In SBS 2003, how can an Admin gain access to other users My Documents folder?

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In SBS 2003, how can an Admin gain access to other users My Documents folder?

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if you browse the folder/s you need to access. (i will assume NTFS is being used on volume.)

1) <b>Right click </b>on the folder/s. select <b>sharing and security</b> option, then select security tab, then click <b>ADVANCED</b> button, then select <b>owner</b> tab, you should se admin accounts there select the correct one from there….note you may have to check the box that says replace owners on sub containers or sub folders.

2) follow the steps above except do not select advance one at the security tab. just add the local or domain admin account with full rights, then select the advanced button and check the box refering to replacing objects on child objects….

hope this helps…..

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  • mshen
    A domain admin will have access to all files and folders for any machine on the domain unless someone changes the security permissions on the local machine. What are you trying to access and what is the error you recieve?
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  • Dwiebesick
    Are you referring to the My Document folder redirection that placed the users documents on the server? Did you use the wizard to do this? If so, you selected to make the user's My Documents private - which even prevents the domain administrator from viewing them. Now you will have to take and change the permissions. Depending on how server savy you are will determine how successful you will be. Basically you will take owner ship of the folder, change the NTFS permissions by adding the domain admin security group and give them the permissions you desire (full as an example) and still ensure the user (owner of the My Documents) still has full permissions. I would also ensure that the system has full permissions.
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