Server 2012

DFS Referral Error

Posted by robd on June 30, 2017
DFS, Server 2012 / No Comments

Kept getting the below error today while access a share, annoying the redirection share of a desktop.


Weirdly I could

Access the share from another server,

I could access the share using the direct share.

So I installed DFSUTIL.EXE on the server having the problem by installing “Distributed File system tools” windows feature.

Then ran:




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RDP Fails to Connect

Posted by robd on April 21, 2016
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So today I couldn’t RDP to a Windows 2012 R2 server.

After arsing around for ages I stopped the Print Spooler Service and Boom, logged on!!!

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Server 2012 UAC – You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.

Posted by robd on May 13, 2014
Server 2012 / 1 Comment

Hi All,

Today I thought I’d setup roaming profiles on a Server 2012 file server, easy I thought, take me 10 minutes I thought…I was wrong.

So first things first, I created a share on my server with permissions:


Tested the share from another PC, great I can get on.

Jumped back on the server and tried to open the folder from the rout i.e. E:\Share\staff and I got the following

You don’t currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder


Well if I click Continue then my share is ruined with ugly permissions I don’t want! I.e. I only want the permissions I specified above not my username dotted everywhere.

So I turned to UAC and disabled it:


No change, well thats mental……after a good hour of searching I found the answer was to set the registry to:


to 0


Reboot the server and all was fine in the world!!.

So why does UAC do this? UAC strips the admin credential from any un-elevated process. If you’re attempting to use an un-elevated process such as explorer to access a remote share using only admin credentials, UAC will strip the admin credentials from the process’ security token and the process will receive an “access denied” error.  Which is stupid if you changing permissions.

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