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Standard User can see Admin's private files

Q: Standard User can see Admin's private files

I have 2 accounts on my Vista x64 installation, 1 Admin and 1 Standard User.

In Windows Explorer, the Standard User is unable to browse to the folders belonging to the Admin User (e.g C:\Users\Admin). Fine.

But.... if the Standard User uses the Search field in Windows Explorer, and chooses "Search in SubFolders", files from the whole system (which meet the search criteria) are displayed, and the Standard User can open them. This is surely a bug right?

I scratched my head wondering how my 5 year old how had managed to get my CV from my private folder to his Desktop, until I realised how he was doing it

Try it, and see if you have the same problem, and better still, post a solution if you have one.

Cheers

Adrian

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A: Standard User can see Admin's private files

Type this command into the command prompt (elevated)

Icacls C:\users\admin\* /deny (username of user who is not supposed to access files):F

That should deny that user access to the files.

I think it was because you did not set him to either grant ot deny so the computer for some reason let him access them. Looks like a bug. However, if you execute that command above he will be explicitly denied access to the files.

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate - and I've noticed that from a secondary standard account, users can access the admin's files (my files) from simply going into C:/users/xxx... or by accessing them from windows search.

I want to prevent this from happening - I've tried preventing access to my user folder, but it is still accessible from another account. Scouring Google hasn't brought me results either Can anyone help resolve this problem?

A:Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

have you given admin rights to the User account in qestion?

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I have created two new user accounts. The first I set up as a standard account, logged on, did a few things, then logged off, logged on as my administrator account and editted the account to be an administrator. When I log back on as this account, it appears that the user still does not have administrator privileges even though under the user it says "Administrator". For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails. However, the second account created started as an adminstrator account and exhibits neither of these problems.

I just haven't seen anything in posts about this and wonder what the difference is and if there is anything that "second class" administrator user can do to become a "first class" administrator.

A:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

Quote:
For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails.


Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
Does UAC control ask for username/password? This is the case for standard accounts
Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
system built-in admin account has admin rights always
manually made account with admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup.
manually made account without admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup (enter a admin's username and password).
That's how it should work

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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,

Somehow I got all my installations / settings in a standard user. It IS marked as Administrator, but access is definitely limited.
There is a "real" Administrator account, though.
Basically I want "Gilad" user to have complete admin access. I don't care which way.

Thanks.

Accounts overview



My main account where all my stuff is




"Real" admin account
 

A:Merge standard user into Admin user?

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hey everyone
there is only one standard user in my laptop (win8) and no administrator .
i cant access to anything such as : user account control , device manager , ... and even i cant install any app and it just keep saying : insert a smart card .
I've no smart card and anything like that .

A:there is no admin user - just standard

Find the tutorial that gives how to turn on the built-in administrator account. I'm not home, not on computer long enough to hunt for it.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Once inside the admin acct, maybe create an admin acct for your use, keeping the standard acct as is. Then, as needed, you can switch between your admin-level acct and std acct.

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Ok. My dad put a password on my main administrator and I accidently hit "Run as administrator" for one of my games. I made a standard account before he put as password on dunno why I did standard. Anyway now it requires a password for me to play the game. Is there a way I can change the standard account I am on now to admin so I can play?

A:Standard User to Admin

Welcome
I think that it would be the policy of the Forum to ask your Dad for the password. I am sure that you will appreciate this one day, when you are older, and have Children of your own.

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My younger sibling was "playing" on the computer and messed up EVERYTHING!!!! There is only one user account on this computer and they managed to change it from Admin to Standard and now I can't uninstall some things that I don't want/need anymore. How can I possibly change the account BACK to Admin when there isn't another account on the computer.

Also tried everything I could search up and Resetting the computer isn't possible without being Admin. Hopefully someone can help me!!
 

A:Changing Standard To Admin User

You can't do anything. Copy off all important data to a USB memory stick. Then download MS Media Creation Tool to generate a new Windows Setup DVD or USB memory sitck and use it to reinstall Windows.
 

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I have a computer that i have access to the standard user account but not the admin account and i tried resetting it but it says it needs an installation media when doing so but i cant download or make any changes due not having admin rights and im unsure what the admin password was set at. i do not have a password recovery and ive tried every thing i can think of what i set it to. the back door admin has been disabled and i dont mind factory restting it but im not sure how to go about getting a installation media.
 

A:Can only login to standard user not admin

Try downloading Windows 8.1 from Micro$oft here :- https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows8ISO

We can't help with passwords though because we can't be sure of the circumstances.
 

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I'm setting up a stolen laptop tracking software and want to leave a standard/non-admin user account open for a potential thief. The software requires someone to log in and connect to the internet in order to start tracking. So if I only have my personal admin account password protected, I will be out of luck. The problem is that while logged in as a standard user I am able to access recovery options. From there I can use advance startup and proceed to reset my pc. If a thief logs in and resets my pc right away, I will have no way of tracking them. I have windows 8.1 standard and have not been able to find any way from restricting access to the recovery options.

A:Non-Admin Standard User Able to Reset PC

If a potential thief has enough knowledge about computers, there's nothing you can do to stop it. You can make it harder for them to crack into the system such as put in a supervisory password in the BIOS so that before booting into Windows environment, you must enter the supervisory password. However, this password can also be cleared by using a jumper on the mother board.

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error code 80072efd. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks This all I get. Windows Update error 80072efd

A:Can only use update thru Admin not thru Standard user.

In general this means that the MS serves are busy and cannot send requests. I see no correlation between the code and the administrative account problem
Windows Update error 80072efd As you have already read.

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Actually the domain user restricted from the server, that user doesn't have any desktop background setting access.if i have local client administrator previlleges can i able to change the that domain user desktop background settings.

pls help me on this?
 

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Why I see different UAC slide bar for admin and Standard user ? When I log-in with Local built in admin user the UAC slider is set to: Notify only when program try to make changes to my computer (and do not dim my desktop). Don't notify when I make changes
to windows settings. Snapshot of UAC slide bar for When logged in with Local admin to windows as below:





While for Standard user (logged in with Standard user and then accessed UAC console by entering local admin credentials) it is set to: Always notify me (and do not dim my desktop) - Programs try to install or make changes to my computer. I make changes to windows
settings. Snapshot of UAC slide bar when logged in to windows with Standard domain user and accessed UAC console by running local admin credentials as prompted by UAC:




Can someone suggest whether the UAC slide bar setting should be same for all users (machine wide) ?



Amit


Amit R Loya

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Why I see different UAC slide bar for admin and Standard user ? When I log-in with Local built in admin user the UAC slider is set to: Notify only when program try to make changes to my computer (and do not dim my desktop). Don't notify when I make changes
to windows settings.


While for Standard user (logged in with Standard user and then accessed UAC console by entering local admin credentials) it is set to: Always notify me (and do not dim my desktop) - Programs try to install or make changes to my computer. I make changes to
windows settings.


Can someone suggest whether the UAC slide bar setting should be same for all users (machine wide) ?

Amit

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I am fairly new to most admin techniques but i know you can run an application (like cmd.exe) as an administrator, while the standard user is still signed into their account. Im just not sure how you do this, i have tried right clicking and running as an admin but it never prompts me to enter the Admin credentials...

So to clarify with an example, if i have a user as standard user, and i want to quickly be able to delete a file from the windows/system32 folder by keeping the current standard user still signed in how do i do this. I was under the impression that if i try to use "run as administrator" it would then prompt me to put in my Admin credentials but it does not.

windows 7 64bit, on a workgroup domain.... some of the employees i have had edited some windows files they shouldn't have, so in order to prevent them from continuing to do so i made them all standard users, but now i dont know how to use my admin account without having them sign out and then having to sign in with the admin account.

A:using Admin credentials on a standard user

Use runas from the command line. Otherwise you need UAC active.

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Hello,

I've just cleaned up a massive malware infection on my grandson's computer (HP Pavilion notebook) and upgraded it to Win 10 from its native Win 8. His account is a standard user vs admin. Everything's working fine. EXCEPT, he plays an online game which requires an admin password to boot. What I'm trying to do is create access to the program without having to log him in every time. The command I'm trying to implement is:

runas /user:ComputerName\Username /savecred "C:\path\to\file.exe"

Of course I swapped out the real computer name and user name, and I've tried working with the existing shortcut pinned to the taskbar, so I know I've got the correct file path. I've also tried creating a brand new shortcut, but I can't get the program to boot. Perhaps Win 10 doesn't allow a runas command for a standard user.

Is there another way - that isn't too complicated - to do this?

A:shortcut w/admin privileges for standard user

Hello 3point1,

You would need to use the credentials of the built-in Administrator account instead for that command to work.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Haven't been able to find an answer to this. What I thought was my admin acct "GLW" did not have full privileges, even though User acct showed as Admin. I'd go to do something and o/s would say no privileges. Sometimes if I clicked continue it would work, but most of the time not. I'm sorry to say I've done so much I can't tell exactly everything. However...
I've been able to create an Administrator account. GLW is now GLW-old and is Standard.
What I want to happen is that everything from GLW-old be inherited to the new Admin acct. (e.g. desktop and icons, etc.).

Note: During Win7 install I named the system FOGL. In the following 4 locations...
- Control Panel/Users/Manage Accounts shows... Admin; GLW-old; Guest.

- Explorer shows... C:/Users - FOGL 32.2 GB and dated 7/31/17; Default; GLW; Guest all with 0 bytes.

- Computer Management shows... Administrator, no full name, built in acct, member of Administrators [note the ending 's'; FOGL, GLW-old as full name, nothing for description, member of Administrators; Guest, no full name, built in acct, member of Guest.

- Task Manager... GLW\Admin 2ID Disconnected; GLW\FOGL 3ID Active

I'm able to log into Admin and GLW-old.

In the end all I want is the new Admin acct - I'm the ONLY user. I don't want Default, Guest, nor GLW-old. I hope you can sort this out for me. Thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Prof... Read more

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Hi
I'm working on a .NET app and I need to test this up as standard user. I am running as admin right now and I really don't wanna create a new standard account just to test this using "Run as different user" option. Any way to accomplish this?

A:Run application as standard user while logged in as admin

  
Quote: Originally Posted by daydr3am3r


Hi
I'm working on a .NET app and I need to test this up as standard user. I am running as admin right now and I really don't wanna create a new standard account just to test this using "Run as different user" option. Any way to accomplish this?


Daydr, I would not recommend this as it could give you the wrong action as the system would remember that your an admin.

You can create a standard account and then remove it later.

Rich

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Hi i would like to know is it possible Run a particular program without UAC, I am in a situation where a program for datacard always prompts for UAC to allow connection to internet, It works when i log into admin account. But the program always asks for UAC when run from User account,

I tried creating a schedule task for starting the program from Admin account and created a shortcut for the program.

But when i run the shortcut from user account(standard) it says access denied,

System is Windows 8.1

any help on how to disable UAC for standard user for particular program will help a lot,

Thanks,

A:Admin access from standard user for particular program

You could probably check the properties of the datacard and select it to "always run in admin mode", like you can for software.

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Hi
I have a stand alone computer in a work group,
I am looking for some windows script that will let me to
add a non-admin user(Standard User) to admin group from within Standard User
logon session.

Any help will be greately appriciated

Thanks
Sai
 

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I need to bypass my admin password but I only have access to my standard account. I've watched YouTube videos and read forums but they all use another admin account to bypass their main admin where as I do not have another admin. I cannot use cmd because it says access is denied due to the fact that it's only a standard account. I can't download any third party software because I'll have to fill in my admin password. And don't not wish to purchase a disc. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME.

A:Bypass admin password with standard user

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Your post begs the question of why can you not just login with your Admin Account? Why do you need to bypass it? Where are you downloading third party software from?

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So I'm logged in as a standard user and at start up I have to type in 15 admin passwords just to get the things running on the computer. Especially Asus AI Suite II. But I was just wondering is there a way to get that program to stop asking for all the passwords? I do use it ALOT and the program has saved my behind a couple times when I overclocked to high one time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Standard User account and the barage of Admin passwords

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoib


We have liftoff!!!

I uninstalled everything. Logged in as the standard user. Hit the install package. It begged me for the admin - I responded. Install completed successfully. I went to the shortcut and took ownership of the referenced folder after providing again, the admin password. In the prop panel, the ownership was listed as "\\....Administrator" - and I reassigned ownership to the standard user, HA017. I closed out and rebooted.

Bingo! Standard user now has direct privs into the application - no admin password prompt.

BTW, before I got to this point of uninstall and reinstall, I did try the AppLocker secpol snap in as you suggested. When I called in the default "Path" item, It already populated HA017 as having "Allow" rights along with the Administrators Group and Administrators. With the standard user, this still failed. I went and added the "Everyone" object to "Allow" and tried the standard user. Did not work again.

So, happily, we're back in business and we didn't have to sacrifice security for functionality.

H




Would the above really work???

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This is probably an easy anwser.  I have PC's running W7 enterprise, EVERYONE is a Standard user.  So this means anytime a program wants to run or needs to be updated it prompts for a admin login.  My quesition is how do I allow a user to
run this program with out having the box prompt them for a admin username and password. 
 
For example we have ONE program that runs updates to a data base on the user PC's. They use this program daily, and it tends to come out with weekly updates for products.  To insure we supply out customers with the newest information we need to allow
these programs to update.  The users know how this process works, and have done it before. I just dont want to have to walk around and enter admin login once a week for the updates to apply, or download.
 
What I have tried - I already have - Right clicked the shortcut, selected the box that says run as adminstrator. I also have dont in a check the .exe file to comfirm the settings took over there as well. Went and double click the shortcut, and I get
prompted for admin username and password. one thing to note I did make the changes logged in as the standard user, but enterd admin information for the settings to take.
 
I am lost at the moment, any information or ideas would be great - it will also save me a TON of time :)
 
Thanks!
 
Justin

A:Running a Program as Admin, logged in as a standard user.

Hi, Justin

 

The Standard user will be restricted by UAC for computer security. Here is a workaround to run app with highest privileges. Check if it can meet your requirement.

 

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/run-uac-restricted-programs-without-the-uac-prompt/730

 

Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. The article
also can be applied to Windows 7.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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Hello,
Guys, I've been using an admin account till now for my customization needs and registry tweaks as i got annoyed by frequent pop-ups and permission thingy. Well, now it's all set to my needs.
Now, i'm thinking to convert my admin account into standard one.
Well, i know i can always create another admin account, log in to that account and convert my account into standard account.
I just wanted to know is there any chances of getting something like my profile getting messed up and losing my all hard work made to customize it to my needs.
Is their any other way of doing it? Or this method is itself the safest way? Also, how do i backup my user profile and it's settings aka configuration to restore if something goes wrong?
Sorry for so many noobvious questions as I've had never felt in need of it before.

A:Converting admin acc. to standard acc. & backing up user profile

Hello Ezio,

You will have to have at least one administrator account created on your computer at all times. If you did not want to use it for everyday use anymore, then it would be best to password protect it (if not already) and use the standard account instead. If you did not have an administrator account, then you would not be able to install programs or be able to make any changes that affect the system and other users.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello-
my son, set up as a standard user
plays a game on my Vista box (32 bit Ultimate) called FIFA Online 2.
It will only run if you right click the shortcut and select "run as administrator" -
at which point he enters my credentials (his father - the Administrator).

(This requirement for ADMIN mode is documented on the game's website)

Problem is, once he knows my password, he can now do anything he likes.
He might as well be an Admin.

How can I set things up so that he is is not able to elevate his privilege
to Administrator, except for just this one game.

It must be possible; I've been reading up on UAC, but so far I don't see how
to do it.

Perhaps I'm going about it the wrong way? Thanks for any info.
Dave

A:standard user needs Admin security context for one game

Dave
Magons Lius suggestion may work (using cmd prompt)
Let us know so we all can learn
Open a CMD prompt and type

runas /?

then hit the <Enter> key. What you are looking for is the use of the runas
command in combination with its /user and /savecred switches. You create a
shortcut to the application you want to run with admin credentials, but the
shortcut invokes the application through runas instead of directly.

The first time you launch the software in the end user's account using that
shortcut you will be prompted for a password. You supply the password that
one time. From then on the shortcut uses the stored credentials you gave it.

Best Regards
Magon Liu
MS technet

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Hi,

I apologize if this is a duplicate or anything. I need to find a way to allow a standard user to execute a program that requires administrative access. I have attempted to set the program in compatibility to run as administrator but this has no effect on the standard user. For this program to execute it will still prompt them for an admin login before it opens.

This entire issue is negated if I make the user a local administrator but this isn't a long term solution I want to be using. Is there a way to keep UAC turned on but to allow the program to run for specific users? I'm open to any suggestions that do not compromise local security and appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you,

A:How to disable UAC password prompt for Standard User without admin?

Welcome to SevenForums McServer!

Take a look at this tutorial by Brink. Is this what you want to do?

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

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In Windows Vista, when I try to execute a program from a standard user account that requires the admin password, it says the password is incorrect. It is the correct password because using the same password, I can log in to the Admin account.

Can someone help?

A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Welcome
Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.

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Hi!
I have few computers, all running win7 home premium 64bit WITH SERVICE PACK 1 !
Unfortunately only some of them gives me the option to type administrator password when I'm trying to change configuration/install applications and such.

I'm not sure what is the different between these computers, maybe I'm missing something.

Please help me find how to enable this option on the other computers, It is really handy for me.


Thanks!

A:Pop-up to type Admin password when login to a Standard user

Is this what you are looking for?

UAC - Require a Password for Administrator

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I've deleted the only Local Administrator account, and only have a standard user therefore I do not have rights to anything. How can I assign myself Administrator rights?

A:[CLOSED] - I Deleted my 'Admin' account and only have a 'Standard' User!?!

[SOLVED] - I used a software to unlock 'Administrator' I then used the software to reset the password and was able to login as 'Administrator' and give myself rights. Thanks to all who responded.

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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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I have a file to clear the print spooler when it has an error. I based this file on Brinks tutorial. Thanks Brink. I placed this file in C:\windows\system32 folder so all users would have access. The file must be run in a elevated cmd window. I then created a shortcut to the file and put the shortcut in each users Maintenance folder so they could clear the print Q when needed. In each shortcut I put a check in ADVANCED.......RUN AS ADMIN so the elevated command would be uised when clearing the print Q.
When the shortcut is used to clear the print Q it works fine in the ADMIN user account, all the ADMIN has to do is answer "YES" to the UAC. But the standard users must input the ADMIN PW at the UAC. Obviously, I don't want them to have the PW.
Is there a way for me hard code the PW into either of the files, the batch file or the shortcut, so that the standard user doesn't have to insert the ADMIN PW?

A:Standard user requires admin PW when using elevated command

What if you change the properties of the file in system32 to run as admin, rather than the link in each profile?

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Hi there,
I have 2 accounts on my Vista Home Premium machine. One is an admin account with password and the other is a standard account without password (UAC off). I have multiple internal hard drives some of which has folders that I want only my admin account to access. I have denied all permissions for the standard account to these folders.
When I login as the standard user and try to open these same folders I get a pop up message saying that I don't have permission to access them and to click “continue” for access. Then I get a second message saying the same thing but there is a clickable link at the bottom to the "security tab" and it's suggesting to use to gain access. Once I click on that I get another "You don't have permission to change security setting" message in the folder properties window under the security tab. At the bottom of that window it's also suggesting to click on the "Advanced" button for special permissions which will lead to taking the ownership from the admin account under the "Owner" tab by clicking "Edit", thus allowing full access to the contents of those folders.
Does that make sense to anyone?
I also noticed that the standard account has the ability to change the type to an administrator account from “User Accounts” in Control panel, is that normal?

A:Why is standard user able to replace folder ownership with admin?

Originally Posted by ossimo


Hi there,
I have 2 accounts on my Vista Home Premium machine. One is an admin account with password and the other is a standard account without password (UAC off). I have multiple internal hard drives some of which has folders that I want only my admin account to access. I have denied all permissions for the standard account to these folders.
When I login as the standard user and try to open these same folders I get a pop up message saying that I don't have permission to access them and to click ?continue? for access. Then I get a second message saying the same thing but there is a clickable link at the bottom to the "security tab" and it's suggesting to use to gain access. Once I click on that I get another "You don't have permission to change security setting" message in the folder properties window under the security tab. At the bottom of that window it's also suggesting to click on the "Advanced" button for special permissions which will lead to taking the ownership from the admin account under the "Owner" tab by clicking "Edit", thus allowing full access to the contents of those folders.
Does that make sense to anyone?
I also noticed that the standard account has the ability to change the type to an administrator account from ?User Accounts? in Control panel, is that normal?



U need to check in your user rights management.

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My friend recently bought a new Windows 8 laptop which she set up in her name and therefore has a passworded Admin account. I also partitioned the HD so that the smaller portion (C) contains the OS and the larger portion (D) is for all her files.

Since I am only using the laptop temporarily my passworded 'standard' user account is located in (C) and cannot be viewed by anybody else, however, I can view my friend's files which are now being stored in 'D'.

Is there a way to protect the files in the 'D' partition in the same manner as if all accounts were on one drive and password protected?

Tom.
 

A:Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
 

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and now I'm stuck. I cant install some programs or drivers because the Admin user is disable.

How I did it?
I changed my user in the "control panel"to a "Standart User" and I used the "Local users and groups" to disable the Administrator account. How can I now get administration?

A:I made my user to be a Standard Users but admin disable

Hello Jiddisch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually when you do not have an administrator account available to log in with, you can boot into Safe Mode through the Advanced Boot Options screen to use the built-in Administrator account to then change your account back to an administrator account type instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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We have several machines here where a standard login is used for test subjects to run the MATLAB application, however the application needs to be run as an administrator. I am not willing to include the admin credentials in the shortcut to launch, but I
did find an alternative that seems promising - however there seems to be something missing.
(For reference, this is my source:  http://superuser.com/questions/581548/runas-savecred-ask-for-password-if-another-user-runs-the-same-batch-file/903881#903881)
Attempt #1:  I logged onto the computer as a standard test user. I launched Task Scheduler and created a new task with the following settings:
Security Options - I used my own (administrative) user account here, and set to "Run whether user is logged on or not". I checked the box for Run with highest privileges, and then Configure for Windows 7 etc.
On the Actions tab, I created a new action to Start a Program, and chose the executable for that problem (for my test, I chose the CMD.EXE file since I could easily see if it worked, if it showed as Administrative User).  
Finally, under Settings I made sure to check Allow Task to be Run on Demand, and "Do not start a new instance".
When I attempted to save this task, it brought my username up (as it should), but it did not accept my password. Instead it told me that "either the user name is incorrect, the password is incorrect, or the account does not have permission.."  
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My Win Vista PC was recently attacked by a virus thru internet browser which resulted in stange, slow behavior with all CPU bandwith hogged. I booted from BartPE prebuilder CD which I've used successfully before, and ran McAfee stinger.exe which came up clean. I then booted from WinVista CD and did a system restore to a date before virus attack. That was successful and PC booted up fine, but now my account type has been changed from admin to standard user, and the control panel users & passwords utility won't let me change it back to admin. My wireless network connection is dead, and I believe it's blocked due to this issue.

I did these steps and got the responses shown.

Clicked start, typed "Command" in the search box.
In the pop up ... looked for the Command Prompt
Right click'd on that icon and selected Run as Administrator..

typed in "cmd" followed by "enter"
In the DOS Window, I entered the command and got the response shown:
C:\>netsh winsock reset
The requested operation requires elevation.

How can I get my Vista admin privileges and internet access back?
Wazoomr

A:Vista admin login changed permanently to standard user.

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Our users are standard users on their PCs. There is one program that is asking for a username and password with administrator rights.
I know of the shortcut method using runas /savecred /user:administrator, but this is not a good idea.
I tried the scheduled task / shortcut  method "schtasks /run /tn "taskname", but this doesn't work.  The GUI is launched in the administrator session and is not even visible to the user.
How can I allow a standard user to run this program without him having to enter admin credentials or without making him a member of the local administrator group on the PC?

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I created a Win 10 Pro computer user as a standard user when connecting computer to the domain.  However, the office main business program, the antivirus program, and even Outlook will not run unless I click "Run as Administrator" and use
my admin credentials.
* the user account was previously created on the Server 2012R2
How can I elevate this user to admin?  I really don't care what they do with this computer.  Just need these 3 things to run all the time.
Thanks,
Darryl

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Here's my scenario.  I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 machine setup for standalone use.  I am using local group policy to lock down many settings.  I have 4 accounts in the local administrators group (admin accounts).  The real administrator
is disabled.  Here's what's happening:  If I create a new standard user from the control panel, all admin accounts get disabled immediately.  I checked the admin accounts settings before and after the new user is created and the disabled checkmark
appeared during the process.  Now, when I create a new user using the computer management console vs. the control panel, it works fine.  The difference is that in the computer management console, you must set a password at the time of account creation
vs. in the control panel you create an account with no password.  So, my guess is that somewhere in my group policy, it doesn't like an account being created without a password, but why would that disable all administrator accounts?  Has anyone else
experienced this?

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My company has recently purchased internet filtering and monitoring software which requires admin access to run. I am trying to create a scheduled task from the task scheduler which runs the software as an admin any time any non-admin user logs on. However, no matter how I configure the task, it never runs on any account other than the admin account. I have tried to configure the task to be run as the admin account as well as the system account.

Under the general tab, I have the option selected to "Run whether user is logged on or not". I also have the "Run with highest privileges" option checked. It is set to configure for Windows 7.

Under the triggers tab, I have the trigger set to run the task "At log on" for the Student user. I have at this screen also tried settings for the "Any User" option.

The action is set to start the filtering program. I have not had any success in getting the task to run when the Student user logs into the pc. I would greatly appreciate any help with this issue. Thanks.

A:Running admin created tasks in standard user accounts

Why don't you run the program as a system service? The program is kind of a system task... isn't it?

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Hi everyone first post here, and first time here as well. Thank you.

I am trying to "lock down" standard user accounts from being able to use the control panel sop they cannot change settings on a shared work computer. I created the account and went into grpedit.msc and "enabled" the lockout control panel option (don't remember exact verbiage) and when I restarted the computer All the accounts were locked from the control panel.

So I "unhid" the main Administrator account and tried with it and it was also locked out. The only way I could fix this issue was to get back into grpedit.msc and undo the option to hide. So now Id like to know how I can do this. Basically the business owner wants to just block certain stuff from "public users" so they cant install/uninstall or get into settings etc etc.

Maybe there is a better way of doing this? Can anyone shed some ideas or provide alternative options...the customer wants it simple and non confusing as possible..small business..nothing fancy.

Thank you so much for any help you can provide.

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Hi,
I have a situation where a standard domain user who is not supposed to have admin rights has admin rights in a local PC. I have checked the account permissions and it does not have admin rights. I have also checked the Tools>Computer Management ? Groups
> Administrators and confirmed that it does not have the user added to this group.
This computer officially has 2 admin accounts, one is the domain admin and one local admin. I am cracking my head trying to figure out how this user got admin privileges even though locally and in the AD this user does not have the rights assigned to them.
I have removed the user profile in this computer and have created a new profile but that did not seem to help.
Please advise if I have missed something here.
Thank you.

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So we have a fixed drive as its a dual drives in a HP, when encrypting the second drive and testing unlocking with a standard user name, it prompts for admin rights after entering the bitlocker password. What can be done on group policy end to stop that
from happening? I don't want to have it auto lock, beats the purpose of encryption security.

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Hello,my apologies if this was already discussed but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

As the title states,on my laptop, vista erased files in my user profile while the 2 other user profiles (my gf's and the guest profiles) were basically left untouched.
I use an HP dv6500 series with Vista Ultimate, 2gb ram,160gb hd and 2.0 ghz if that helps.

For starters, let me tell you what happened.As of late I have been using the Power saver option( so that the screen brightness is dulled so that I can use it in the dark when everyone's asleep) as well as the High performance option when my gf uses it (shes addicted to the sims3 and has pulled me in too ). Normally I have it on the HP recommended option.

A few nights ago I was using my laptop and instead of shutting down I hibernated as I usually do because my gf is usually still logged in. The next morning my gf started up the laptop, and the password screen for my profile came up and she switched users and logged into hers. Then later she hibernated as well, and we left to run some errands with a friend.

When we got back my friend wanted to use the laptop to play online chess(yahoo games to be exact) so I just put in my password to log into my profile so he could play without any issues if he needed to (since my profile is the administrator he wouldnt need me to put in passwords if he had to download or upgrade any software). When I came to check up on him I saw that my wallpaper, the folders on the desktop as we... Read more

A:Vista erased admin user files, other user files left relatively untouched, Help!!!!!!

hello
I don't know what, how, when or why, what I do know is while your still able you need to make another admin account.
that way (not if ) but when it happens again, it may be worse & you won't be able to do anything without admin privileges...

good luck

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According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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Heres the deal, I decided to format my computer last night, and which I did, but before I did I made a complete back up of my hard drive on an external hard drive (file for file), but now I cannot access the files that were in my documents because I was a private user. Is there any way that I can access the files?
 

A:a way to reach private user files?

See if this helps:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
 

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