Added new Windows 2003 Server to my existing SBS 2003 Server Netwo

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Allen Wadsworth, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. I added a new Windows 2003 Standard Server to my Existing SBS 2003 Server
    Network. I am now trying to access the mspclnt folder on my SBS server to
    install the firewall client. I can get to the folder but I cannot run the
    setup.exe file. It seems I can't run any other .exe file either. Message
    says I don't have permissions to access the items. I am logged in to the SBS
    as administrator and I am logged in to the Standard 2K3 Server as
    administrator. Any ideas?
    Allen Wadsworth, Jun 30, 2008
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  2. What is not clear is whether the server was added as a DC or not. If it
    wasn't then there is still a difference between a local administrator and a
    domain admin. Make sure you are logged in as a domain admin...

    Cliff Galiher, Jun 30, 2008
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  3. I went thru the whole process of adding a server on the SBS. I then went
    thru the internet connect computer wizard on the new Server. I then rebooted
    and logged in. The domain I am logging into is XXXXINCORPORATED on both the
    server and the SBS. I have to be logging in as the network "administrator" I
    Allen Wadsworth, Jun 30, 2008
  4. I recently added a windows 2000 server to my SBS 2003 network. That server
    became my Blackberry Enterprise Server. Permissions worked great on that
    one. I was able to install the firewall client the first try.
    Allen Wadsworth, Jun 30, 2008
  5. Hello Allen,

    Thank you for your post.

    My name is Robbin Meng, and it is my pleasure to work with you on this

    Please allow me to confirm that my understandings are correct. As I
    understand it, the issue is:

    You added a new Windows 2003 Standard Server to the existing SBS 2003
    domain. It seems when you are trying to access the mspclnt folder on my SBS
    server from the Windows 2003 Standard computer to install the firewall
    client, it generates error message that you don't have permissions to
    access the .exe files including setup.exe file.

    If I have misunderstood your concerns please feel free to let me know.

    This issue may occur if the NTFS permission and Sharing permission of the
    mspclnt folder on my SBS server is corrupted or your current logon domain
    user does not have local Administrator right to install software.


    Step 1: Add the domain administrator to Local Administrator group.

    1. Please log on the Windows 2003 server with computer local Admin account
    and then add the domain Administrator to the Local Administrators group;
    2. Log on again with domain Administrator account to access and install
    firewall client again.

    Step 2: Check the NTFS permission and Sharing permission of the mspclnt
    folder on my SBS server

    Make sure your domain Administrator account has Full Control for both NTFS
    permission and Sharing permission of this folder.

    Step 3: If the above 2 steps doesn't work, please copy the mspclnt folder
    to your Windows 2003 server local disk and then install it as work round.

    If we cannot resolve the issue after we perform the above steps, please
    help me collect some information for further investigation:

    Information Need
    If possible, please capture some screenshot when the error messages appear
    and send them to me : .

    Hope this helps. Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    hesitate to let me know.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation!

    Best regards,

    Robbin Meng(MSFT)

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