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Q: Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids to be able to view the contents of). Also not a viable solution is re-organizing the directory structure of ownCloud (i.e. putting photos at the top and everything else in another directory called "not_for_kids" or whatever -- the problem with that solution is that this directory ownCloud is shared by me on many machines and if I start changing things around then various scripts running on other machines would immediately fail -- the directory structure cannot be messed with, I think I need to have most directory names in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud not visible, but the entire directory C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos visible).

I'm not worried whether the kids can access the directory directly or via some network share or anything -- I just don't want them to see the names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud. In unix this would be easy to do, because one has very fine control on who can see what; one could remove read access from C:\Users\Dad but still allow read access to subdirectories. How does one do that in Windows?

PS Lol "I'm having trouble sharing" (a clickable option on the Share window). That sometimes applies to my kids -- nice to see that it applies to me today.

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A: Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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Hello,
I was trying to figure out a way to block admin share access over windows domain network.
These are my requirements:

Desktop Support Engineers should have administrator privileges on all domain joined windows workstation machines. Domain Users should not have administrator privileges on their workstations.Desktop support engineers should not be able to access admin share over the network.Domain Admin must have full access on Admin Share.
So I have added NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE as a member of Buit-In administrators group and I have added Desktop Support Group as a member of NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE.
Which actually blocked admin share access over network for Desktop support engineers. however I was not able to control Domain Users getting Administrative privileges on domain joined PCs from above settings.

How can I control this admin share access?   

Thanks in advance.
Isurinda.

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Hi Team,

As per our security requirement we need to block C$ share on the network,but we need to enable Admin$ as we are using SCCM to push softwares ,how to achieve this?

TechGUy,System Administrator.

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I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer.... without having access to the internet.


I only have one computer. But I have 7 different user accounts on that one computer. I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents (files and folders etc)

I went to Administrator Documents, then I Right clicked on a folder, then I clicked on Share With>specific people> I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared, and now I need to email a link to the specific user account.

I do all this and then switch user. I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click. I try to copy and paste into the users documents, but it will not copy and paste.

I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there....but nothing is there.

What am I doing wrong?
thanks
Granny

A:one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents

I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.

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I hope someone can help me.

Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had disabled these! Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account didn't have admin privileges.

I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off. (i only have one account anyways)

Ive looked on google extensively, Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over, but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work, lost mail settings etc. Not really workable.

Tried system restore to no avail.

Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc. No change.

My guess is that something has got corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin. I can't use my software and i have a deadline!!

Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something!

Jen

A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Welcome
Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rs-groups.html
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom
 

A:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin

bump
 

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Server 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2, fully updated.

I've done as much research as my eyes can handle, and I've got my server set up. Now, when I create a user account, everything seems to work fine.
But when I set up a user with Admin rights, the user cannot write to the shares on the server, despite setting permissions accordingly. Even after I've just said "hell with it" and added the user to every group in the system. No writing. Reading is fine though.
While I was logged in to the server as local Administrator...

On step two, where I had blithely added my UserId to every group in the system, I then went to each "root" folder that was shared, and added myself to the users of the folder, then granted myself Full Control.

Under Security tab, my name/UserID is listed, with all check boxes filled in for full control.

I log out of local Admin, and log in as me - ON the server - and still no write access. I can read and copy all I want, but no writing to that shared folder.

Then I tried by logging in to another system connected to the server, same thing. No writing. Should I use the Sharing tab -> Permissions button instead? Or both? Or is it something else that's stopping it?

This is the only thing holding me up, really.
 

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I'm trying to use PsTools to remotely send messages to clients (using the 'msg' program) regarding the network (e.g. a server is going to reboot). When using it in command prompt, it works for some machines, but for others, it errors about not being able to use the admin$ share on the target computer. I tried accessing the share via Run..., but again, it failed. The targets are all Windows XP. How do I make sure the admin$ share is accessible by the domain controller?
 

A:admin$ share

Usually any share with a $ on it is a default admin share and is
limited to the local computers admin acount.
You probably need to change them to standard shares by unsharing
it and clicking apply,then share it again and apply.
That should change the share to one without the $ limitation.
 

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I found after the Windows Update in Nov 2017, most of PCs (more than 500) in my company change the Admin$ Share behavior. Now the Admin$ Share can read only but not writable. Any ways to fix it?

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Hello,
I try to mount a network drive using command net use between 2 computers : 
Windows XP (admin$) (keyboard Qwerty, EN)
Windows 10 Pro (net use) (keyboard Azerty, FR)
net use p: \\<ip_xp>\admin$ /user:<ip_xp>\administrator  <password>
But I have the error inside the sÚcurity event viewer : 529
Something like that : 
Logon
Failure:
Reason:
Unknown user name or bad password
User
Name: susan (different every few mins)
Domain:

Logon
Type: 3
Logon
Process: NTLMSSP
Authentication
Package: MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
Workstation
Name: 
Caller
User Name: username
Caller
Domain: our romain
Caller
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Caller
Process ID: 9692
Transited
Services: -
Source
Network Address: -
Source
Port: -





https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/afffa8c5-f51e-48e1-a4eb-ad4802035b61/security-alert-event-id-529-logon-type-3?forum=winserversecurity

(The goal is to build a VM through VMware Converter)

Regards,

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Hey guys,
I am a networking major in college right now, and this is going to sound horrible, but i was wondering how you install the admin tools and Active directory on windows xp pro. I know on server 2003, you have that window that comes up when you first boot into the os, where you can choose a server role, and choose domain controller to get AD, but how do you do this in xp pro? is it only possible to do it online? is there another way to install AD in 2003 besides choosing a server role?
As a matter of fact, could someone possibly post the options and ways of installing AD on both OS's (including installing the admin tools, which i think are already there when you install server 2003 on a system???). It has been a while, and i have forgotten alot of this, and was wondering about it last night, and google didn't help. Thanks in advance guys!
 

A:installing admin tools and active directory...

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My computer started acting funny after watching videos online and getting tons of pop-ups. Some of which claimed I could have a potential virus. Now I know this came from a site and I should never read into it. but it had me wondering.
Then i noticed all of sudden some of the websites I was looking at like would stop opening and would be unavailble.
Now I have AVG Virus Protection on my computer. It is letting me know that my PC health is not good cause the administrative share is enabled and it says I should disable it. 
i do not fully understand what this means and why this was an issue in the first place. What should I do? Do I enable or disable and why?

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but it looks like a great place.

I was wondering if anyone had found a solution to accessing the default admin shares (c$, d$, etc) on a vista machine over the network.

I've tried the solution mentioned here: Default Admin Share C$

But it didn't fix anything.

I can access other non-admin shares on the computer but can't access any of the admin shares. I'd rather not have to create more shares, but obviously that is a solution.

Thanks in advance.
John

A:Accessing Deault Admin Share

Hi, 06graphite, and welcome to the forums.

I assume you went through the entire thread and tried all 2 (or 3) suggestions?

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A:Help admin users gone?

Serious help needed my comp is useless like this
 

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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Greetings all.

Here's what we're working with...

Windows XP Pro SP3 machines.
Workgroup environment connected to our company domain via Sonicwall VPN devices. Each workgroup computer has a WINS entry so we can resolve names to IP's.

I can ping the PC names, but when trying to access the administrative share, the PC is not found. I know i overlooked some mundane detail, and to be honest, i need a hand since my brain hurts.

Anyone?
 

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Hey

Does anyone know the answer to this? I have created a workgroup, my desktop and a laptop, both using XP pro accessing using same netgear router... I have created an account on the laptop (the one i was to connect to) called luke and this has been added to the admin group.

Now I login onto my desktop as luke so i figured the laptop would let me access its admin$ share? i can access the laptops basic share folder (shareddocs)... but when i try to connect to the laptops admin$ a "connect to" screen which shows the username set to "guest" which is greyed out and cant be changed! I even added guest to the admin group and set a password to see what would happen but still no difference
 

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Here is EXACTLY what it says

Windows could not connect to the system event notification service service.
Please consult your system administrator.

Now I checked the system event log, and all of that stuff means nothing to me.

Talked to the system admin, he doesn't know either.

So please help me out!
 

A:Limited (Non Admin) users cannot log on!?!

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I downloaded windows 10 on my husband's desktop computer. He is the one user. Somehow his stuff is separated into two users - me being the other user. It may be a problem with our google/gmail accounts that messed things up, but I didn't do anything to indicate their would be two users. My husband seems to think that what I do on my desktop PC affects him. Should I see a local specialist on this and if so, who am I looking for? I'm just an average computer user with no tech knowledge.

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"Could not load or run 'C:\Users\admin\Temp\csrss.exe' specified in the registry. My computer has been doing this for a while, but i was ignoring it, but i need help on what to do...

A:"Could not load or run 'C:\Users\admin

Hello, looks like a broken malware file. Lets try this way firstRun TFC by OT (Temp File Cleaner)Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

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Having recently rebuilt Win 2k due to corruption because of using it as Administrator, I now intend to use it as a Standard or Restricted User; but although all of my programs run fine from the Administrator account, some of them will not run from the other account. Have given the other accounts Full Control in Security Properties but still no good. Any suggestions please.
PS I had several 'tech support chats' with MS and was given a phone number to ring which is unobtainable.
 

A:Non admin users in Win 2k cannot run programs

I have found the answer myself! Actually with a little help from Ansys Tech Support.
Log on as Administrator:
You need to use regedt32.exe (regedit.exe will not do) and in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE click Security and Permissions AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN! Click Add, select Everyone in the next top screen, click Add in the middle, and OK at the bottom. Back in the Security screen, Select Everyone in the top screen, and click the READ box in the lower screen to put a tick in it.
This has enabled all of my Restricted users to use any program.
 

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Hi!
i have windows7 on my pc with an admin (me) and a normal user (my brother) part, every time i install a program, win7 don't ask me nothing, and install in both parts, now i want to install some programs only in my admin section, and i want the other users can't see the program i've installed, they can't see, they can't touch, they can't do any damage XD

someone can help me?
thank you
Y.

A:Windows7 admin & users

Down load the program. Right click on icon go to properties>compatibility> change setting for users >privileges. Then select what you want.

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kindly let me know script to check admin share is disabled or not 
assume i have list of machines how to check admin share is disabled or not on windows 7 computers

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Hi there, I'm sat here at my mum's at the moment, and she really needs to me help fix a computer error for her I've googled and searched and can't seem to fix the error, if you could help me asap I would really appreciate it please

Basically, she has two user accounts on her pc - both set to admin. She uses admin B all the time and admin A rarely.

Admin A contains Microsoft Office (preinstalled on the pc), but she can't access it from Admin B - which is what she ultimately wants to do.

How can I set it so she can access it from her regular admin account (B)?

I hope this is clear enough and thank so much in advance of your kind help

Happy New Year
 

A:2 Admin Accounts - Share Programmes? (quick help if poss please)

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My laptop has only ever had one admin user account with full access to sensitive information, but I have now added a non-admin account which needs occasional access to restricted content.

I want to give temporary access only to a personal folder.

It seems that once the non admin user opens the specific restricted folder (and I input my admin password), this gives permanent access to this folder. To deny access again, I have to log back into my admin account and click 'Stop Sharing'.

Is there a way to time-out access, or have access automatically suspended via switch user/log off?

Many thanks
D

A:TEMPORARILY share a folder between admin/nonadmin accounts

Instead of using Explorer you can get more control with
Net Use




Also in a command prompt run this for options list
net use /?

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I'm the administrator for my company but was not around when the original IT here setup the account settings and whatnot.

The issue I'm having is with the UAC. For most users whenever they try to install a file, add a printer, or make and kind of setting changes, the UAC pops up and prompts for a password. But as I work with more employees I'm noticing that some of their accounts won't give me the option to enter my login and thus, not able to make appropriate changes to their computers.

It doesn't seem to have a real pattern as to who it is affecting (e.g it's happening to newly created users as well as long time employees). I feel it prudent to say that I've got no official training in this field and am self taught. That isn't to say I won't be able to answer followup questions or elaborate on the issue.

Thanks for any help/advice you can give.

A:UAC not prompting certain users for admin login

Is that happening on an individual machine that many people share (under their own account each) or across many computers for each one? Are they using domain accounts or locally defined users?
A few things to check beforehand would be, that UAC is really enabled where the problem happens and that the users are really standard without admin rights.

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When users with admin privileges have ownership of files and folders, do those files and folders remain, or are they deleted?

This question arises from having tried to copy my primary admin profile to that of a new (backup) admin user. During that tedious and unsuccessful process, I had to change ownership and privileges of a number of folders and files, and now some of my programs are having trouble finding needed files. So rather than wading through everything and changing the settings back, I'd prefer to delete the new admin user -- as long as I won't lose the files.

Does that even make sense? (It's way past my bedtime!)

A:Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

Make copys of all the files you want to keep or use an admin account and pull the files onto the account you wish to keep then delete the old one. As long as you have a copy that you have privileges to on the account you are going to keep you should be fine, just make sure to keep a copy of all the files that you can get into.

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Hi, how can i grant local computer admin rights to the domain users on the same computer? Please help, thanks.
 

A:admin rights for domain users

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One of my users wants to use a different Office Assistant in MS Word. Pain in the *** I say, but it's a simple change so I go to make it.
She can't change it logged on as herself due to access restrictions. I try to map the drive as the admin but can't due to conflicting credentials or something of that nature. Then I log on as admin and make the change, but of course the change isn't propagated into the users account. And this brings me to my point. I'm new to administrating on a corporate level so bear with me...

We have our users locked down, and that won't change. So, when one of them wants a change to their system that requires admin rights, how do I do it and make sure the change happens to the user's account as well. Is there some way I can log on as admin in their account? With the above example what's the solution?

Thanks.
Kevin
 

A:Admin trying to make changes to users settings

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Hi all,

a works laptop has gone screwey (it mainly affects the user account) and i need to get the pop3 mail settings etc off that account.
It lets me log in as admin only, albeit very slow and haphazard. It hangs when trying to log in as the user.
Whilst logged in as admin is there any way i can access the users email and export to a .pst so i can then re-import it onto a working laptop? If i log in to the user in safe mode, then try opening outlook it comes up with an error, asking me to restart the program or reinstall.
Using Outlook 2003 on XP Pro SP2 laptop.
Thanks for any help offered
 

A:Exporting users .pst from Admin account

Just browse to the relevant folder in the user's Documents and Settings..

If it denies access, take ownership of the folder and subfolders.
 

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Hi, how can i grant local computer admin rights to the domain users on the same computer? Please help, thanks.
 

A:admin rights for domain users

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After the updates (kb958690, kb905866, kb960225) were installed on the morning of 3/10, sound no longer functions on users that do not have admin privileges. If I log back into an admin account everything works fine. I've rolled back the Windows Mail (kb905866) update, but it has had no effect. Given that the other two are for security updates, I left those in place.

For other reference, I run a Sony VIAO media center that was working fine before that update. And after the update, there is one of the standard application services from Sony that is not prompting for an admin password when logging into a non-admin account. Entering the correct information has no effect.

Without rolling back security updates, or opening up all users as admin, are there any ideas on how to get the sound back?

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Hi all, everytime I install a new program it is available to all other users on my home pc. I am the administrator but not sure how to install for only me. Also for programs already installed how can I remove them from others users but keep them available for me to use. Thanks

A:Install new program in admin, not other users

Hello cjrolls

Boot into Safe Mode
Right click on the installation file/Properties /Security.
Click Add /Advanced /Find Now
Select the Users you want to block
OK
then OK again
Under ?Deny for each user? put a check at ?Full Control?
Apply
OK.

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Hi,

-Admin users can dialup and access internet without problem
-PowerUsers can dialup, but are not able to transfer data. DNS-Error/ Cannot access the page. The DNS is not the problem. Entering the IP in the browser does not help. Napster did not work either, and probably no other application.

As soon as I give the users admin access, it works fine. Tried to create a new user account, but the same problem.

Tried to reinstall IE5.5. I use win2000 with sp2. It worked fine before. I've resently restored from a crash. Tape restore on top of another basic installation.

Any ideas?

 

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I'm trying to generate a report from AD, to display users with admin access per server in our fleet. 
How would I go about doing this?

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Today I was adding my first two Win7 client workstations to our Active Directory. We map drives via GPO to WinXP SP3 clients with no problems. Today I joined my first Win7 client with no problem. However, when I log in on the Win7 client (users with local admin priv) , I don't get any drive mappings. If I switch the users to the local users group, then the drive mappings will appear. Also, if I disable the UAC (user access control), a user with local admin rights will get their drive mappings.

I don't want to operate without the extra protection of the UAC, but is there a way to have local admin rights and get your drive mappings (with the UAC enabled)???

Thanks in advance

A:Drives won't map for users with Admin rights

There is a way but I believe you need to go into the group policy editor to do so. This procedure is for Vista but it should also work for Windows 7.


To change the elevation prompt behavior for administrators Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then Security Options.
Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators.
From the drop-down menu, select one of the following settings:Elevate without prompting (tasks requesting elevation will automatically run as elevated without prompting the administrator)
Prompt for credentials (this setting requires user name and password input before an application or task will run as elevated)
Prompt for consent (default setting for administrators)

Click OK.
Close the Local Security Settings window.
To change the elevation prompt behavior for standard users Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then Security Options.
Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users.
From the drop-down menu, select one of the following settings:Automatically deny elevation requests (standard users will not be able to run programs requiring elevation, and will not be prompted)
Prompt for c... Read more

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Hi all new to the forum. My sister has given me her go stream, I'm having trouble figuring out how to delete her account and add my own. Anyone able to help with this?Thanks in advance

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tonight my mother takes over my admin account and is setting parental controls so it sets a time so i can log on, i have made a user account and still want to get my files from my admin folder, but i cant... is there anyway i can go around this..

its just that i cant be bothered moving files over to the user account...the parental controls are temporary till i control myself on how long i am on my computer, because atm i am not listerning to my perants requests and i end up forgetting what they have asked me, which i get in to trouble if i don't do what i am told

any help would be ace!!!

A:trying to get into my admin folder from users account

Hello Harley,

We will not help you bypass your mother's wishes. If you want this resolved, you will need to talk to her to allow you to.

Thread closed.

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If you post anymore posts trying to circumvent your mother's Parental Control settings here, you will be permanently banned.

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Hey all,

I need to allow some of our users to start an application on their workstations, but UAC will only allow admin users to start this application (control software for remote security cameras). The workstations are running Windows 7, and our server architecture is Server 2003. We'd prefer the application to be installed on the local machines rather than run directly from the server. Does anyone know a way to allow a user to start such an app without A) having administrator privileges, and B) completely disabling UAC?

Thanks!

A:Allowing access to non-admin users

Hi sqlreid and welcome to Sevenforums!

There's this way: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

In short you use the built-in administrator account and store the password in the Credential Manager. But it's not a perfect solution, make sure you read the information in the warning boxes!

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Hi gurus,

I recently have installed windows 8. It works great so far for me. Currently, I have an administrator account and a normal user account.
What i noticed here was, whenever i install a software on the administrator side (for eg: Spotify), it does not go into program files but another folder : C:\Users\JohnDoe\AppData\Roaming or LocalUser...

And on the User side, it will not show the program that I have installed in the administrator side. I tried doing the application search type on the metro, it does not show anything up at all.
Usually when I install software, some application has a setting where it says install for all users, but this time there are software that does not have that options,and I would like whatever I have on the admin end to show up on the user end. Anyway I can do that?

Any ideas how can i do that?

Thanks!

A:Application install on Admin not in users

Some programs will do that.
I'm not sure why but Spotify does it.
There is quite a few topics asking very same question. For instance: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Mac/Change-install-location-of-Spotify/td-p/23471

I found out that Google Chrome will do very same thing: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/umUC6G8mTkA

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Hi All,

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I have used the guide on how to enable and hide the in-built admin account and was successful however I found that after making the account I used to set up Windows 7 from admin to standard user and then disabling the in-built admin account the UAC setting would not correctly work, as it wanted admin privileges but it was not giving me the option to enter the admin password. The ok button would be greyed out.

Has anyone come across this before and if so what is the solution.

A:Admin and Standard Account Users

Never happened to me before, however, did you try going into safemode and sorting it out from there?

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Hello, I just purchased a new lenovo v570 laptop runing windows 7 home premium.

I scanned an image using my Epson NX 400 usb all-in-one printer. Then I tried to save it to my external USB enclosed sata drive. I haven't had any problem like this before. They said, I didn't have permission. I am running the laptop as an administrator. What other permission do I need? Antivirus and firewall software is all up and funny functional.
 

A:Scanned Image Using Windows Paint. Asked For Admin. Permission, but I am on Admin.

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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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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

- I ran the AVG scan and removal tool for the Gaelicum.A virus - it didn'... Read more

A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

Thanks
Buck

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