You get an Error message “Access Denied” when you try to backup or update the RAS temp file. This error occurs when a remote access service (RAS) server is running and you try to backup the root directory using NTBackup, this error arises. This error also arises when updating the Emergency Repair Disk using Repair.exe from the windows NT3.1 resource kit. Here in this article, the steps are given to resolve this error message. Follow the resolution method and remove it completely from your system.
The RAS Server initialization code creates the temporary file RAS41766.TEM in the %systemroot%\System32 directory when starting RAS and deletes it when RAS is stopped. The location of the file is not user selectable. When you do with disk backup or an update to the Emergency Repair Disk, Windows NT tries to access the file. Because Windows NT security only allows access to this file by the RAS Server initialization code, NTBACKUP.EXE or REPAIR.EXE is denied access resulting in the above error.
When a Remote Access Service (RAS) Server is running and at the same time, you attempt to either backup the root directory using NTBackup or update the Emergency Repair Disk using REPAIR.EXE from the windows NT 3.1 Resource Kit, you will receive the following error message:
Abort or Retry
These are the error messages you will get while you backup or update RAS temp file.
The RAS Server initialization code creates a temporary file RAS41766.TEM in the %systemroot%\System32 directory when starting RAS and then deletes it when RAS is stopped. Always stop RAS before you try to attempt to backup your disk with NTBackup or update the Emergency Repair Disk. Stopping RAS before you try to attempt to backup your disk will solve this issue.