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To Take ownership of C drive in windows 2008 R2

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  • As per customer standard requirement, we need to apply Audit Failure to everyone on C drive.  I could not able to apply the settings and Hence i tried to take owership of C drive.  I get the error stating "Unable to set New Onwer on Local Disk (C:). Access is denied.  Anyone could plz help me here?
    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 2:32 PM

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  • It get worst as it corrupted the boot loader.  I can map and did took ownership and set Everyone to audit policy.  But later when i tried to boot the server it never cameup as it struck as boot loader corrupt errror....

    disk manager can attach a VHD and VHDX file and that is about the best you will get to recover files

    if it will not boot, it could be 1001 things wrong

    so make a new VM and start fresh and use whatever you can recover, next time, make backups



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    • Marked as answer by Ted Xie Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:52 AM
    Friday, July 05, 2013 4:03 PM

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  • There are a number of things that can cause this behavior. A couple things to try; go to your task manager, and go to your 'services'. Right click on "WMPNetworkSvc" and stop the service (this will take a few seconds). Attempt to take ownership and make the audit policy changes you require. If it doesn't work, try looking in the descriptions and stop any process that has the word 'sharing' in it. Make sure to reenable the services once the file has been deleted.

    Also, make sure your user account is a member of the administrators group, or any group that has administrative access to the server, in order to make the required changes.



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    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:27 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.  I do have domain Admin rights as well as i tried via local Administrator Group.  And i have also tried to stop the disable the service as mentioned by you..  But Still i could not able to take owership of C drive and problem still persist.
      Also tried with local Administrator ID, Removed server out of the Domain and tired with Local Administrator ID and ends up with same error.....I could not take owner permission nor could add everyone to Audit settings.. But i can able to make changes within sub folder of C drive ie Windows/system32 etc....
    • Edited by Kadhir Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:32 PM Update with different try
    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 6:24 PM
  • Yes....i have and i tried to take ownership with local Admin ID too...but ends up with same error...

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:24 PM
  • Sorry if i miss to mention earlier.  It is Virtual Machine...

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:01 PM
  • > we need to apply Audit Failure to everyone on C drive

    Try using Auditpol [0] from an elevated command prompt.

    [0] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731451(v=ws.10).aspx

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:16 PM
  • It get worst as it corrupted the boot loader.  I can map and did took ownership and set Everyone to audit policy.  But later when i tried to boot the server it never cameup as it struck as boot loader corrupt errror....
    Friday, July 05, 2013 3:37 PM