Read and Write Issues on Client PCs when connected to Windows Server 2012

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Jay001, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Jay001

    Jay001 MDL Novice

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    Have installed Windows Server 2012 and added 2 users (adding more later on but for testing purposes I've done 2) I've noticed that when I then add my client PC's to the domain and then logon in with a user (not in admin group), everything is more or less locked down and I don't have read and write (or permissions) to do anything. I've taken off UAC which helps a bit but now I'm confused on what and where to change settings.

    There will be about 10 users connecting to the server and we are not really wanting anything to be locked down (I know sounds wrong but we want this server up and running without problems)

    Just how much of the client PC (Windows 7 64bit) is controlled by the server and how do you change it so users have more or less administrator rights and the C:\ and all the folders have the read and write permissions. (I have right clicked on C:\ and granted allow on the security tab this works until the Program Files and Windows folders say access denied)

    I have set up folders and the users that can see what folders they should on the server with allow and deny options but now I am confused on the level of lockdown Windows 7 has PC side of things.

    If I connect a Windows XP PC to the server domain everything works as normal. Just when a user logs on a Windows 7 PC the PC appears to have been locked down.

    Microsoft Office for example needs (I've read) read and write access to .dll files and other files and folders on the C:\ in order to work, but how you work out which files it needs? The easy answer would be to make the whole of the C:\ with read and write access would be my guess??

    Anyway to cut a long story short, how do you make a PC less secure or less locked down from a domain server so users can at least use the Windows 7 PC's without "you don’t have permission to do that" error?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Nothing to do with domain. User can do what they need to do using workstation (running Windows 7)

    If you had standalone Windows 7 & Standard user, it would be IDENTICAL.

    You want mess, them make all the user administrators of the local workstation.

    sebus
     
  3. Jay001

    Jay001 MDL Novice

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    Many thanks for the reply. I did think it was a simple as that. Please can you remind me how to make user(s) administrators (or can they be power users or a level 1 less than administrator?) of the local workstation? Could you do a step by step guide as I am new to servers and Window 7 but the person who I am taking over didn't leave user settings as part of the hand over notes everything else is covered server wise!!! Many thanks.