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?
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....
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Friday, July 05, 2013 4:03 PM
- Marked as answer by Ted Xie Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:52 AM
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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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
> we need to apply Audit Failure to everyone on C drive
Try using Auditpol  from an elevated command prompt.