'm hoping im being really dumb here! We are having trouble installing stuff as the network administrator on all 2008 severs (2003 are fine). Login as Local admin and everything installs fine! Am I missing a GP or a group membership???

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    Never used 2008 yet but does User Account Control run on there? Might be blocking it in the background. Any errors?

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    UAC is disabled, its odd cos there is no issue on our 4 2008 R2 DC's!!

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    is your network admin account a member of the local administrators group, if not just add it and that should solve your problem?

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    Its already in there, that's set by GP, that was my first thought!

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    Is the software you are installing on a remote server? Could it be a problem with Zones?

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    What do you mean by zones?

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    In the past we have had problems with executing certain files on our systems due to Internet Zone settings and UAC. In other words ensure that the Intranet Zone settings are not set too high on your network adminsitrator account for that machine. The other thing to watch out for is that the permissions on the directory you are trying to install to as set correctly too. ie does your network account have admin privledges where you are installing the software?. if it aint either of those two I'm stumped.

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    UAC is disabled, so I cant see that being the issue, permission are fine, like I said its member of the local admin which have full access to all drives.

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    What accualy happens when you try to install the application?
    I'd renable UAC because if you don't have enough permissions to install the application it'll pop up and ask for a admin account.

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    I agree with jamesfed, re-enable UAC as this will give you the option of adding extra credentials and should provide any relevant error messages.

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    If you have software restriction policy enabled, SIMs updates by copying a file into temp and running from there, I've had to add an exception for it here.

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    With UAC enabled, you get the same error's except with the UAC prompt before it. I cannot install sql 2008 (Unknown error 30). MS System Centre fails to even load setup with unknown error.

    Add wsus as a roll (an unknown error has occurred - relating to sql permissions on web), .net 3.5, 4 fail to install (You guessed it unknown error). SQL MMC fails to load as well as network admin but loads fine for local admin!

    I still think its a GP, in that I have missed some box to allow but cant prove it!

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    Have you tried running group policy modeling in your active directory to see what is being applied to the server in question?

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    Does the network admin have any redirected folders or appdata?

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