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  • understanding admin permissions on sbs 2008....

    Sometimes I think I get it...then there is today...

    I am downloading the Exchange 2007 SP2 file required by the special SBS 2008 Exchange updater and want to save it to my Z: (data) drive but I'm told I don't have permissions to save to that drive!?!?

    I've obviously saves stuff there before and since I'm saving I don't have a choice to right click on a program and run as administrator...although I am the administrator!

    So what is the trick on getting (what I think is explorer) to allow me to save files where I want w/o having to select my own personal folders?

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    Re: understanding admin permissions on sbs 2008....

    Well, telling us what the permissions on the Z drive are would help -- I don't have one, only a U drive

    As a guess, check share permissions (not NTFS) are changed from the default Everyone Read
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: understanding admin permissions on sbs 2008....

      I think in an attempt to get to your point you missed understanding my comment, but maybe I was unclear.

      I can write to the drive just fine for any other needs but when I try to SAVE AS from IE8 it tells me I don't have permissions. The Z: is given full administrative permission at the root level...this is a temp disc location...hence my comment that I've saves stuff there before. thx.

      EDIT: My guess is I have to run IE8 as an administrator to allow it to write to that location. I guess I just don't understand why some programs are run as admin and some are not when I am logged in as an admin.
      Last edited by carboncow; 27th May 2010, 18:37.

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      • #4
        Re: understanding admin permissions on sbs 2008....

        Sorry, it wasnt clear (at least to me) that it was purely an IE issue

        Is it a local or a network drive?
        Have you added the site you are downloading from to your trusted sites?
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: understanding admin permissions on sbs 2008....

          Local drive/partition and I have not added the Microsoft site to my "allowed list" but since I figured I could surf to it and download to my desktop...all would be good.

          So apparently there is a setting that is new to me about having to give a site permission to save to a local drive?!?!

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          • #6
            Re: understanding admin permissions on sbs 2008....

            On server 2008, IEs security is really tightened up, so "trusted sites" is a good place to start.
            It may not work, though!
            Tom Jones
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            Scotland

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