Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Admin access to user files? in Technical; Currently playing around with AD trying to work out how want to setup our user accounts.
W have created a ...
13th December 2012, 12:21 PM #1
Admin access to user files?
Currently playing around with AD trying to work out how want to setup our user accounts.
W have created a couple of new users, which appear to login fine. But when logged into the server as Administrator we can't see or access their files.
Is this normal? Is there a way of allowing Administrator to access all user profile folders?
13th December 2012, 12:31 PM #2
- Rep Power
If your using windows vista or above there is a setting Group policy to do exactly this.
it's located in
computer\configuration\administrative Templates\system\User Profiles
the policy is called
Add the Administrators security group to roaming user profiles
13th December 2012, 01:15 PM #3
Currently using WinXP and Server 2008 R2.
Am I editing Group Policy on the server (tried, didn't work) or on each computer?
13th December 2012, 03:30 PM #4
- Rep Power
On the server side. when this policy is applied and linked to an OU which contains your test machine, run a GPupdate /force on that machine and reboot if necessary and it should add the administrators group to any newly created profiles.
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