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Can't give "Guest" account admin rights on Vista (to accommodate USB dongle)

Q: Can't give "Guest" account admin rights on Vista (to accommodate USB dongle)

Hi, it looks lilke my modem (LAN and Wi-Fi) has died of old age with over-heating complications. So I got a USB dongle with works on the admin account, but not the Guest account. When I try to change its settings, this is what I get:

No options whatsoever. This is really frustrating because the admin account was supposed to be my "play" account while the Guest account was supposed to be my "work" account. So I have Google Gears (and an entire database of work connected to the browsers on the Guest account).

I tried moving my Google Gears files (using a flashdisk, by copying and pasting) from the Guest account to the admin account, but it didn't work. Now I'm on an approaching deadline and I can't access Google Gears from browsers on my Guest account because my USB dongle won't work on it. What can I do to make the dongle work on the Guest account?

Thank you in advance.

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A: Can't give "Guest" account admin rights on Vista (to accommodate USB dongle)

No you need to create another profile and (not) guest here's how : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...idden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

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I have discovered that there is a difference between the original local "Administrator" account and my (local) admin account. For instance my admin account cannot add a new user, whereas "Administrator" can.

I absolutely do not want an MS online account - I want to have a local Admin account (not "Administrator" itself) but with the same rights as Administrator, for example being able to add a new user.

This was possible in previous versions of Windows - can it still be achieved and if so, how?

A:Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`

You need to add your new local account to the administrators group. To do this log in with your original Administrator account. Then open an elevated command prompt (right click on start and select Command Prompt (admin).

Then type: net localgroup administrators "UserName" /add

where UserName is the name of your new local account.

You can check which users belong to the various groups with these commands:
net localgroup guests
net localgroup users
net localgroup administrators

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My account on Windows 7 64-bit has become a "guest account" with no rights. I cannot do anything anymore! Everytime I try and do anything (even a simple system restore) I get the message from user account control which tells me to insert an administrator's password. There is no place to insert the password and the "yes" icon is disabled.

I have no idea how this happened. The computer is 2 days old!

Does anyone know how I can manage to give myself administrative rights again?


A:My account has become a "guest account" with no rights!

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Hello everyone!
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium.
I enabled the "Guest" account.
But I am unable to log on into my computer using this account.
After I click on the icon for Guest account, a screen appears with "Welcome" message and the soon it shows "Logging off".
I am not able to find a way out.
Please help.


A:Unable to log on using "Guest" account in Windows Vista.

I'm experiencing the same. Any help?

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I bought a laptop withWindows 8.1 for my wife and thought I would set it up with a guestaccount and then change it a normal user account after it was up andrunning. Unfortunately, I had not realised just how restricted theuser accounts are compared with W7.
So, my problem is thatwith this guest account I cannot do anything to create a normal useror admin account. I have spent hours and hours on various forumsfollowing supposed fixes without luck. Every solution that I haveread requires that you have a more rights than a guest account to fixthe problem... so a real catch 22 me thinks. I have long converted toAndroid and is a brilliant compared to windows.
Is anyone aware of asolution that works bearing in mind that with a guest user account Icant really do anything that requires any sort of permission. Noteven a reset/refresh, basically locked out!
Thanks in advance

A:Guest account no admin rights

Have you tried going into 'safe mode' to see if the hidden admin account is enabled?

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I am trying to download Adobe Digital Editions and I keep receiving the error message

Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 786

I am the admin! I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated

A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:

SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.

From a similar issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/953278?tstart=0

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I am experiencing issues with my small domain setup. Windows Server 2012 R2 and windows 10 PRO domain attached PC's

Any users who are not a member of the Administrators group cannot login with their domain account (A device attached to the system is not functioning.) or access their file shares (invalid folder) even if they have been granted access to the file-shares.
However if I add them to the administrators group everything works fine with no issues.
I have not made any changes to group policy recently and have no idea what has changed to stop regular users from being able to do anything.

It is strange because there is nothing wrong with devices attached to the PC and the folders are definitely valid. It is all dependent on which account is trying to access.
Please let me know if you need further info.


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Good day all,

I've done a quick search (here and google) but can't find a solution for the following:

Windows 8 pro: I have a user account with admin rights. It used to work fine till one day, after rebooting, I had no tiles in the start view. I ran chkdsk and it seems to have fixed the problem but now when I run any application as "Run as administrator" I get:
Windows cannot find '[The exe]'. Make sure you've typed the name correctly, then try again.

If, however, I run the same app as normal and it works - thus the exe exists and there is no problem with the app itself. (Also check in the file system)

If I create a new user with admin rights I get the same issue.

(The other old user with admin rights are working fine.)

Where do I start looking for the problem?

A:User with admin rights can't "Run as administrator" any mo

You could try running:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

sfc /scannow

Both need to be run in an administrator command prompt.

Both will take an hour maybe to finish.
Maybe half an hour each.

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So my work computer has been jacked with "system security" i have no admin rights no possible way to get them and no IT department to come fix it.

so yeah i'm pretty much not able to download and install any programs without admin rights so is there a manual way i can get rid of this?

i can't even download hijack this to creat a log to show you guys


any help will be greatly appreciated



i found out i can run an exacutable version of hijackthis

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:54:50 AM, on 1/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClntUsr.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXAgentUIHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Attachmate\E!E2K\EXTRA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Attachmate\E!E2K\EXTRA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\jmaree\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2TNGLORM\HiJackThis[1].exe... Read more

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My daughter has turned off the Guest account option on her XP Pro computer as she doesn't want her son to be on the computer without her being home. Somehow it keeps re-appearing and he gets on. We don't know if XP is doing this or he just knows how to get around her settings. Can anyone tell me what is happening and if there is any way to stop this?

Please don't suggest discipline as he seems to nearly be grounded for life at this point, his car and cell phone have been taken away and still there are problems.


A:Stop "Guest Account" option

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I recently acquired a computer that was probably a local machine used to access a home network...

There are two "internet guest accounts" that I cannot delete or disable for some reason...

Does anyone know how to get rid of these accounts?



A:How to remove "Internet Guest Account"

are you logged on as admin when trying to disable it

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Hopefully a simple question for some. I have a user who currently does NOT have Admin rights, but I need to find out if they had admin rights in the passed. I.E Someone gave them the rights to do something and then removed them.

Basically we are having difficulty getting some software to work without Admin Rights to do the initial install, but i've been told its possible to install the software without Admin Rights but I can't see it. They tried to prove that they did it on one users machine ( who is working fine) but i'm convinced they must have given them Admin rights to do the install and then possibly removed them after.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do you tell if a user "had" Admin rights?

If the program was installed to Program Files folder, then you must have had admin rights to do so. Because that folder is not modifiable without the right.

There should be events logged in Event Viewer when the user was elevated to admin status.

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right so at work we now have windows 7
befor in xp i used to have developer tools and was able to do pritty much anything i needed to do which was great

now with windows 7 if i want to install something i have to right click the exe and click "Run with admin rights(audited)"

now im trying to install some software for my G15 keyboard

i downloaded the installer and ran with admin rights
this gives the installer one time admin rights. only problem is the installer initates another EXE which is hidden inside it somewhere that trys to run as well. this program hasnt asked for the rights so the PC shuts it down. the main installer then fails because one off its elements hasnt installed

any ideas?

A:admin rights - problems with "sub" exe

Something else is going on. A sub process runs at the same level of its parent, unless the application choices to belay that, an executable running in a high process that runs a sub process is at the same level. The only way for this not to happen is if the application makes the decision to run the sub process in a lower level. Windows does not make that decision.

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Hi all,

Just installed an OEM version of Windows 7 Ultimate on a custom-made machine. It gets to the point of logging in. I type in Administrator and press enter, and I get the response, "You're account has been disabled. Please see your network administrator."

As it stands, I can't log in at all without Administrator working. Anyone have ideas on fixing this? Thanks,


A:Windows 7 OEM, "You're account as been disabled." Admin account

Hello and welcome to SevenForums.

The account named "Administrator" is a special built in account that is disabled by default.
You should have been prompted to enter an Account Name during the install.
That is the account you should use to log in.
If you named this account "Administrator" during the install, I'm not sure what would happen, or if that's even possible.

Here's a SF tutorial about the "Administrator" account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

hope this helps,

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Hi, I have two user accounts used by my wife and myself and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) works fine on both user accounts. Very occasionally our daughters visit and use our pc. They use the Guest account. I just happened to log into the Guest account and got a pop up message saying that Microsoft Security Client User Interface has stopped working. When I closed the message I noticed that the MSE icon was missing from the Notification Area. When I tried to open MSE from the Start Menu I just got the pop up message again and MSE would not open.

I would add that I have no other anti-virus software running on my pc apart from MSE.

I would appreciate any help that anyone could give me

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

A:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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I have a virus from virus protector which shuts down desktop and the administrator account. I can get access into the other user account but it needs an administrator account which i cannot access. Is there a way to get access to the administator account or to download a virus removal that does not need approval. Any help would be greatly appreciated. many thanks


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Hi, im running vista home premium. I am from Norway so excuse me for any bad grammar.(bad excuse:P)

anyways, i have encountered a problem, it goes like this, you probably know that sometimes you download old programs on vista, that doesn't work unless you right-click on the .exe and choose: "run as administrator"(sorry if that is not the exact phrase, because my PC is running Norwegian Mode.(stupid school PC :P ))
but i recently encountered the problem that when i right-clicked an .exe file it was no "run as administrator" option! and im quite desperate to get this program running, and it quits every-time i start it up again, i read on the program source site, that to run this exact program you had to push the "run as administrator" button.. so please, please help me...

A:admin problems(not the usual: "lost my account question" ;)

What is the .exe file?

Can you zip it and attach to a post so I can test it?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 43041 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30AD
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


Here's the problem, at least I think it's a problem. I have two account on my laptop: an administrator account and a non-administrator account. I just noticed today that when I open System Information under System Summary it says the following:

Administrative Account:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MASTER-8BF0B6C4
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Compaq nc6400 (RA252AW#ABA)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1828 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 68YCU Ver. F.06, 10/25/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name MASTER-8BF0B6C4\Admin
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 554.91... Read more

A:System info says "activation pending" (30 days remainig) for non-admin account

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I am running windows 7 x64. I have a password for my main account, which is an admin account. When I enter the password and hit enter, the "Welcome" screen stares at me for about 2 minutes before going to the desktop.

I can not figure out why this happens. I have tried the "don't use a solid color background" fix.

I have tried unplugging all unnecessary USB devices.

I have unchecked ALL of the items in startup services.
I created a new user account that is not an admin account, and has no password. When I select this account at startup, the "welcome" screen only appears for 1-2 seconds, and then goes to the desktop.

Why would my admin account hang so long on the welcome screen, but my other use account does not?

Both accounts have the same drivers and applications installed.

Any thoughts? I've been through a hundred forums, and have tried all the usual fixes, with no positive results.

A:2 minute hang at "welcome" screen, only on admin account.

What happens when you run your admin account without the password?

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I have only one user account on my laptop (Windows 7) and naturally it is an administrator account.
But when trying to install new software, more often than not, I get a message saying I need to be logged in under an administrator account to continue. Not always but far too often.
For example, today I was simply trying to run my printer setup which I have done at least twice before and it tells me I need to be logged in as an admin.
I have logged out and back in and rebooted repeatedly to no avail.

A:Getting "must be administrator" messages under admin account.

UAC - try disabling it then do what you need to do: Turn User Account Control on or off

Turn back on when done if you want.

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Planning on putting Vista on my next computer, had a question. First, some background...

On my current XP, which I've had tons of issues with until fairly recently, I've recently noticed that thanks to some awkward responses to troubleshooting attempts, I have duplicates of my user account, plus the admin, and every once in awhile as a result I get messages saying I'm not allowed to unzip or move folders to some areas, instead having to use a default folder that I never access and drag from there.

The question: On Vista, can I set it up so that MY account is admin? No need to go to safe mode, no user account conflicts, just have it so that when I log on I have absolute full reign over everything, and any limitations only apply to other users?

I know there's something somewhat similar on XP, but it's too much of a hassle by now consolidating all the accounts, and I'm phasing out a lot of stuff on this computer once I get another one anyway. I just want to know if this is an option on Vista, so I can set it so my username is read as if I'm Admin from the jump, so I'm done with it.

A:Question about "admin" account...

Of course. Just make when you set it up, make sure your account is Admin. But remember, you CAN change it after setting it up.

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Just a quick question.

I have read in some places that it is better to create two accounts on a Windows PC- a "standard user" account (used for most day to day activities) and a password protected "administrator" account for when it is necessary to install software or make system changes. Apparently, this may help to guard against malware in some instances.

Can anyone comment on whether this actually leads to any improvements in security in practice ? Is it actually worth doing most day to day PC activites as a standard user ?

Microsoft dont really mention this to the average home user.


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im trying to run Winphlash and i had to give it admin rights (im the only user on the computer). however, when i try to flash my bios it says i dont have sufficient rights; the phlashnt.sys has been blocked.

anyone know how to fix this?

A:how to give SYS file admin rights????

right click on it and run as administrator

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im trying to run Winphlash and i had to give it admin rights (im the only user on the computer). however, when i try to flash my bios it says i dont have sufficient rights; the "phlashnt.sys has been blocked."

anyone know how to fix this? im the only account on the computer. thanks.

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Need to give admin rights to session 1 exe so that this exe can create new files and registry.

i have used the below code to launch an application in session 1(ex: abc.exe) from session 0(ex:Myapp.exe).
I wish to give admin priveleges to abc.exe as this exe in-turn creates a file in C:\. But its failing to create a new file in C:\ as it is returning an ACCESS_DENIED Error, as it doesnt have the admin rights.


void ExecuteProc(DWORD sessionId)
HANDLE hToken, hProcess, hPToken, hUserTokenDup;
HDESK hdesk = NULL;
HWINSTA hwinsta = NULL, hwinstaSave = NULL;

BOOL bResult = FALSE;
sessionId = WTSGetActiveConsoleSessionId();

BOOL bQuery = false;

bQuery = WTSQueryUserToken(sessionId, &hToken) ;
DWORD dwErr1;

// Initialize the STARTUPINFO structure.

// Specify that the process runs in the interactive desktop.

ZeroMemory(&si, sizeof(STARTUPINFO));

si.cb= sizeof(STARTUPINFO);

si.lpDesktop = TEXT("winsta0\\default");

LUID luid;
if (!LookupPrivilegeValue(NULL,SE_DEBUG_NAME,&luid))
printf("Lookup Privilege value Error: %u\n",GetLastError());
tp.PrivilegeCount =1;
tp.Privileges[0].Luid =luid;
tp.Privileges[0].Attributes =SE_PRIVILEGE_ENABLED;


int dup = GetLastError();

//Adjust Token privilege
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A:Need to give admin rights to session 1 exe

I think this will help:

Run as AdministratorRight-click on the exe in Windows Explorer, go to Properties.
On the Compatibility tab, tick the checkbox at the bottom that says "Run this program as an administrator".
Click OK, then try running it. It should bring up the UAC prompt.
Hope that helps a bit, at least...

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Hi everyone

I have a small problem. I'm running windows 8 pro 64 and it appears windows is protecting it's program folders (or system folders anyways) from unauthorised modification.

So, for example, I have Trion's Defiance, which I play from time to time, and it starts through a patcher that can't patch unless I chose to run as administrator. Yet, if I look at properties and tick "run as administrator" it doesn't stick (my account has admin rights). I also changing the patcher.exe's rights, i.e, All application packages and giving it all rights (modifying sub folders etc). But that doesn't seem to work either. The only thing that makes it work properly is "run as administrator".
And I want to be able to execute this certain exe with administraror rights every time without the need to click on it every single time.

I guess I could just reinstall the game in a non-program folder, but I'd like to have it there. Plus, that might help with other programs too.

A:How to give certain programs admin rights that stick

Did you right-click a shortcut or the actual executable when you checked "run as admin" and it didn't stick?
Did you go one step further and click the "change settings for all users" at the bottom of the view and click "run as admin" there?

(Option Five)
Run as Administrator - in Windows 8

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Anyone tried deleting a registry key in Windows 7?  Got "access denied" or "Error while deleting key"?
The usual response is, "You need to run regedit as an administrator".  but I *AM* logged in as Administrator, and running regedit as administrator, trying to assign administrator full permissions on that registry key in order to delete it!!  
Am I mistaken, or isn't Administrator supposed to be able to administer and control all the settings on the computer, in order to set it up for the "Average Joe" user?
So, under the permissions menu of that key, go to advanced, change the owner from System to Administrator, and try again.  It's no longer saying "access denied", but "Cannot delete xxxxxx. Error while deleting key".

The scenario: Basically, the wireless has stopped working on a laptop. The device does not show up in Device Manager, but is in the registry, so the normal procedure is to delete the registry entry for the device in HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet (and /ControlSet001) /Enum/PCI    ,then attach the device or restart the computer, it finds the "new" hardware and reinstalls it. Easy!...

Not with permission restrictions on the administrator account it's not!  So I need to give myself permission, to give myself permission, to do a simple task like delete a single registry key!  Why, Microsoft, why???!!!  Please just make the Administrator accoun... Read more

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After upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 - my standard user does no longer have administration rights.

in computer administration ->local user and Groups - the properties for the user shows that the user belongs the Group administrators.

However when I access the user account in the control panel the user shows up as "standard" and I cannot change that while logged in as standard user.

I have tried logging in as Administrator (using the built in administrator) - but here I am also unable to change the setting of the standard user from "standard" to "Administrator" - the "change account type" button
is greyed out and cannot be clicked.

I have tried everything I can think of, read all I could find on the net - but to no avail.

Can u assist

A:unable to give user admin rights in windows 8.1

Hello Ivanhoe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What other groups does Local Users and Groups show that the standard user belongs to?

While signed out of the standard account and signed in to the built-in Administrator, see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to change the account type of the standard user to be administrator.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Good afternoon,

I would like to know if it's possible to give admin rights to a specific software for a user.
I have a user who uses HTC sync to sync with outlook.
Problem : it won't work unless he has admin rights
So I created a shortcut on his desktop with this :

C:\WINDOWS\system32\runas.exe /savecred /user:Administrator"C:\Program Files\htc\uhtcloader.exe"

This does open HTC sync as admin without prompting for the admin password.
That would do the trick for some other apps...

However, doing that opens HTC "as admin" which means it cannot find the user's Outlook profile.

That's why I wonder if it's possible to give admin rights to a software a different way that would use the user's credentials ?

thanks for your ideas...

A:[SOLVED] How to give admin rights to a specific Software

Hi sobersong,

Interesting environment, actually giving users the possibility to run administration applications without any special permission, but anyways :)

You have 2 options to solving this issue:

1. Set to run as AN administrator (Right click > Properties > Compability tab > Mark "Run this program as an administrator). It will then not be ran as the specific user "Administrator", but with admin Privilegies.

2. Set the security settings to Full Control on the application. (Right click > Properties > Security tab)

Should solve your issues.


While this is the Windows XP forum you state Windows 7 as your operating system. Solution 1 only works in Windows 7. Solution 2 works with XP though.

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This thread was about the August 14th "Patch Tuesday" patches causing this issue but I have since determined IE7 is the culprit. It is the most bizarre thing i have ever see in all my years of computing. Whatever IE7 did to the machine, even un-installing IE7 and reverting back to IE6, still keeps the system change that is causing this behavior to occur. It is certainly not the Group Policies as disabling them doesn't make a difference. What I need now is a tool that can show me a "before and after" of all changes that have occurred to figure out what's getting broken.

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I am going 'round & 'round with this issue. I log on as limited user account for security. However, when I am on that acct, I cannot copy files to the external HP drive - I have to switch over to the admin user account to do so. In order to use the limited account for this operation, I have read that you should disable simple file sharing, (on admin acct), then rt clik on the file u want to copy - this then opens a menu with security tab where you are supposed to be able to give full control to the limited acct for that file. My admin acct that brings up this menu has those boxes to check grayed out. Also, do you have to rt click and give full permission for any file that you want to copy? (once you have this all figured out) - Seems a bit cumbersome. Any ideas anyone?? Thanks.

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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?


A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Hi all.
I moved into in a shared house with around 6 people. I let others use my laptop and i have setup guest accounts for them. As a kitchen and living room computer....

Now i see that people are using my pc to download torrents as crazy.
i tought that Guest account blocked this? aren t .exe installer automatically blocked?
Am i misinformed ?

Thanks in advance

A:Guest account Rights Download coming true

Misinformed. The guest account will block system wide changes to the system. Everything happens in the local account. Running an exe is not blocked otherwise nothing could be ran. An installer is just an executable, there is no distinction. Any bad voodoo that has plagued from guest account can be easily removed by deleting the guest profile.

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Using Win 8.1

First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?

UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.

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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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I cannot get to the "run" application. i cannot fins the add/remove programs, disappeared from control panel. and it denies me access to things bc it says i am not the administrator when i am. also, my windows update thing always says i have 11 new updates to install even after i installed them. every time i startup or shutdown it takes forever saying it's updating the computer stage 1..2...3. here's the log from hjt:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:41:00 PM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\XPSMiniViewGadget\XPSMiniViewGadget.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTi... Read more

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I have an extra account showing on my login screen called "Please logon and initialize your device". I don't know how it got there and when I click on it a smaller message under this account name says 'Press ESC for the Welcome Screen. However it actually just returns to the main logon screen. Also it does not show up on the Manage User Accounts screen so I can't remove it that way. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this account (error).

The problem is solved. It turns out that my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and it needs to be activated when more than one user accounts exist.It allows a user to login in by fingerprint scan. Way cool!

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Hey all, first post here. I noticed some very bizarre behavior with the most recent slew of MS patches from August 14th. Prior to the August 14th updates, Guest users of our lab computers could plug in a USB drive, have XP (SP2, fully patched to July 2007) recognize it, and
it be accessible from Explorer or My Computer. After the August updates were applied, it now asks from a username and password of an account that has Admin rights. This never did this before so I am wondering what the heck is going on. Event Viewer shows nothing, it's
not a Group Policy setting as nothing has changed on the Local Policy (I even disabled it and rebooted plus gpudate /force). If I give Admin rights to the Guest account it does work but that is obviously not an option as the machines I'm dealing with run with guest rights. Anyone got any insight or clue as to what's going on or how to remedy this (other than uninstalling the patches). Thanks for any tips and help!

A:Guest user can'n mount a USB drive after August 14th patches. Requires Admin rights.

Have you tried setting the Guest up as Power Users? For the USB drive are you talking about thumb drives or flash drives? I ended up changing the drive letter (after plugging the flash into the USB) to X (you could use whichever letter you don't currently use) because students and teachers were having problems accessing their thumb drives. This solved the problem for us.
Good luck!

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My administrator account in Vista Home premium is called "Andrea".

I stupidly hid my "Andrea" administrator account by following this procedure:


Now every time I log on into Windows VISTA i can't see my "Andrea" administrator account anymore. So I can only log in to a simple user account.

I haven't been able to fix this problem by editing the registry or by activating the super Administrator through the prompt of commands.

the problem is that VISTA user account control prevents me from doing the very actions which would solve the problem, that is, editing , in regedit, the string i created in order to hide the administrator Andrea account or managing to conclude succesfully any procedure on command .

I can't even restore the system because again I get the user account control and I can't do anything. no way I can fill in my user or password. there's no option available in the window of the user control..

please help me, I can't really get hold of my administrator Andrea account anymore!

thanks in advance


A:Invisible "Andrea" Administrator Account in Vista

See THIS link on how to Hide or Unhide accounts and particularly the Warning in pink just below the top. It advises you to unhide the Admin account in Safe Mode.

Was that THE Administrator account or your account that happened to have administrative level authority? I ask because the actual Administrator account is hidden by default and has to be unhidden from another admin-level account in order to show up.

There are some other useful links at the bottom of that tutorial.

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I just booted up my Vista x64 PC ten minutes ago and got a bit of a scare. One of the applications I have set to launch automatically on startup popped up its initialization window as if it was the first time it was being used with this Vista user account.
A few other applications hadn't launched at all (probably indicating that they would need to be set to do so manually for each user), just like my mouse settings were different (back to default) and my user icon in the start menu had changed.

I didn't investigate further, but promptly logged out (where the login screen again showed the correct icon for the default account - and there's only one, aside from "guest") and logged back in, where I could fortunately take a sigh of relief, as everything was back to normal again.

Has anyone ever had this happen? I've never seen it myself in the year and a half I was using Vista 32-bit on my laptop.

A:Vista "reset" user account after boot

Hello Miths,

Did you see something like this error message when that happened?

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

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My administrator account in Vista Home premium is called "Andrea".

I stupidly hid my "Andrea" administrator account by following this procedure:


Now every time I log on into Windows VISTA i can't see my "Andrea" administrator account anymore. So I can only log in to a simple user account.

I haven't been able to fix this problem by editing the registry or by activating the super Administrator through the prompt of commands.

the problem is that VISTA user account control prevents me from doing the very actions which would solve the problem, that is, editing , in regedit, the string i created in order to hide the administrator Andrea account or managing to conclude succesfully any procedure on command .

I can't even restore the system because again I get the user account control and I can't do anything. no way I can fill in my user or password. there's no option available in the window of the user control..

please help me, I can't really get hold of my administrator Andrea account anymore!

thanks in advance


A:Invisible "Andrea" Administrator Account in Vista

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Hi all,

I was looking at the event viewer and noticed that there are multiple "logoff" events - event id 4634 - associated with the guest accolunt on my computer. The guest account is disabled. There is no associated "logon" event with matching event id although there are numerous SYSTEM logon events and one rather curious "anonymous user" logon event.

I am concerned that this may suggest a trojan but have no other symptons or issues to concern me other than these entries.

Can anyone shed any light?

A:Vista Pro. Multiple Guest logoff events with guest account off

ANONYMOUS LOGONs are routine events on Windows networks.http://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/sec...px?eventid=4634

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I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.

When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.

Any thoughts?

Windows 7 64 bit

A:Admin rights not working for Admin account

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