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

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

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

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

Try this:




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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.

-Lawrence

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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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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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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'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?

Thanks

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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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 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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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.
 

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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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

sorry

any help will be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Dustin

EDIT:
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:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DWRCST.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClntUsr.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXAgentUIHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.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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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,
Shawn

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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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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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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

A:admin user lost some admin rights

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Witch


I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?


Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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Hi,

Does anyone know how to stop the attached alerts? I got this one, just for renaming the C drive label, if I click Continue it works fine, but if I am logged in as an Admin user, that should be enough for me, so can we get rid of this alert?

I don't want to use the built in Administrator user, so I think I need to "elevate" my admin user account, but can't see how to do this for Windows 10 Pro.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Scott

A:Elevate Windows 10 Pro Admin User

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Security and Maintenance and set the UAC, (user Account Control), to the second from the top, which will slightly reduce your security settings but will remove the most annoying of the prompts.

You can of course set this to any of the available settings but anything lower than the second highest will reduce the in-built security to a level that can cause issues

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Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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Tried to log on to my ADMIN profile to make changes to user accounts and got the dreaded "User Profile Service" service failed the logon on.

Can anyone advise how to fix this problem?

A:Admin profile - "User Profile Service" error showing.

Hello Dogwalkersg5, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My problem is that even though I have only one user account defined on my machine and it is set to "Administrator" it is not being allowed to do admin types of things like deleting folders. I tried to create a user group but that's not an option on the Win7 Home Premium version that I use. How can it be that the sole account is not the admin even though it shows that it is in the account user setup?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 424790 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 381321 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials in use
 

A:Admin user has no admin rights?

the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account
 

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Hello,

This is an URGENT problem that I am having with this Windows 7, 64 BIT ULTRA MEGA AWESOME computer. This is probably the most unusual thing that has ever happened to the Windows community, and it's a problem causing problems.

You will find this typed up rant detailed in some sort of way, I don't want silly answers like:

"Just log out of Standard account and log into Administrator."

"Use the disk!"

"There are 28.3495 grams in an ounce."

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU ANSWER (or get know what I am dealing with at least)

Please answer with the best you can, It's not a bad thing if your suggestion didn't work but at least know what you're typing.

Problem: I am stuck in the standard account with the start page only having my selection of my named standard account and "Other User". I have no password to my Standard and it's a good fine account. Otherwise, clicking other user would give me the inserted "Username" and "Password" No administrator account there, not the one I named.

I in fact, caused this problem a long time ago (6 months?). I was trying to make a standard account for myself and have the administrator for my parents beside it. When I made the standard account, it didn't show up on the startup screen. I instead put it in "Other User" and it made the account. Although, it replaced where the administrator account was.

Stuck in Standard, I can't do anything a... Read more

A:Stuck in Standard, Where is the Admin?, "Other User", and other things

Do not come here, rant, and tell us not how to answer your question.

We give you advice and you accept it graciously or you don`t use it all.

And you say Thank You.

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Hello everyone!

I am new to using sevenforums for posting things. I have tried to read all of the rules, but if I did not do something correctly please let me know so I can fix it and ensure it doesn't happen again.

I work in an IT department on a college campus and have a specific issue that no one in my office has ever seen/heard of before.

We have a faculty member who just recently received a new desktop computer (within the last month). It is a Dell Optiplex 9010 running Windows 7 Pro x64. All of the computers we manage have a standard user account (ie: John Doe) with their password and an administrator account that we have the log-in information for. Both accounts are set as administrators and have no restrictions whatsoever. We do not run a network or anything, so they are both on the actual PC.

Yesterday I was called down to her office with an issue of her not being able to log on. After much inspection I discovered that upon start up the computer was trying to log in to an account named "admin" automatically and the two user accounts that we manage were nowhere in sight. I was able to select the "other user" option and manually enter the log in credentials for both users and successfully log on.

I had never seen this "admin" account before and am confident that it was not created by a user of the PC. I decided to view the accounts via "manage accounts" and it is nowhere in sight. I looked on the C drive and also did no... Read more

A:Unknown "admin" user automatically trying to log-on.

Hi there, welcome to Seven Forums
It seems the Administrator account has been activated within Windows 7.
Follow the link to a tutorial below to disable the 'admin' account:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

As you have not set any restrictions, it is most likely a user of the PC in question has activated this account beforehand and has thrown you off as you have never seen it before Just follow the tutorial to disable it and tell us if the PC tries to login automatically onto another account. Good luck!

Dom

EDIT: If you are to use the command prompt method please bear in mind what is said:
"NOTE: If you had previously renamed the built-in "Administrator" account's name, then you will need to substitute administrator in the command below with the new name instead."
So that 'new name' may be 'admin'. If the account is still there just try and use the default name 'administrator'.

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My laptop is part of a corporate network. I occasionally connect a vpn to access network files but mostly use it as stand-alone. I also have PGP Desktop to encrypt my hard-drive which is synchronized over the network when I am connected for backup. My user ID has administrator permissions.

Today i tried to empty the recycle bin which was quite full. I received a message that i needed admin permissions. for some of the files. After repeated attempts, I got to one stubborn file that will not go away, yielding only the need permissions error. I tried logging in as local admin but could not access my recycle bin from there. I tried logging into the VPN before deleting, I even tried to restore the file but still got the same error.

I spent a couple hours looking on the internet but didn't find anything useful

Any ideas would be appreciated. Attached is an image of the error. Interestingly the file name listed in the error is not the same as the file I am trying to purge.

A:Unable to empty Recycle Bin: "Need Admin Permissions"

The PDF file is a temporary file as it has a "$" at the beginning.

However, there is really no need to empty the recycle bin. It is limited to a certain size. When it gets full, the next file that is sent to the recycle bin "bumps" the oldest, which is deleted.

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On Windows XP, installing iTunes requires admin rights. However, it is not good to use an admin account for regular work. For the Palm Desktop, the workaround was to grant admin rights to the user account, install the application using the user-turn-admin account, then ungrant admin rights. Will this last step cause problems for iTunes, or does iTunes require admin rights for its regular operation (outside of being installed)?

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Hi everybody, I'm experiencing a weird problem with Windows 8 Pro x64. Although I'm on the only user account on Windows (that is the administrator one), it looks like I don't have the Admin privileges and need to manually request them each time.

For instance, when I install some programs (e.g., VLC, Deamon tools, Dropbox...), I often receive errors similar to "Windows could not elevate", or "Windows doesn't have sufficient rights to install from a temporary directory". This is easily fixed by right-clicking the executable and selecting "Run as administrator", but is this working as intended? I have another Windows 8 installation where it just works without this workaround.

Do I need to change some settings?

A:Administrator user needs to manually "elevate" each time

Hi,

1. Please post the exact error messages you're getting (hint: you can Ctrl+C when the dialog is active and then Ctrl+V).
2. Does the problem ever occur when you elevate intentionally? E.g. when you type cmd on the start screen and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
3. Create a new administrative account, log in and report whether the problem exists in it.

Vadim

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Hello

Interestingly on boot up I see "another user" but the picture is blank, with a frame around it (I can see through it to the boot wallpaper that I have changed to prove) ..

Who is another user?

Please help as I have been on the 2 days now

A:Created admin User but can see on 'Switch User" cntrl/alt/del

Sorry to bump but things have changed somewhat, and yes could start a new topic but will try the edit function as I am not here often. I see 110 views and that's promising

Please advise who is this "another user" icon/picture is blank, with a frame around it (I can see through it to the boot wallpaper that I have changed to prove) .. on control /alt/ delete.

I now have admin rights back (previous problem) but this "another user" can't be found anywhere (I know of) except at login. I am stumped..

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A little bit of back story-- Company doesn't have an IT guy, I'm the local PC "expert", they stick me in charge of setting up the new server they purchased. I can accomplish just about anything I want/need out of my computers, so I figured this task wouldn't be too far out of my knowledge range. Mind you, I have zero experience in Server OS. It was purchased from Dell, so all the initial setup was already done.

First, I went in and installed the AD Domain Services and DNS Server roles. Configured the new forest domain to mybusiness.local and restarted server after installation completed.

Then, I downloaded and installed Exchange Server 2016. It did its prerequisite checks and found no errors. Restarted computer and opened Exchange Administrative Center, only to receive the "Object not found. Error 404" nonsense. I double-checked that all Exchange processes were running. The only one I'm having trouble with is Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication. I get a dialog box stating that it started and then stopped.

I've tried researching the issue, but I haven't been able to find anything with a resolution.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v5 @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16341 Mb
Graphics Card: Matrox G200eR (Renesas) WDDM 1.2, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 59 GB (11 GB Fr... Read more

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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:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PccGuide.exe
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:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.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:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.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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hi
I am helping friends mom and dad who's son ended up in jail. Got caught and done for DD (DUI)and got 8 months (not the first time) His mom and dad want to recover the pictures and some other financial files but all were kept under admin account Here is the catch. There is only 1 user account which is guest..and this machine is network machine ( there are 5 computers all up)
From user account I cannot access his files, have tried deleting the password through command prompt but access denied.
Funny thing is Admin account does not show up at the start up or at log in. Speaking to him I need network admin password to be able to extract the files but with all things going on he has forgotten it all.
I have tried taking hard drive out and connecting it to my machine but I am still asked for admin password (UAC)
Is there anything I can do from guest account to elevate guest to admin to take ownership of given files....
Registry change, command prompt does not work. I have not tried safe mode, but i guess it will be same story.

A:no admin rights but user only

Hi,

Its pretty difficult for us to suggest something since we can't verify the authenticity of the request. The best bet here is for him to remember the password and pass it on to you - hopefully he can do that soon.

Regards,
Golden

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I tried to google this and it seems neither is possible but I wanted to hear the truths from the horses mouth.

I have a Win 7 Pro x64 computer with 2 users who boths needs to be able (this really is a must) install software on the computer but they can't have access to each other's private folders (user folder). Basically I see 2 theoretical options:

a) make 2 standard user accounts and give these accounts the right to install software. Is this possible and if yes how?

b) make 2 admin user accounts and prevent them from accessing to each other's user folder. I can do this but not in a way that doesn't mess with windows (basically I would encrypt the file but then windows wouldn't be able to use the folder like it is built to use it and I'm pretty sure this would cause problems). Is there another way to do this which doesn't cause problems with windows?

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help.

A:Installing rights to standard user or prevent an admin user something

a) This may be possible in theory but it would not be easy. Don't go there.
b) All administrators are equal. Any restrictions you impose can be undone by another.
The only practical way to do what you want is to encrypt the users folders. Windows doesn't care about user folders so that is not an issue.

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Hi

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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I don't know how it happened.

In Control Panel, I am the admin.
In netplwiz, I am in Administrators.
(I remember it as being HomeUsers, Administrators).

Can I solve this?

A:Only User, Administrator, but have no admin rights!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed


I don't know how it happened.

In Control Panel, I am the admin.
In netplwiz, I am in Administrators.
(I remember it as being HomeUsers, Administrators).

Can I solve this?


What do you want to solve? What problems are you having?

Regards....Mike Connor

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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
many thanks in advance for any assistance!

i am logged in as admin in xp but have lost rights and am unable to change/add any accounts.

hoping to avoid a complete reinstall - thanks again!!

hjt log as follows:-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:03:24, on 20/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\defensewall_serv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\OO Software\CleverCache\ooccag.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Fomatik\TrueImageTryStartService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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Hi,

Anyone know how to allow a user with 'Power User' rights to initialize an external hard drive.

Run-as local admin doesn't quite work. I also started the initialization process then gave the drive back to the user to finish formatting in NTFS. However, the HD is 2 tb and he only got to 10 mb before Win7 quits and shoots failed error.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Ben

A:user with non-admin rights can't initialize drive

If you have the drive hooked up and you initialize it, what is stopping you from formatting it for them to begin with? It's of little use till it is formatted, a quick format takes less time than informing a user they need to format there newly initialized drive. Or am I missing something?

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OK, So here's my situation. My step son downloaded a bunch of virus' which hosed my computer. I just finished realoading windows and all my software and now I'm going through and removing things from his start menu so he only has access to limited programs, he's 9 and he doesn't know to go into the c:/program files to get anything. I was in his standard user account moving stuff so it would only show up on my login. So when it came up and asked for an administrator password I typed in my password and did what I had to do. The only problem is now he still has access to those things that I authorized. I can now go into his account and access my documents. I would think you would have to put in the administrator password every time but obviously that's not the case. How do I reset that so he no longer has access to that stuff?
 

A:Removing Admin rights from a user account

I assume that you were working from within his account in moving the shortcuts, and gave the password to let you access folders in your account. The result is that the file permissions on those folders have changed to let him in whenever he wants. If this is correct, you should be able to reset the permissions on each of those folders using this article in the Techguy Library of Knowledge:
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/File_Permissions

By the way if you have Windows 7, you may be able to use the Windows Parental Controls to help keep him out of mischief.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
 

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I am the sole user of this computer.

The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.

I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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Is it possible to create user account with limited administration permissions?
I would like to create user with permissions for installing and removing programs and access to "basic" setting.
It must not have access to Local GPO, Registry... - "advanced" settings.

OS: Windows 8.1 x64 Pro

Please advise.

A:Create user with limited admin rights

The only way to do this would be to control the PC via Group Policy. There is no other way of limiting someone's administrative power.

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I have been working on setting up an old PC basically just to play & organize music for me. I put Windows 2000 Pro on it, and was playing around with the group policy editor.

I made a 2nd user for the system, and planned on lowering the rights of that user so that other people could use it and I wouldn't have to worry about anything happening to the computer.

My problem is that when I am logged on as the admin and I change the policy, it affect not only the other users set up on the computer, but the admin also! This isn't what I want at all!! I want to know how to deny normal users (users, power users, etc...) the right to do many things without affecting the admin account.

Thanks
-WesLee
 

A:Setting user rights without affecting admin

Local policies affecet everyone that uses the computer. There is nothing within windows that can change that unless you are running a Domain environment.

There are a few pieces of software that can help you with this though.
If you were running Windows XP you could use Doug Knox's XP security console.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm

There is also the PAC security Tool.
http://pacomputing.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7593
 

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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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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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Hi, I saw this message earlier on my computer and I don't know what it means or how to fix it? Would some mind helping please. 
 
Thanks.

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In XP I used to be able to right click the Start button as a way to check if the logged on user had admin rights. If I saw "Explore All Users" I knew the user had admin rights.

i'm using the Domain Admin account on a new machine and i'm trying to run my WSUS client fix batch file and its erroring out as if i didn't have admin rights

mind you, this is the first time i'm using W7 in a domain environment (finally was able to upgrade some boxes) so i feel back in n00b status as i never really had to worry about it at home (not knowing admin rights that is).

sorry if this has been explained elsewhere, but i suck at searching and didn't find anything.

i just want the cheap and cheesy way of checking for admin rights ala XP please!

thx
lv

A:Lame QotM: Easy way to see if user has admin rights?

with the new windows 7 machines come new group policy settings to manage "domain admin" rights on local machines... You'll need to either install server 2008 and DCpromo it OR... You can add the patch to a 2003 DC in order to complete the NEW GPO for the windows 7 machines.

or just manaully add "Domain Admins" through: (control userpasswords2)

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Hi there you all!
I just installed windows 7 64bit and i am having this new enigma with the proper way of installing my apllications:
I read that there are some applications that should be installed using the "run as administrator" option, and some of them not.
My question is how do i know a program should be installled using this option??

Is it possible that a program doesn 't run correctly or without optimun capacity because of using the wrong usser account??

How do i know that i am not running as Admin by default?

Which account should i use by default in order to be optimally safe?

Why when I go to my computer/manage/Local users and group/Users/double click on Administrator i see the "Account is disabled" check box checked??

Thanks in advance and sorry for my ignorance, i just need a clear and easy explanation for this because i have a lot installing to do (Audio plugins and softwares) and i think i need to be clear about this...

Thanks in advance
Cheers
Alberto

A:User Account or Admin rights to install softwares??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam


Hi there you all!
I just installed windows 7 64bit and i am having this new enigma with the proper way of installing my apllications:
I read that there are some applications that should be installed using the "run as administrator" option, and some of them not.
My question is how do i know a program should be installled using this option??

Is it possible that a program doesn 't run correctly or without optimun capacity because of using the wrong usser account??

How do i know that i am not running as Admin by default?

Which account should i use by default in order to be optimally safe?

Why when I go to my computer/manage/Local users and group/Users/double click on Administrator i see the "Account is disabled" check box checked??

Thanks in advance and sorry for my ignorance, i just need a clear and easy explanation for this because i have a lot installing to do (Audio plugins and softwares) and i think i need to be clear about this...

Thanks in advance
Cheers
Alberto



1-for safety use a standard account.
2-run app normally unless they wont run. If run as admin is needed do so.
3-Which admin account is disabled?

Ken

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Hi,
We have installed a SmartMusic program for my son's Trumpet practice.

However, it runs on his user login, only if I grant him admin rights.

I do not want to grant him admin rights to the laptop, but cannot find any way to grant just that particular program to run as admin on his login...

Can someone help? Its a Vista Home version of Windows...

A:Admin rights for a single program to standard user

Welcome
You can give this a try and hope. The run as adminstrtor feature was put there by the software and not Vista.
You can turn off the UAC
User Account Control (UAC)

Then right click on the software, probably properties, then advanced (or compatibility tab). In Compatibility or advanced tab. check run as administrator
Let me know how that works.

When you right click on the software, type in the software name in the search function by stat button, and then right click when it pops up. Do not click on any shortucuts.

For smart music rather than advanced, it might be under compatiblity tab.

If you do disable UAC, all Administrator users must exercise caution. The UAC is a warning that changes will be made to the system and not just to user account

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Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.

A:Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

Originally Posted by henriquelicori


Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.



I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.

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I have a lab of computers on a domain that students use. They need to run an accounting program that is already installed on the machines. When a student tries to run the program they instantly get blocked with an error message saying they need Power User rights or administrative rights. There would be an issue giving the students those rights for the whole machine, but how would I allow those rights just for the program?

Ive tried running the program as administrator and even having it automatically run as an administrator for all users and still got the same error.

A:Power User or Admin rights needed to run program

Hello KH, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure how this may work on a domain, but you might see if you may be able to use either tutorial to create a elevated shortcut that standard users could run elevated without getting an error or UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

OR

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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