I copy/move files and folders between Windows Server 2003 and Vista, in a
Domain, while logged on to Vista with a Domain user account that is NOT an
administrator on the Vista computer (or the server either) routinely, so
there is not a generic problem doing this. There may be specific problems
with the particular folders you are working on.
What folder on the Vista computer are attempting to copy or move the file to
and what folder on the Windows Server 2003 computer are you attempting to
For example, if you are attempting to copy or move to "My Documents" in your
user's profile (on the Vista computer), this won't work. However, if you
copy or move to "Documents" in your user's profile, that should work. This
is because the "My Documents" is actually a "directory junction" and the
default permissions on all of the directory junctions created when Vista is
installed are set to "Everyone" "List folder / read data" "Deny" "This
folder only". The result of this is that you can not do anything with a
"folder" that is really a "directory junction" using Explorer. This does
not prevent you from manipulating sub-folders, if you specifically target a
sub-folder (e.g. by keying the complete folder path in the Address bar). A
better alternative is to use the folder that is the target of the "directory
Documents instead of My Documents
AppData\Roaming instead of Application Data
Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
"BVH" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Ok. I'm at a loss. I've got a Vista RTM system connecting via a domain as
> a standard user and as the domain administrator to a share with everyone
> full control on both the share and the folder...
> I can see the files and folders under the network share. I can delete
> files and folder, make file and folders.. I can not however copy or move a
> file from the 2003 Server share to the Vista machine.
> The only way I've gotten this to work is if I make/copy a file FROM Vista
> TO the 2003 Server Share... Once the all holy Vista creates the file or
> folder on the Server 2003 share then I can copy / move them like always.
> I've hunted the net and have tried a TON of stuff with not answers...
> Anyone in have any suggestions??
> Benjamin VH
> Net Works