Newly built Windows Server 2008 R2 server on VM had strange issues. I logged in as account that’s part of domain admins. I supposed to have local administrative privileges. But when try to open any administrative tools (like services, event log), I get this error message:
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item
It was driving me crazy. It turn out to be I can’t logon as local administrator either.
After half day of itching my mind, the following two things resolved the my issue.
- Turned off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security setting for Administrators and Users
- Turned off User Account Control (in Safe Mode)
Bizarre experience though!