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Bienvenido Arendayen Jr
New Contributor

Windows Server 2019 TP build 17713 and earlier build 17650.

I cannot change the network adapter settings when the server is a domain controller and logged in as a Domain Administrator. The following error will show up:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.

 

I am able to change the network adapter settings on standalone server Windows 2019 TP logged in as local Administrator.

 

Any tips to be able to change the network settings?

8 Replies

Hi

If you go to Server Manager->Local Server and in Properties view you see you´r nic. Change there?

Regards Phil

Yes, that's correct...I need to find the old Control Panel (Old GUI).

It does not allow to change the NIC settings from the Start Menu > Settings gear icon (Win10 GUI) or right clicking from the NIC icon at the task bar.


@Philip Rosen wrote:

Hi

If you go to Server Manager->Local Server and in Properties view you see you´r nic. Change there?

Regards Phil


 

Yeah. Now tell me how to change the VLAN that Hyüer-V injects there. Hint: you can not ;) How do I enable things like Routerguard or disble them? Hint: you can not. This is not about "oh, i am stupid", it is about a bug. Changing things in the VM does not help. THis is a bug - one that really needs fixing.

I am currently experiencing the same issue.  Did you ever get a resolution to this issue?  I installed my first two Windows 2019 Servers as DC's.  One worked perfectly the other did not.  

 

If I recall correctly, on one server I installed Windows 2019 and then went straight to Add Roles/Features to make it a DC without joining the domain first.

 

On the second server, I joined the domain and then promoted it to a DC.  This was the one that didn't work.  I've even demoted the server and checked the local Administrators group.  It's showing Domain Admins (which is how am I am logged in) in the Local Administrators group.   

 

Any thoughts on what is going on or what I may have done incorrectly?

 

Thanks!

John

I have the same problem, it must be a bug, because if you go to the domain and "copy" the "administrator" account to a new account, and log in to the server, you have been able to open the network card settings.

Look at this, it was a server policy that needs to be modified. Resolved for me .. (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fb3bad72-82fb-4d74-9777-ddff71692707/domain-admini...? forum = win10itprogeneral)

The problem is happened on 2019, if you use the "administrator" Account as primary Admin-Account (after Domain Join). Create a new user and apply the admin-groups and you will have no error.

@Jack-Herow 
This was the fix for me. Just spun up a VM on 6.7, Server 2019 Standard.

After adding AD and elevating to a DC the local admin no longer functions as an elevated admin within the domain. 

Copy local administrator account, rename to what you need and reboot. 

Problem staying solved, 

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