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comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
Thanks, but that doesn't work as the domain users cannot be selected or found from within the User management form.
Mar
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comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
The problem is that Windows settings are only part of the story, it's really the applications that no longer work properly that are the biggest thing now that I've grabbed most of the documents I know about.
Mar
31
comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
I can do that for local accounts, but not domain accounts.
Mar
31
comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
In the User Accounts control panel applet there is an option to change the account group membership. This was previously 'Administrator', but I inadvertently seem to have scrolled down the list to another domain account type before closing the form. This appears to have removed the account from the Administrator group entirely!
Mar
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comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
Access to the documents etc. isn't the whole problem (I've pulled off critical ones using a Linux live CD), it's as much about the applications and settings that I can't access as they are 'tied' to the neutered domain account which I can't manage.
Mar
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comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
The domain controller, indeed the company that ran it, has gone the way of the dodo unfortunately.
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comment Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
I'm no expert in these matters (as may be evident!), what might I be doing wrong to not see the domain accounts, of which there are at least three?
Mar
19
revised Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
Rewrote the question title as it was, well, awful.
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revised Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?
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Sep
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comment What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?
A valid point, but I chose WHS because of backup and other reasons. As it is in place and (sort of) working I 'd prefer to just resolve these issues. If I can't get things sorted though, FreeNAS is of course an option.
Sep
13
comment What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?
No username or password required. Drive is not mapped.
Sep
13
comment What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?
When I try this, owner is SERVER\HomeGroupUser$. I spotted a weird thing though; the Share folders have a greyed tick for read-only, but even if I take this off (and watch '000s of file attributes being "changed") it doesn't change behaviour and the next time I check it is the same.
Sep
12
comment What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?
Yes, Homegroup in enabled I presume I'm using simple file sharing as I didn't use a wizard. As you may gather I'm not a huge expert in all of this, having always managed to get home devices to do pretty much what I wanted in the past. I must be doing something stupid here though. Thanks for your time.