Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Cannot change file ownership - access denied?? in Technical; Hi guys,
I copied a file to a folder on our server from my computer today. Later on, I wanted ...
8th May 2012, 07:06 PM #1
Cannot change file ownership - access denied??
I copied a file to a folder on our server from my computer today. Later on, I wanted to delete it but was denied access.
Checking the properties (directly on the server; as administrator) I noticed I didn't have permission to change anything. I've had this before and it was due to ownership so off I go to change the ownership… however I don't have permission to do that either!!
So, I'm an administrator and can't do ANYTHING with a particular file. I can move it, delete it, rename it.
9th May 2012, 01:47 AM #2
Hmm try rebooting the server if possible. I have know in the past i have to deal with files that get locked up and reboot does the trick. After reboot then try changing the permissions. If that doesn't work I think the MFT is corrupted.
Originally Posted by WithoutMotive
9th May 2012, 07:34 AM #3
If the server is not a DC and the account you used is the domain admin, try using the local admin account to change ownership.
9th May 2012, 08:35 AM #4
- Rep Power
You can try changing the file's read/write permissions using cmd. In Vista and 7 you can run cmd as the built in 'system' account and that has full access to change permissions on everything
Thanks to Chris-W- from:
WithoutMotive (11th May 2012)
11th May 2012, 12:05 PM #5
Originally Posted by Chris-W-
That worked a treat.
11th May 2012, 12:20 PM #6
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