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DNS server changes to static without permission

Question: DNS server changes to static without permission

Hey everyone,

Thanks for this great website. This will actually be my first post here. I am having issues with my DNS configurations, under the IPV4 properties. I originally had it set to receive the dns server automatically, and now it is constantly changing to receive dns server through a static IP. The static Ip address that keeps getting assigned is I do have internet access, but I my outlook which is setup with a exchange email address is not connecting because of this issue. I noticed that my homepage did change once, but I dont know if it was because of a software that I downloaded or virus related. Honestly, I am not sure what is causing this.

Things that I have already tried:
Booted into safemode and ran rkill followed by malwarebytes and superantispyware.
I didnt know I wasn't supposed to run it on my own, but I ran Combofix (sorry)
I ran Microsoft Security Essentials
I ran from a command line ipconfig /flushdns, and rebooted.

Thanks guys

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Answer: DNS server changes to static without permission

I thought it was that was the issue, and i just realized it wasn't.
There is a software called Sendori, I uninstalled it. And that seemed to be the problem.

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Could you tell me exactly... Read more

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I keep getting this error everytime I try to get onto a certain site:


You don't have permission to access / on this server.

And I am not sure why. I can access the site when I am on a different network or through a proxy, but not from my home network. Is is possible that I was blocked from this site or something? Is there a way to get around this (other than a proxy)?

Answer:You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Can you tell us the site or give us a link to it so we can see if others get the same error.


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I run a windows 2003 server. I have about 10 computers connected to the network. Everything was working great, until I took a vacation. When I came back one of the computers could not connect to the network. Everytime I try to go to the network I get the message "\\servername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions." I have not changed anything with the server. I have tried disabling the firewall on the computer that cannot connect. I reformatted the computer and the message still appears. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:\\server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use etc etc

It may have been dropped from the domain, happens from time to time. Try removing it from the domain and readding it.

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I have DSL service with four static IP addresses. I would like to run many more devices than four onmy network, so I am looking into a wireless DHPC server/router from linksys. Will this work for me?Paul

Answer:dhpc server with static IP DSL?

If it does NAT it should work fine.

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Hey gang, hopefuly somebody can help me with this:

I have a Win8 x64 rig with a wireless card connecting to Linksys router connected to a cable modem. I also have Hamachi and Teamviewer installed, they add their own setup to the network page, don't know if they are the culprits but with DHCP I have no problem.

Everything works well until I try to set up a static IP on my PC (if I enable DHCP for IPv4 - no prob).

What I did: Set a static IP to avoid conflict with other PCs, subnet mask (auto fills), gateway = my router's IP (, DNS servers = took from my ISP's site (also tried Google public DNS).

What happens: my PC connects to the wifi as I can browse the router's settings page. But any website I try to access leads to a DNS server not responding. It has been driving me crazy... As soon as I reset back to obtain IP automatically everything works.


Answer:Static IP = DNS server not responding

You should assign the local static IP in your router, not in your PC. I don't use linksys router but there must be a section called "LAN" settings and that's where you assign local static IP for each of your devices

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Dear all:
This question is about giving right permission for users to access a folder, which contains a MS Access file database. In this case, without using MS Access to grant Read/Write rights, I can use Server OS to control user permissions of Read/Write.

However, it has happened a few times that suddenly some of us who have Administrator rights were only able to read the data but not able to alter; in other words, our permission rights have changed from Administrator to limited users. (Admin has both read and write, limited users only have read only).

I checked on the Server end, the permissions (for accessing that folder) are given correctly (assigned within Active Directory).

I was trying to figure out how it happened, and suddenly, I was able to view the database as Admin again.

There seems to be a glitch with my network across MS platform or something... sometimes either I cannot view the computers/shared folders on network, or sometimes I cannot access certain directories with right permissions.

Gladly this does not happen often (like once a month). But still, I would like to fix it. If anyone knows anything about it, please feel free to share your knowledge -)

Thank you~~

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I now get this error message trying to access network resources from a laptop that used to work just fine. My wife's similarly configured laptop continues to work fine. I regularly share drives and printers across all machines and all appear to work except for this laptop. I have found that I can pring the other computers without issue if I use the ip address and can "net use" the drives directly by specifying the ip address rather than the computer name. However, any attempt to use the computer name fails (as above or as a "System error 53 has occurred" in a command prompt). Using the [email protected] solves part of the problem but I cannot find a similar [email protected] workaround to get to my network printer successfully.

All computers are running XP professional. I have tried disabling firewalls. The laptop is a work-configured laptop (as is my wife's) and works fine connected to all manner of networks. As I mentioned, this machine worked fine a unil I noticed an issue about a month ago. This problem persists through re-boots.

Here is nbtstat -n and ipconfig /all from my laptop. Any and all ideas much appreciated.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nbtstat -n
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
IBM-814167407B9<00> UNIQUE Registered
IBM <00> GROUP Registered
IBM <1E> GROUP Registered
IBM <1D> UNIQUE Register... Read more

Answer:\\server is not accessible You might not have permission to use this network...

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Respected Sir

Sir I have 1 server of xp in which I have reliance broadband connection and done ics(internet connection sharing).
System configuration p4 3.06
Ram 512 mb
In which I have 2 lan card in 1 running reliance broadband and other is used for other system internet. whose ip address is and reliance ip assigned by dhcp(obtained ip)
First I want
To create some user in my server they do internet in my server . they open internet explorer and login reliance broadband . internet running in the server and other client machines also. They have only right of internet and used only c drive they don?t touch other drives if click shows permission denied. And also do anything wrong generate the log files also shows everything what they do and what time they login if possible.
Thanks a lot
Manish Agarwal

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Only have this error message on one website so far, but I was able to visit it a few days ago with no problems. Not sure why anything has changed, can someone please help?

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Respected Sir

Sir I have 1 server of xp in which I have reliance broadband connection and done ics(internet connection sharing).
System configuration p4 3.06
Ram 512 mb
In which I have 2 lan card in 1 running reliance broadband and other is used for other system internet. whose ip address is and reliance ip assigned by dhcp(obtained ip)
First I want
To create some user in my server they do internet in my server . they open internet explorer and login reliance broadband . internet running in the server and other client machines also. They have only right of internet and used only c drive they donít touch other drives if click shows permission denied. And also do anything wrong generate the log files also shows everything what they do and what time they login if possible.
Thanks a lot
Manish Agarwal

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Hey I am sharing a program on the server and the clients can use it fine but when they click to open a blank diagram which is located inside of the same folder we get an error message stating it cannot find the path to the file. I have changed the security to allow the users to have full controll but it still has the same problem.

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Is there a good guide or tutorial to show you how to set up a file server with file permissions and access?

Answer:File Server 2003 permission help

windows IT support
Visual Windows

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Only have this error message on one website so far, but I was able to visit it a few days ago with no problems. Not sure why anything has changed, can someone please help?

Answer:Forbidden: You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Clear the Cookies, etc for whatever web browser you are using. If using any third party security software, make sure that it is not blocking that website. Basic stuff that you need to go and check to make sure that it is not one of those two items causing it.

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I've been denied access to a Website directory but the webmaster says I should have access. What is wrong and is it my computer or their server?TIAConfused

Answer:no permission to access cgibin on server

It will most probably be their server.

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I have just clicked on a "normal" link on a website and got the message that the Apache Server was being installed.Does anyone know how to remove this ?Is its purpose to take over my PC or use it for other purposes ?Any help gratefully received

Answer:HELP Apache Server installed without permission

click here for information on it. It should be in Add or Remove programs if it has been installed. Remove it from there

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Is there a way to change the order of these. Windows appears to query this list from top to bottom.

On 99.9999% of my servers, when I add anew route, it goes above the default and works great. On 2 servers however, my static routs are added below the default and they do not work. All traffic is still sent to the default gateway.


Answer:Windows server static routes?

Why are you needing these static routes? Normally you add them to your gateway...

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When I get a part of my flesh close to any of the servers in the rack, I don't know what it is called, but like one of those "zaps" -- you feel that electricity jumped from you to the server (or perhaps the other way around). Someone please help me with my broken English vocabulary my brain is currently under repair from meltdown after updating pfsense 1.2.3 to 2 -- internet stopped working

(And coincidentally I think the switch between the server and the modem died too.)

So what part of the room needs to be reconstructed and how?

EDIT: Entire building except for warehouse has flat-carpet flooring.

Answer:Static electricity in server room

Get rid of the carpet and ground the racks.

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Hi, I hope the title didn't confuse you...
I'm totally new to using Windows Server 2003 (or any windows server edition) but I do have a basic understand of networking.

Ok, so here's what's going on... I have a machine with Windows Server 2003 running an Exchange Server in a office with 5 workstations attached. The server is being used for a basic outlook calendar across the various workstations, nothing major. Our current ISP provides us with a Static IP address. The party that installed and configured the server set it up to run the DHCP server on the server PC itself. As in, the machine running windows server is also running a software DHCP server for the entire network.

THE SETUP: As of right now we have a wall port (internet access) with a cable running to a 8 port unmanaged netgear switch that has cables hooked up to the 5 workstations as well as the server itself. Pretty simple.

THE QUESTION: How do I configure the ISP static settings on the DHCP Server portion of the Server PC? We may be getting a new ISP with a dynamic address OR a new static address.

WHAT I'VE TRIED: I've tried configuring the IP address on the Server PC the way I would via the NIC adapter settings but it already has a internal IP address from the DHCP Server running on that PC so changing that was no good. I guess what I'm basically looking for is a screen like this (I hope you're familiar with the configuration pages of Linksys Routers)
http://ww2.jus... Read more

Answer:Static IP from ISP on Windows Server w/DHCP

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I set up a VNC for my father in his office. He has a Netopia Cayman 3546 series modem with a router built in. Currently, DHCP is enabled. The problem is that the IP changes every couple of days which means the pinhole in the router also has to be changed. Is there a way to set one IP address for the VNC computer but still have DHCP enabled for the rest on the network? If not, what would be the best way to go about this. Thanks.


Answer:Can I use a DHCP server and have a static computer too?

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Hi all,

The server 'seems' to be operating fine but when I check the stats for the server (net stats server) I noticed there are over 300 permission violations. How can I find out what these permission violations are? There is nothing in the Event Viewer.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 2003 Server Permission problems


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I am trying to email a client and get the following message when it bounces back:

Connected to but sender was rejected.
Remote host said: xx xx Client does not have permission to submit mail to this server

I email this client frequently and now all emails to anyone in their company are bouncing back like this. I am going to call them today, but was curious what this meant before I call.



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i have just added a hotmail account to OE anddownloaded folders as well. my pop3 messagesdownload in seconds but hotmail take ages,nowwhen i click to recieve mail a zonealarm alertasks if i want OE to act as a server. is thisconnected with the slow hotmail connection andshould i allow OE server permmision. any help.thanks.

Answer:zone alarm alert OE wants server permission?

Yes you do want Outlook Express to act as a server, go into the program window in Zone Alarm and make sure you have four ticks in OE line, have a look in Start Up (RUN>MSCONFIG>STARTUP) and see what you have running this could be causing slow download, but Hotmail is not the speediest.

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hey guys my question is that whenever i try to view the workgroup computers i get a message that says "contact the administrator of this server to see if you have access permission" HELP!!!
heres a pic of the message.

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I am unable to click into the following site because of the following msg:
You don't have permission to access on this can I fix this?

Answer:You don't have permission to access on this server

Hi Rich,

I receive the same message when I go to the website in VirtualBox. I used to get this error when I set incorrect permissions on my index file with CHMOD. Perhaps the website is being upgraded. This page is particularly odd since it actually loads the domain, yet still gives the error.

I would give it a few days and see if it's up again.

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Ok, I posted earlier that I needed a solution to my problem, well I found one. I got the eval version of windows server 2003 (180 days to use it), my school is looking into purchasing a license as I type this.

Anyway, onto my problem. I have everything set up and running, DHCP server, DNS server, Active Directory, etc. Plus I have all the users created. Everyone can login (I have mandatory profiles set) and do their work and that's fine. However, here's my problem, I created a share directory called "Users", this directory contains all the user folders (by their full name, so "John Smith" for example). I have set the correct permissions and everything (I believe) but people get an error everytime they try and save, something along the lines of permissions not being set or the disk being read only.

Just to be clear, if person X is logged in, and they try and get into person Z's folder they get access denied (and vice versa )

I have each folder set (under the security tab of the properties box) so that "Administrators" and that particular user have FULL access to that folder, it's subfolder, and it's contents (on the advanced tab I have deselected the inherit permissions thing).

So any ideas on why they can't save in their designated folder?

Answer:Windows Server 2003 permission problems

share permissions take the most resterictive between ntfs permissions and sharing permissions no? make sure you have them configure correctly to allow the onwers to write to their dir.

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I was trying to download the latest version of UnrealTournament 2004 for my computer and you just get it from the universal site online. Only problem is I can not get there, due to this message, Forbidden:You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server. I have Mozilla Firefox, do you think it's that? Could Windows Vista do that to me? Should I try Internet Explorer? Any suggestions and/or solutions are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Forbidden:You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server

Their server may be down. Try again later.

Mr. P

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I've set up several users on my W2K server domain controller. I've set up several directories to be shared with 'everyone' on the network. Whenever I attempt to logon a workstaion as one of the users, I am told 'access denied'.

If I am making the resource available to everyone (with full read/write permissions), how can someone be denied access? Am I missing a step here?

The server is W2K Server, and all the workstations are W2K Pro...

Answer:Windows 2000 server permission issue

permissions on a share is a separate set of information than login information. If you share something with everyone, it does not mean that everyone can log into a workstation. They will have to log in as a valid user, then connect to the share from there.

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Looking for some networking experts. I now have two static ip address from my isp. I am wanting to run direct Access on my server 2008 r2 box. I am not sure how to set up my router and two nics on my server. I currently have both nics with static ipv4 address, but think I want to use one for internal and another one for external. Not sure what to do with the router either. Thanks any help would be greatly appritiated.

Answer:How to use 2 static ip address on one server? Network experts

In most cases the reason you would need more than one IP on the server is due to port binding. What are you going to do with the two IPs? If you are going to use one nic as internal the both IPs will need to be bound to the external nic. When you say router are you meaning a commercial class network traffic router or a simple wireless NAT/firewall router?

IF you are using a wireless router you need to set its external WAN to one of the IP addresses. Also depending on model you can bind additional IPs to that router so it will accept traffic destined for that host and pass it through to your server. You would want to set your server up with some internal IPs and do the port forwarding to translate/map the public external IP addresses into your internal private IP addresses. I recommend setting the server up in the DMZ outside of your internal network ip range. There is some pertinent info missing for me to give a more concise response.

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Just set up a server with server 2008 r2. Set up my static IP address.

default gateway

dns servers are my ISP's

From my desktop, I can't ping From the server, I can ping the desktop and view webpages fine.

Any ideas?

Answer:Why can't i ping a newly setup server with static ip?

Any sort of firewall interfering? Might want to check that.

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I have just set up a computer with Windows 7, and I'm apparently missing something simple, but I just can't find it.

I installed Windows 7 on the machine and everything works great. I then joined the computer to a 2003 Server domain. Everything still appeared to work fine. However, when I log into the domain on the Windows 7 computer, I don't have the correct permissions on the local machine.

I can access the domain. The login works fine. There are no errors. However, when I try and access anything on the local drive, like explorer.exe, it tells me that I don't have the permissions to access it. I can run some programs, in some directories (like Program Files), but if I try and run anything in the Windows directory, I don't have permission. I can access things on the domain, and I can even use Firefox to view the contents of domain machines, mapped network drives, and even the local C drive. I just cannot run anything that's in the local Windows directory.

I can access the local drive using either the domain administrator account, or the local machine administrator account. However, using either of those accounts, I'm not allowed to change permissions on that folder! I can see that the folder is set as read only, but when I attempt to remove the read-only flag (using either account), it tells me that I don't have permission to do that.

I've also tried to give the domain user administrator permission on the local machine, but that has no effect either. That part really con... Read more

Answer:Windows 7, 2003 Server Domain, Local Permission

This thread at TechNet seems to relate to your problem. It mentioned something about you need to set the password the same as the Administrator's password of the Windows 2000 system. And also you need to change the NTLM authentication level in Windows 7. Even though you are on server 03 this may still apply.

Read it here> Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Windows 2000 server Domain.

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Hey guys,

This has been quite the ongoing problem at one of my clients. We have a building which houses all of the servers. We also have two off site locations, both utilize Cisco 1811's which connect to another Cisco 1811 in the MDF. For whatever reason, the computers at the VPN clients can be joined to the domain without a problem, they can communicate with most servers without a problem. They are able to ping the exchange server by Name, FQDN, and IP Address, without a problem...

But whenever I attempt to configure outlook to connect to the exchange server, it states that it can't resolve the name. We do have an Isa Server 2004 that controls all of the connections, and my senior co-worker (who knows more about this than I probably ever will) configured it so everything could work.

I know that one of the locations worked, then stopped at one point. My Co-worker made some kind of change in all of the 1811's, however while it worked temporarily, the routers wound up locking their connections as they began talking to themselves in an endless loop. I didn't really note too much going on with the firewall when attempting to configure Outlook, except for something about the SSL Tunnel failing. It fails because of a rule which is set to allow clients unlimited access from internal network to internal network. When attempting to connect, it says the client username is anonymous.

I've even attempted to configure a new rule that allows t... Read more

Answer:Static VPN Network unable to connect to Exchange Server

ISA Server has an RPC filter than can cause some issues with Exchange. Have you looked at the logs? What do they say?

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I've build a Dell PowerEdge 2950 NAS box with Windows 2000 Server SP4. I've set a static IP for both integrated NIC's. But both connections don't work. I can't ping anything except for its own address and loopback.

But if I let Windows assign an IP address automatically, then both connections work.

I've checked that the static IP's I've set are not being used. The dns ip addresses are the same for all the other servers.

I've tried updating to the latest Broadcom NIC drivers but static IP still doesn't work.

Dell has switched to a new motherboard and the same issue appears. Anyone have any ideas on why this is occurring. Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Static IP Address Doesn't Work on Server

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I'm on at the moment attempting to forward my ports for a program. At present all I have filled in is the following:

Now the next thing I have to do is (according to "Enter the dns servers we prevoiusly found into the two DNS Server boxes".

Well when I type "Ipconfig /all" into Command Prompt it gives me THREE DNS servers, not TWO as shown below.

So which of these three do I input into the Preferred/Alternate DNS Server boxes?

As you can probably tell, I'm really confused as to what to do.

I'd appreciate all the help I can get, thanks.

Answer:Port Forwarding/Static IP Setup - DNS Server Question!

which ever, either of the three will work.

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i have an 8 core, 16gb ram server running multiple VMs that i am moving home and will be picking up static IP this week and i need to replace my aging, old, router. can anyone suggest a great router with gigabit switch that is extremely friendly to server related apps and processes?

Answer:Need new router, suggestions? Have static IP and I have server running multiple VMs

I'd grab one of the high performance ones from here and then grab a Cisco SD2008.

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Hello everyone, I'm new here and I signed up specifically because I was told this place was great for helping people with really intractable problems.

I have a user, Markus, he's an engineer, and he likes folder structures. He's got a nice one set up on my server with very well-defined permissions for several groups for his engineering projects.

His computer: Core 2 Duo machine running Windows Vista, non-SP1.
Server is a Dell PowerEdge running Server 2003 SP2 with all the latest updates.
We are in a Windows 2003 domain which is running pretty smoothly.

Starting a few weeks ago, he has been having problems very sporadically where a file that has has been working with and saving frequently, in a directory he has full permissions to access, refuses to save over its previous incarnation.

To break that down: he'll be in Word, say, and he saves his file every fifteen minutes, and at some point it will refuse to save over the existing copy and it will instead pop up the Save As box. Happens in Word, Illustrator, and Pro-E, so it's not program specific.

It ONLY happens for this user, none of the others. This means to me that it is either user-specific or OS-specific, as he's the only one running Vista, too.

Some of the programs will spit out an oddly-named file (like "a3bdfe8c") before giving the error. I assume that this is because the program is attempting to save the file and then write over the old one, in an attempt to make it an ato... Read more

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We're in a domain at work and a user have a folder on the server that he usually syncs with from his computer. The problem is that when I right click on the folder and choose "syncronize" it gives me "permission error". 
How do I fix this?

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I have got an Active Directory (2003) environment with an exchange server (2003) ,,,,,,all workstations XP Prof were assigned static ip addresses as below :

IP address : 192.168.0.x,,,,,,,x has got different value form one PC to another

Subnet mask:

Default gateway :,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,router ip address

Preferred DNS server :,,,,,,,,,,,,,,server ip address

Alternate DNS server : empty

I believe (but not sure) because I have done that while ago , when I chose option : " Obtain DNS server address automatically" when I set outlook 2003 would not know how to retrieve emails from the exchange, therefore I had assigned DNS manually and I had pointed to the server.

Since DNS is assigned manually to each workstation and since DNS is pointing to the server , what happened recently the server was down , all workstations would not able to go to the internet because of DNS.

Now if would need to assign ip address to "Alternate DNS server " option which DNS should I use ?

Although I am going to try that when I get a chance ,,,,would option "Obtain DNS server address automatically" overcome this issue ?


Answer:Alternate DNS server option for a worksation that has static ip address assigned

A) Either configure whatever you use for DHCP correctly (router or server) and have it hand out the correct addresses.

B) set a static DNS setting on each PC to point to the router and ensure that it has the correct DNS settings for your ISP

C) Use a public DNS server from an ISP or OpenDNS and set that address statically as the secondary dns server on each workstation.

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After some monkeying around I was able to successfully setup a nice LAMP server used for streaming media to my devices inside my LAN. I just purchased a new fire-breathing Dual Band 450 Mbps router with a 500mhz processor for my internal LAN. I am trying to re-setup everything a little different.

Current setup:
Motorola 3347 ADSL2+ WAN modem
Static IP 67.XXX.XXX.XXX
Internal address:
Firewalled with open ports for various server processes: 22,80,etc...

This connects directly to my Linksys WRT54G (Which will change to my new router)
External Static IP (To Motorola)
Gateway (To Motorola)
Subnet Mask
Internal DHCP Server Setup
Internal IP (To connect via my macbook or other device to Linksys):
All devices have a dynamic ip in the range 192.168.1.X

I have my LAMP server set statically on internally with port forwarding from the Motorola to the Linksys ( and then from the linksys to

This is overly complicated and really redundant. I have been looking at different methods of setting this new router up which has an awesome processor. I do a lot of UPnP NAT table stuff so I would like to enable NAT on the new router and disable it on the Motorola.

Question: How do I setup my systems so that all devices are on the same subnet and that the Motorola is simply a passthrough device to my new router? I would like:
1) Motorola to be
2) New router to be 192.168.... Read more

Answer:DMZ or Other Setup Help: ADSL Router WAN, Linsys WRT54G LAN, Static IP Media Server


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I need a non complicated tutoial on write and permissions and file sharing.

I have created some test groups and users. I have made a few file shares and given writes to those files for one user only to test the access.

However I can get into the files that I have set to a different user only.

So anyway I am confused and need help.

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It's the newbie problem of accessing a non-static method from a static context. However, I can't seem to fix the problem. The program "should" just create a PNG and JPG file of an image I created.

Here is the code:

import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.image.RenderedImage;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import java.awt.Color;
public class WriteText_PicTest {

public RenderedImage myCreateImage()
int width = 100; int height = 100;

// Create a buffered image in which to draw
BufferedImage bufferedImage = new BufferedImage(width, height, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);

// Create a graphics contents on the buffered image
Graphics2D g2d = bufferedImage.createGraphics();

// Draw graphics

g2d.fillRect(0, 0, width, height);
g2d.fillOval(0, 0, width, height);

// Graphics context no longer needed so dispose it
return bufferedImage;

public static void main (String args[])

// Create an image to save

RenderedImage rendImage = myCreateImage();

// Write generated image to a file

try {
// Save as PNG File
File file = new File("newimage.png");
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Answer:Solved: Newb Java Problem - non-static method cannot be accessed from static context

Just an FYI for anyone who might read this thread to find the answer to their own problem.

The solution was to make the method static. I could then use the first variable declaration 9see below) without any problem.

RenderedImage rendImage = myCreateImage();
Though, it still isn't clear to me why the method has to be static.

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hi all

i m managing file server on windows 2003 server. in a directory i want to give all permission except file or folder delete permission to domain user.

please make reply as soon as possible.

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Hi folks,

This is my first network setup and i am hoping someone can help me with some issues. The setup is as follows:

Router: Netgear DG834GT ADSL

Computer 1: (Known as Maude)

Celeron 434MHz CPU
512 Mb RAM
XP Home SP2
Wired to Router
Has USB Hard Drive that i want to use as a central data file storage space for the network.
Computer 2: (Known as Myrtle)

AMD Duron 1.29GHz CPU
512Mb RAM
XP Home SP2
Computer 3: (Known as Martha)

Celeron 1.86 GHz CPU
512 Mb RAM
Vista Home Basic
802.11g Mini Card Wireless Adapter

Computer 1 is in the living room and is used for email/browsing/word processing/IM and other relatively low demand applications and is the most likely to be switched on, hence the Networked Drive being attached to it.

Computer 2 is primarily the hub of my Recording Studio (grand name for a cobbled together hobby type affair) but is also used for email etc. It is located in an outbuilding but is no more than 7meters from the router and gets signal and link strengths that rarely dip below 50% and more likely average 65%

Computer 3 is my wifes college laptop and is only really part of the network so she can use the printer attached to computer 1 and back up her files on the networked drive.

All 3 computers communicate.

The biggest problem is the data transfer speeds between Computer 2 and Computer 1.

Computer 3 connects to both the other computers at the sort of speeds i would expect/hope (i.e.i click on a shared doc... Read more

Answer:Two problems. Static I.P Address not static + Incredibly slow network t/fer speeds

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There was a thread on this forum under also known as That thread is now locked.

It described an error "Access Denied" "You don't have permission to access on this server." Reference #

The issue is caused by Akamai. There is a long thread onthe Akamai forum that describes the problem here:
and there is a solution here:

I am posting it here because the other thread comes up first in Google when searching for this issue. If the admins could add this post as the last comment on that locked thread, that would be greatly appreciated as it would help a lot of other users.

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Hello, i am having problems accessing always giving me error saying.

You don't have permission to access "" on this server.

i have tried to find a solution but i cannot find one.

I am on Vista home premium with Firefox 3 and IE 8.

I looked at the host file and nothing looked wrong.

hopefully my internet host is not blocking it.

any help is good help.


Answer:You don't have permission to access "SITE" on this server.

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The action is removing meta data from an app I created using iexpress/justbasic

I am the admin on this win7 machine. I have taken ownership of the file. Security/advanced permissions/audit set.

ran Icacls from an admin cmd prompt.

nothing lets me have control of the file...

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Have looked at the other postings about Windows 7 and "You need permission" - this one seems new. I have a laptop and a desktop both running Windows 7, both part of HOMEGROUP.

The desktop has two hard drives (C and D), both shared with full access to EVERYONE.
I can see both but can only update the D drive on the desktop from the laptop. When I try any update (new folder, copy a new file in, etc.) to the C drive, I get the "You need permission" error.

Have tried turning off sharing then turning back on for the C drive and have compared the sharing between C and D - they appear identical. Snipit of C drive permission attached. Any thoughts or ideas on what else to try would be appreciated.

Answer:You need permission - happening on networked drive that has permission

Rather than sharing form the root of the C: drive you should be sharing from the C:>Users folder instead. This is the default setting for Windows and there are many good reasons for this.

For networked drives that were created under a different User name you would also need to allow for sharing using the "Security" tab of the C: drive. The link below shows you how.

You can also set this drive share up at the C:>Users location if desired.

HDD sharing

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Nov 1, 08

Hello again, forever young MG Whiz-Kids,

I have a portable CD MP3 player by my bed. It has an a/c adapter, plugged in all the time. I leave a morning and night 'subliminal' CD inside the machine, and play it twice a day.
I usually have to eject the CD and rub it over my cotton pillow case and across my arm to try to get static off it. It skips from the static build-up, not from any scratches. Most days wiping it on cloth is enough, but on rainy days like today it seems impossible to keep it from doing that.

Recommend any cheap anti-static cleaning strategy??

I do clean the CD player lens with a dry cleaning disk pretty regularly.

While I'm on the subject, here's another Q : Does putting a paper sticker on the rough side of CD's keep them from scratching or skipping up ? Are they worth the money, time, and effort ?? Seems they get scratched from the top (printed) side easier than from the plastic rainbow side.....I heard the data is actually more near the underside of the printed side than outside the clear side. More vulnerable from above than below...T or F ???

Thanks folks, :wave nice to be back here again....

yours truly,


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I have 2 programs on two seperate computers where UAC comes up and asks me if I wish to run the programs. These programs do not require administrator rights (Truecrypt and iSpy) and the check beside "Run program as administrator" is not checked in either the shortcut or the actual executable file. Can someone shed some light on this?

Answer:UAC requesting permission to run programs that don't need permission.

Hi -
2 quick questions -
Have the programs been updated in any way, and do you see the UAC Shield beside / on the desktop icons ??

Thanks -

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A wire came loose in my laptop charger so I asked for a replacement, but the supplier was adamant that there was something wrong with the port in my laptop, not the charger (he was wrong), so they took it away to fix. Anyway, a member of their staff took my hard drive out to copy a couple of my files to a disk for me as I needed them asap and couldn't get my laptop charging. Apparently that's all they did.

Today I got my laptop back and things are not right. I am the administrator and there are no other user accounts on my computer. I am recognised as the administrator when I go on Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts. But now all of a sudden I can't access Music, Pictures, Videos or Documents from the start menu. It just does nothing and says nothing when I click on them. I went on 'Computer' and tried to access them from the 'Libraries' menu at the left side. It didn't let me and didn't come up with any error message. It also didn't let me see the properties of them or do any of the other right-click options. It was saying at the bottom that they were completely empty, so I just deleted them and thought I'd make new ones with the 'Create Library' option. But when I go on this it says "Unable to create the file 'New Library.library-ms' Access is denied". I tried to restore the four Libraries from my recycle bin. It came up with a message saying "You'll need to provi... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 asking me for permission or saying I do not have permission to make changes

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Stumbled upon this trying to fix my static and it helped it out a bit, not 100% though but thought i would share it.


goto your playback devices > click your speaker properties > advanced > and change the default format to a higher setting, such as 24 bit, 48000hz (studio quality)

thats it, and of course you can play around; if you have an alright sound-system you can tweak your eq. settings and such to compensate for playback quality.

Answer:Sound Static Help (removes most static)

Thanks for the tip but did not help me.

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I have a dilemma.

I have a static IP address set up on my router with the information provided by the ISP. We use a PDC running WS2k3 that acts as a DHCP server for the majority of our workstations. However, we have 3 machines that also have static IPs that are assigned also by our ISP connected to the router. We can see the 3 computers on the router but they are not able to access the internet. Network access is fine, but we cannot get them to access the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Static Router with Static IP Machines

Is this a business site?

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On Windows7 Pro,  trying to run IIS.  The way I am used to execute is  on the browser "localhost".  I used to have the code in the directory  C:\inetpub\wwwroot.   Even before I copy,  I am hoping to see
the image IIS welcome page.  Once it is successful, want to copy the code as that was the way I used to do in Window XP.    However I am getting the following message.  I have administrator access to the machine and gave full permissions
to the folder  'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.  Still the same message. 
Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.

Can someone help me to address this issue.  Thanks a lot in advance. 

Answer:Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.


You can click the IIS hyperlink in my previous post or using this one


Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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You don't have permission to access "" on this server.Reference #18.b1f31502.1439008845.47ab9a03

Hello there,

I use steam. So basically what's happening is that sometimes, randomly I get this error message because of which I can't connect to at all. This can be solved by disconnecting my dialup cable wired internet and reconnecting it.
But the problem is, it stays as long as 15 minutes and then the same error occurs again. It keeps on occurring the entire day and so on and it's really a drag to keep reconnecting my net every 15 minutes.
So, any solution ?
Thanks in advance.

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Is this possible? I've got my free copy of server 08 and a 'older' spare PC that I'd like to install it on (I hope). Putting system requirements aside, is this attainable? The main thing that attracts me is the advertisement that server 08 can run php and side by side.

I've searched and looked around, but I haven't really found anything useful. That might be a sign...

Answer:Server 2008 as a Web Server/File Server/Print Server

I tested Server 2008 on an old HP Compaq nx9600 laptop (P4 3ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility X300) I had lying around in my cabinet in an attempt to practice migrating and upgrading WSS 2.0 from a 2003 server to WSS 3.0 on the 2008 server on the laptop. It ran slow as shit when the WMSDE database running lol.. but without it, it was as smooth as Win2003.

I say give it a try.

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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.

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What do I need to buy in order to stream music/video files from Location A (Home) to Location B (work) via internet alone?

Linux server?

Any tips would be MUCH appreciated.

Will this work?

Answer:Building iTune server/ Music server/ Video Streaming server

linux box...a little know how and then

and you are all set.

The web pages/playlist interface it creates is pretty sweet. used to stream all my tunes to work using a similar setup and WinAmp

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First, the important intro: I'm running two Win7 systems: my desktop runs 64bit Win7 Ultimate, the laptop is Win7 64bit home version. Both were clean installs, are routinely scanned for viruses, malware, hardware problems, regularly defragged, etc. I run lean machines; the only TSR (for all you DOS gurus!!) I run is Antivir (running in the background).

The problems

Most of us have seen these error msgs from time to time: "you need permission to perform this action", or "you require permission from the computer's administrator...", and less often "you cannot delete file as it is open in another....".

Every now and then, my computers tell me I cannot rename, delete, move, or open a particular folder or file. The folders//files in question are NOT system, hidden, page, shared, locked, etc. They could be something I've installed yesterday, a game for my wife for example, mp3s, whatever. For the love of Pete I can't figure out WHY this is happening!!!! But wait, there's more! This does NOT occur all of the time, but seems to be a hit and miss!

Example: A folder contains a bunch of files, plus one or two sub-folders. I click on the folder, tap the delete key, or use the context menu delete command, then one of the above errors pop up. OK, I open the folder, select all, tap the delete key, and poof, everything IS deleted. Back up one level, delete the folder. WTF is going on ? I may have to drill down to the lowest sub-folder l... Read more

Answer:Permission issues. Fed up with "You do not have permission to....."

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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OK a weird thing is happening on my new Pc. I go to sleep leave pc on then when i get back on i click say Avant browser it will deny me and say i need permission!? Im only one on this PC and I have no account/password's setup. I think it may be logging me off cause when i get on im at the window's blue log on screen.

Answer:need permission on my own pc?

Vista definitly sucks at times. I can be deleting files on a drive. Walk away for a few hours. Come back, and maybe I can continue deleting and moving items. In this case, the next day the permissions didn't work.

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Hey Guys,

so I went Start > Run > user controlpasswords2 and I set the full name of my account from Mitchell ****** to Mitchell I went to the last tab and I guess I accidentally scrolled my mouse down and it took me from the Administrator group and put me in the HomeGroup User group.

Now, I don't have permission to do anything. I'm the only administrator account on the computer. The other administrator account I disabled and now I'm stuck.

I've tried booting into safe mode but I made it in Msconfig that you can't see other boot options. I have no way of getting into Msconfig or boot.ini for that matter.

I've run out of ideas and I really don't want to reinstall Windows. How can I get into my computer? Can someone please give me some ideas?

Answer:Help, I don't have permission to do anything

I don't know if it will work but have you tried a System Restore to a date just before you did the change ?

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Question: Getting permission

I have been working on blue screen crashes on my pc and I have been asked to post some mini dump files.When I tried to do this I did not have permission. I couldn't figure out how to do this. I read several online tutorials and none helped. I finally got some help and was told to run as administrator, which then let me zip the files, but when I tried to open them on my pc they were not recognize, nor was the zip file I posted. Now the folder mini dump has a lock on it. I tried downloading a reg editor that was suppose to give me permission but it didn't work. I can't address my blue screen crashes without zipping these files . Any help would be appreciated


Answer:Getting permission

Drag the mini dump files onto your desktop and then zip them up.

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How do I give each pc permission to access files and what does the term no network path mean as both pc are connected to the internet??

Answer:Asking for permission

or a wired one?You'll need to run the networking wizard on both machines. Make sure you give each computer a unique name, but use the same work group name (MSHOME by default) on both.Then enable sharing on any files and/or folders which you want to share between computers. If you're sharing an Internet connection on these computers do NOT enable sharing on the root of a drive. i.e. don't share the whole of the C drive for instance. You enable sharing by right-clicking on the file or folder and selecting properties. Then select the sharing tab and choose the appropriate settings.

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I was just trying to move an audio file from my Desktop to my Music folder... I got this window. Why? I am the only person with an account on my computer - other than my guest account...

Answer:Permission? What the...

Quote: Originally Posted by Nano3

I was just trying to move an audio file from my Desktop to my Music folder... I got this window. Why? I am the only person with an account on my computer - other than my guest account...


was music folder created in a different OS like vista, maybe? the other thing is it may just be UAC. Are you running as a standard user or admin?

Ken J=

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Question: Permission please

Dear Moderators,

I am a new member to the tech support guy forum. And I find the forum interesting.

I am writing this message to seek your permission to post an academic research survey concerning airline carrier based mobile app in your forum

This academic research survey is conducted by the University of Nice, France.The purpose of this survey is to understand how international travellers perceive the values of IoT services. Furthermore, this study will also examine, which factors significantly influence the consumer's perceived value of and how it leverages the customer satisfaction.

Could you please let me know, if you can give me the permission to post this survey in your forum please.

I can send you the link of the survey for your reference. And I will be really grateful for your help

I will share the results as soon as I get some good amount of responses.

I thank you for your attention and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon

Kind Regards,

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Question: Permission?

I am trying to put pictures in my picture folder but i keep getting the error "You need permission to perform this action" I'm the only user and I'm an administrator on my laptop.. Whats the problem and how do i fix it? I'm running 7 professional.


go to the security tab of a folder and give yourself permissions.

or use the "take ownership" tweak available in the tutorials section.

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Question: No Permission

Windows 7 isn't allowing me to save anything to my desktop, it says I don't have permission.


Answer:No Permission

Hello Mitchell,

You might try a repair install to see if it can fix this for you.

Hope this helps,

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Question: Permission

How do I go to the menu where I can set permissions for a network user? I did search for my username, cause I had asked this question before. It has something to do with unchecking easy networking, I think. Any suggestions?


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Question: Permission

All I want to do is to delete some images from a folder where they were accidently deposited. Rather a simple process I would have thought, but then I am new to Vista. The response that I get is to be informed that my "Destination Folder Access is Denied."and that I "Need permission to perform this action". From whom do I obtain permission? As I said I am a newbie to this system so any help I can get would be much appreciated. Cheers


Don't worry. I've worked it out

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Sometimes when I try to perform certain actions like replace files or delete them. It comes up with a box saying that I need Administrator permission to do so. I am the only person who uses this computer and my account type is set to administrator. It's the only account on the computer. How do I fix this? At the moment I'm trying to replace a .dll file in System32. Because I believe the other one is corrupt. This is only one instance.

Answer:I don't have permission?

Sometimes, you need to take the ownership of the file. See here:

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Question: Need permission

I have a program called WINRAR. I believe it is a compression and archive program. Every time I click on it my virus protector: TREND MICRO says beware it has a trojan virus. So I went to the control panel to delete the program. It did so but it is still in my program files. When I try and delete it there it says I need permission to rename, or remove the program. How do I get permission?Thanks,Peter

Answer:Need permission

Take ownership:, Winrar is not malware - just add it to Trend Micro's trusted apps (I assume Trend has such an option)

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Question: No permission

I have set up a home network, connecting two desktops and a laptop, using Network Magic. I have one desktop and laptop connected but the other desktop is saying that I don't have permission to use this network source. How can I fix this problem?

Answer:No permission

Be soue to set the correct workgroup and if u dont know , try running the network setup wizard it shud solve most of problems.

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Question: Permission...

I have three external hard drives and I am trying to transfer files and folders from one to the other.

I have no idea how this works and I need help. How to I transfer these files and how do I delete folders and files that need permission? How do I get permission?


Quote: Originally Posted by Doctor180185

I have three external hard drives and I am trying to transfer files and folders from one to the other.

I have no idea how this works and I need help. How to I transfer these files and how do I delete folders and files that need permission? How do I get permission?

Try this:

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I am and always have been the sole user and administrator for my computer (Lenovo T60 laptop with Vista.)

Vista often says that I "need to give permission" for something to continue. I give it, and it continues.

Here's what happened today:

I decided to combine several folders that I created into one parent folder, that I created.

These folders have various content. For example, one has documents, one has .mp3 files, one has faxes (.tif) one has .xls, a few have photos, etc.

All files moved without a problem except for one very large folder filled with image files. Vista says that I need administrator permission to move the folder, and I do not have it.

This does not make sense on so many levels!

What is the difference between this folder and other folders that contain images, besides size?

Why would I need to be an administrator to move this folder?

And why AREN'T I considered an administrator in this one instance?

Answer:I don't have permission to do THIS?

Try disabling UAC and see if that helps

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i need to set permission for symantec folder for each PC's (about 100 of them) and i was wondering if anyone has a .vbs to do it.
pc's are on win xp sp1 or 2
servers are on win 2k3r2.

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Question: Permission help

hey everyone

i am currently using windows vista "rtm" build 6000. everytime i try to install a program like office 2003 or itunes it proceeds with the installation untill it gets to the point where it deals with registration values. After this i get the messege saying somehting like "you do not have sufficient permission to access this file". I am the admin because there is only one account in my pc and it says i am the admin. im just wondering how i can get "full control" into things like installing programs and such. please help me out


Answer:Permission help

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Question: permission

I have a folder that I transferred from my XP computer. I no longer need it and would like to delete it,but Access is denied. I must have permission from me when it was in the old computer. I am still me but I cannot give myself permission. Any ideas?


Try taking ownership of the file.

You can also try deleting it with this method: Folder won't Delete - ARGH

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After installing a new hard drive, (please read the following link:'m  having Administrator Rights problems.  I tried to write jpegs on a CD and  I am getting the following message, "You do not have permission to save in this directory. See the administrator to obtain permission". I don't know what to do because I am the administrator and I own the ThinkPad R51E laptop and is still under warranty.  After installation of the new hard drive, everything was working fine. When an automatic Windows Update was applied I started to have this problem. I have done research, but have not found the fix.  Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered on the board. Kat  


Go to Solution.

Answer:"You do not have permission.....

Hello, may be this explanation is helpfull for you.

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I realize that this has been addressed many times in the past. My case seems peculiar. I formatted my main drive and did a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate 64x. After doing so, some of my files on my secondary internal HD cannot be accessed. And what's interesting is that the lettering of the label are green, not black. I've tried changing the owner, I've tried setting up a new account and I cannot get access to these files. Some are vide, some are audio, and some are pictures. I've attached an image. You can see that 'Skull, Pump, and NT Cardio are a different color. Any thoughts?

Answer:Do not have permission

Hello sxdcfv, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The green text for the folder name indicates that the folder has been encrypted using the included Windows NTFS encrypted file system (EFS).

If you did not backup your EFS cetificate from your previous installation that you encrypted them in, then you will not be able to import and restore this EFS certificate to your new installation to have full access to them again.

You could see if the 30 day free trial of the Advanced EFS Data Recoveryprogram may be able to decrypt the files. If not, I'm afraid that you permanently lost access to them.

Hope this helps,

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Is there a way to disable the asking for permission pop up that comes up everytime you try to install a program? For that matter it seems it askes all the time for permission (from Admin) eventhough it is the Admin account doing something.

Answer:asking for permission pop up

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I just got windows 7, and on a great many files and folders I try to access, move, or delete, it tells me that I don't have permission. Sometimes it tells me that I need to access the security tab for the particular file. Sometimes I have to try and change the permissions for the parent folder. Pretty much everything involves going into properties then two or 3 sub menus for each thing I want to access and delete. What total garbage! XP actually let me do what I want with my files. I am the owner and administrator, how do I get global 'permission' from whatever dictatorial entity is denying me access to my own computer? It's not practical to jump though tons of hoops for each file or folder I want to be allowed to modify. is there a way to turn off permission restrictions completely and finally for everything all at once? I have disabled UAC in control panel, that does not help.

Answer:I need %^&*@ permission??

Was this an Update install of Win/7 over a prior {XP,Vista}? Then we need to fix the ownership.

Before we jump into fixing, you should reserve day-to-day activities to a LIMITED account and reserve the ADMIN
account for performing maint/updates. With the Security setting enabled for UAC, attempts to install, modify or apply
updates will prompt you for permission - - I love it as I get to see who is changing what.

SO, using an ADMIN login, go to Control -> User Accounts and create a new login, set it as an ADMIN and give it the password you would like. Go to Services and set secondary logon as autostart.

You can now use Start -> Switch User and login to the new Admin and that will complete the creation of the profile of this ID.

Get to this point and I'll resume - -

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Question: permission ??

Before I start my little rant, I'll have the reader understand...I'm fairly good with computers and have done due diligence on part to solve my problem before I came here to complain,....when I'm stuck some where I am smart enough to ask help of those smarter than myself, that said I would appreciate any responder...

I have a 3 tab external HD
I have an old xp machine for basic use
I have recently acquired a win laptop
I plan to use laptop and HDMI port to watch my movies off the 3tb
I plug HDD to laptop,laptop to TV
Windows start given me $#!+ about permissions
I HAVE done all the reading up on taking ownership/permission changing

My question is.. .is there anyway to "open" all the permission on my HDD so that I never have to deal with this bull$#!+ again??

I NEVER once asked windows to place this extra security, to me a password is good enough

My desktop is not the owner of my HDD
My laptop is not the owner of my HDD
The user account is not the owner of my HDD


It is 3 tb ...millions of files and I don't think it proper for me to have to wait 2 hours taking ownership of files every time I switch the hard drive fro computer to computer,....any help would be nice,....THANKS

Answer:permission ??

I'm not sure if it's permissions for the hdd or the files on the hdd,
Best way to check if it's the files is to plug it back into the x-p machine and look at the properties of some of the folders,

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I am running Windows XP (2005 I think) without any updates. I just restored and the computer crashes everytime I update. That's not why I am here though. Note: I have access to perform this on a Windows 7 Pro O.S.

Something happened to another computer I have with some valuable info. I know I should have had backup, but I didn't get to it in time. I have the hard drive in an enclosure. Because the drive was password protected I don't have permission to view certain files. I know how to gain permission in Windows 7, but I can't seem to open anything in it.

I want to use this drive an a back up, but I need to safely remove the files that are on it now. I want to still use the files once they are off. I want to gain full permission to use all files on any computer. Does this make any since? I would rather do it on the XP, but I can always use the Windows 7 O.S.

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In the past I have downloaded photos from the internet and have saved them on cd or dvd. Some of them are very small, 5-20 KB, which are too small for me to use so I tried to delete them. The message come up that I have to have pernission to do this. I am the administrator of this computer but it tells me I have to have permission from EVERYONE. What is the problem?

Answer:You need permission

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Try running this Microsoft Fixit here: Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically

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Question: need permission

when trying to remove programs from my hard drive i am presented with a message telling me "i will need permission from ******** to make any changes to that folder.
"********" being me, how do i grant myself permission?

Answer:need permission

Here is some info on taking ownership of files and folders.

Take Ownership of a File or Folder

This right-click menu application makes taking ownership very easy, though it also may make it too easy. Consider that if Windows is trying to prevent you access to a file there may be a good reason for it.

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I few days ago my computer started restricting my access to programs and other various things on my computer. I could run some things if I ran them as admin. I ran my free version of AVG and it didn't pick up anything. I went to shutdown my computer and and told me I didn't even have permission to do that, I had to logoff and then restart. After restarting it got worse, the programs I could run as admin were resulting in the same problem. My next step was to reboot in safe mode and run avg there, it still didn't find anything. I did however notice that i could open programs like Google chrome and media monkey. My friend suggested that I download cccleaner because it could be a registry error or worm, but I did that in safe mode and still nothing.I'm hoping to avoid a system restore and I'm sorry if I haven't fulfilled proper forum posting or anything, I'm new.

Answer:Don't have permission to do anything

Check out this article.

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Question: permission

I have a computer I purchased from an estate, and I changed  the user name to my name with admistrator rights, but when I try to install programs it tells me I don't have permission needed to install and shuts me out.
What do I have to do to get these rights?
Thank you


Clean install is the typical answer I would give.
If you don't have permissions to do anything meaningful...changing the user name is just window dressing.  You need to be able to set up a user account in your name, then delete the other account, IMO.

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Question: No permission

So I've recently reinstalled windows 8 and it seems I have no permission to do anything like create/delete folders and rename. Anyone know why that is and could help me? thanks in advance

Answer:No permission

Did you make yourself Administrator ?

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Question: CD RW permission

I'm building a system for my father and am using Win2k along with a Creative Labs CDRW. I would like to set up separate profiles for my family members and want to give them permission to use the burner. Every time I try to burn a disc in a user account, it tells me administrator rights are needed. Is there any way around this?

Answer:CD RW permission

Try this (logged on as administrator)

- open control panel (start> settings)
- double-click Computer Management
- under Storage hit the + next to Removable Storage to expand the list
- expand Physical Locations
- Right-click your CDRW and choose "properties"
- select security tab
- add/modify permissions as appropriate

There are other ways to do this - but this should work. Let us know how it goes.

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