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Administrator access to windows 2008

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  • Hi. I would like to know if someone has figured how to give multiple users full admin access to windows 2008 server yet.

    My scenario dictates that three of my developers have full admin access to one of my servers to be able to upload dll's to the assembly folder under windows for instance. I do not want them to log in with the administrator account to be able to do that and i dont want them to have to use applications to upload these files. Just plain and simple folder access. They are currently getting an access denied error when trying to copy files into that folder. This server is a standalone server and not part of a domain. Can this be done on windows 2008 or do we have to rollback to windows 2003? Your comments will be appreciated. Thanks.
    Morné Fourie AFRIDATA.net Cell: +27 83 283 5893 Office: +27 83 283 5893 Fax: 086 658 5062 Email: morne@afridata.net
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 5:54 AM

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  • Greetings Morne,

    You can find complete information on User Management in Windows Server 2008 at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd391974(WS.10).aspx. However, refer the link http://www.2008server.org/?q=Creating+a+New+User+Account+%26+Autologon+ to find more information on user account creation.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Harish

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    Tuesday, January 05, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Thanks Harish. This does not solve the problem with giving a single account admin access to load the dll's though.
    Morné Fourie AFRIDATA.net Cell: +27 83 283 5893 Office: +27 83 283 5893 Fax: 086 658 5062 Email: morne@afridata.net
    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:42 AM
  • Hi Morne, 

    You need to add the appropriate users on to the folder secuirty permission which will solve the problem.
    Thursday, January 07, 2010 6:53 AM
  • Hi Sainath.

    That was the first thing I did. Still a no go. When you go and look inside the folder the dll librarys that were copied there are missing. But when I log in as administrator and copy them there it works.
    Morné Fourie AFRIDATA.net Cell: +27 83 283 5893 Office: +27 83 283 5893 Fax: 086 658 5062 Email: morne@afridata.net
    Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:56 AM
  • Hi Morne,

    Thanks for the information,

    from the description above, the files are not gettting saved. Can you please let us know how are you uploading the files ?

    can you do a simple upload by \\ipaddress\sharedfolder  or \\FQDN\sharedfolder or \\Netbios\sharedfolder from the client and then upload , do you get any error message ? . When prompted provide the appropriate credentials

    Second :

    As a test make a new folder with permissions set to everyone and test the behavior.
    Friday, January 08, 2010 2:28 AM
  • Hi.

    The person logged in with their own account which is part of the local administrators group. When they copied the dll's nito the gloabl assembly folder, c:\windows\assembly the received some kind of access denied error. This was the where the problems started. I just spoke to one of my engineers and they apparently resolved it by changing some security settings and a registry setting. When i find the info i will post it here. Just weird that a local admin does not have these rights anymore.
    Morné Fourie AFRIDATA.net Cell: +27 83 283 5893 Office: +27 83 283 5893 Fax: 086 658 5062 Email: morne@afridata.net
    Friday, January 08, 2010 8:21 AM
  • My mistake. We used the gautil.exe to register them in the end. I think it is part of the dotnet sdk.
    Morné Fourie AFRIDATA.net Cell: +27 83 283 5893 Office: +27 83 283 5893 Fax: 086 658 5062 Email: morne@afridata.net
    Friday, January 08, 2010 8:46 AM
  • Hi

    sorry for delayed response.

    Gacutil is used to manipulate the assembly contents like name, cache file etc...

    so you mean you are using gautil to save your dll into global assembly cache ?

    Please go through the below KB and let us know if it helped.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813833


    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315682 ( GA cache )
    • Proposed as answer by HYP84 Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Morris Fury Monday, June 21, 2010 9:27 AM
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:26 AM