I was trying to debug a problem on a remote server through remote desktop.
I wanted to run a Windows File Protection scan (sfc) but was rewarded with:
You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility.
I looked at Microsoft and found this technote.
The resolution was was to run it locally as this was by design!!!!
I thought “Come on! I have to drive over to the machine!”
Then, I noticed “Applied To” and saw only Server 2000 listed.
What would happen if I started a command window as a local administrator (right click the menu option and select run as administrator)?
Lesson of the Day: Read the whole technote!