Access Denied on windows\system32\configuration

Hi to all,

I am wondering if someone can help me understand why I cannot access configuration folder? I am domain admin with full permissions? I would like to see mof files stored on the disk and for some reason I cannot access that folder.

What is the exact error you get and how you are trying to access it ?

Hi,

I can see what is inside that folder if I use powershell (Get-Childitem) but if I use windows explorer and browse to that location I get access denied and that I need to take over the owenership of the file to be able to see what is inside.

I can see that trusted installer is the owner. Is this by design, to take over the ownership to be able to browse to that folder?

AFAIK, Yes this is by design.