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New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

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

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.

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

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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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A:Vista admin login changed permanently to standard user.

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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 Pro x computer with 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 theoretical options a make standard user accounts and give these accounts the right to install software Is this possible and if yes how b make admin user accounts and prevent them from accessing to each other's user folder I can user user or something prevent Installing standard an admin to rights do this but not in a way that doesn't mess with windows basically I would encrypt the Installing rights to standard user or prevent an admin user something 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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/302090-installing-rights-standard-user-prevent-admin-user-something.html
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Hi does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account When I open my computer then right click on the quot This pc quot there is a option called quot Manage quot Then under manage there are user accounts I mistakenly deleted the quot Administrators quot group from my current account Only left is standard user group The admin account is password protected and I have the password Is it possible to log into the admin account and changed Accidentaly user account account to admin standard change promote back my current account I did try to right click quot manage quot but I get this window attached file with no place to put the password That is slightly annoying I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items such adding hardware and items under quot Device manager quot etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account Seems that deleting the admin solves the Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account not being able to make a new account but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware Currently on standard user I am unable to go to quot device manager quot and other admin based stuff with that admin shield logo Thanks

A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/47233-accidentaly-changed-admin-account-standard-user-account.html
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Thank you!

I am admin ( WIN 7 Pro 64 computer 4 years old): In admin user default account, any and ALL open, and .exe functions denied.

CMD right click 'run as admin' (net user admin etc.) has no effect. Checking all folders I show FULL permission. Right click 'run as admin' has no effect on any file.

Created new USER with ADMIN functions and all works in that account.

Q: How can I trouble shoot my normal ADMIN account (it has all of my 1000s of folders, programs etc.)
Q: Or how can I transfer all of my doc to my new user internally? (Without backup to external drive etc)

This happened after a Microsoft standard update weeks ago. I tried restore, but restore fails. By now I have done much on the computer and restore not an option.
I have not been able to open or run any program files.

Any help I would be grateful!

TF

A:Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Wow. 2 days and not a single suggestion or reply?

Is this a really a simple common error? Is that why no replies? Or is there no help for it?

I searched the forums for hours over 2 days reading multiple posts and possible solutions and came up empty. Nothing applicable to my situation.

I have tried:
1. System restore. It always fails, even in SAFE mode or REPAIR mode.
2. Run as administrator (Both from right click and from CMD)
3. Sharing all folders (Although this ADMIN account has all privileges/permissions as it is anyway)
This created a 2nd ADMIN account. Don't know why.
4. Reset all privileges back to default settings.

Have not tried to re-install windows as I don't have a copy of Win 7. Plus I would like to avoid the reality of reinstalling so many programs and files.

Right now when the Original Admin user tries to run a .exe, I get a "Setup was unable to create the directory "...etc..." Error 5 access denied.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. It would at least get me moving trying some things. Thank you.

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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.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/62123-there-no-admin-user-just-standard.html
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/129563-standard-user-admin.html
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/123975-can-only-use-update-thru-admin-not-thru-standard-user.html
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A:using Admin credentials on a standard user

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/328550-using-admin-credentials-standard-user.html
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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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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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/396902-bypass-admin-password-standard-user.html
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Try it, and see if you have the same problem, and better still, post a solution if you have one.

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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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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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/admin-access-from-standard-user-for-particular-program-993418.html
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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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Sai
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/adding-standard-user-to-admin-group.338221/
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A:Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/114523-standard-user-can-access-admins-files.html
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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

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/56120-shortcut-w-admin-privileges-standard-user.html
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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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/324198-standard-user-requires-admin-pw-when-using-elevated-command.html
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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.

go to control panel>classic view>administrative tools>local security policy>local policies>user rights assignment the you will be able to find take ownership...... There u can restrict permission for the standard user




and for changing the account type, Do u mean that a standard user can downgrade the administrator into standard user? or reset password of administrator?

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/239635-why-standard-user-able-replace-folder-ownership-admin.html
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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/215715-how-disable-uac-password-prompt-standard-user-without-admin.html
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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.

http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/291426-standard-user-account-will-not-accept-admin-password.html
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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

http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/294913-standard-user-needs-admin-security-context-one-game.html
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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???

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/367402-standard-user-account-barage-admin-passwords.html
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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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and now I'm stuck. I cant install some programs or drivers because the Admin user is disable.

How I did it?
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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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I have few computers, all running win7 home premium 64bit WITH SERVICE PACK 1 !
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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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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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Tom.
 

A:Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

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

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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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A:Changing admin user...and getting it to stay changed.

The best thing to do is to create a new admin account and then copy the profile from the old one to your new one. Then you can delete his account completely. Changing its name will prove to be an endless job with side-effects.

How To Copy A User Profile

Once copied over, the new account should look and act just like the old one with the new name. Registered and installed programs, either for the machine or just the specific user, should all work as before.

Always have a full system backup, as recent as possible. It's also a good idea to make a full backup when you first get the machine, and possibly save it on DVD, so that you can restore everything when the hard drive fails.

Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving - backups can be created on a second hard drive, internal or external, or on DVD's, or BluRay disks. One BluRay disk will hold most peoples' entire system drive's backup at 25 GB's using compressed images, 50 GB's double-layer):

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 (Recovery boot CD or USB key)
Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express or (mirror)
Easeus Todo Backup
Acronis True Image For WD (reduced, free version for WD drives - cloning and imaging)
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ODIN (open-source)
Redo Backup & Recovery (Boot CD)
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Passmark OSFClone (Bootable, cloning only)
ImageX and GImageX (Geekware. Small images due to "single instancing" and allows partial, selected restore of image parts. Used by Microsoft to apply disk image to drive during "installation" of Windows 7.)

There are also many commercial products with more features.

A restore point is a good thing to make before any major change. But remember that it only restores the "system", i.e., the registry and Windows files. It won't undo most other changes.

I have attached a script in a zip archive that creates an instant restore point when clicked. A box will ask for a name and then create the point. It's a handy thing to keep on the desktop, and serves as a reminder, too.
 

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as a backup measure I used to copy my active data by xcopy to another physical HDD . - it worked like a charm.

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A:Changed from Admin to limited user - no access

If this is just a local PC that is not on a network you are going way overboard. Changing the admin account to a restricted user does just that, restricts access to most areas on the compute, including certain file system access. You would be better served by changing the admin account name and giving it a strong password .
 

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A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
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A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.

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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?
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A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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Hello This is an URGENT problem that I am having with this Windows BIT ULTRA MEGA AWESOME computer This things Where User", Admin?, other Stuck in the and is Standard, "Other 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 Stuck in Standard, Where is the Admin?, "Other User", and other things answers like quot Just log out of Standard account and log into Administrator quot quot Use the disk quot quot There are grams in an ounce quot 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 Stuck in Standard, Where is the Admin?, "Other User", and other things page only having my selection of my named standard account and quot Other User quot I have no password to my Standard and it's a good fine account Otherwise clicking other user would give me the inserted quot Username quot and quot Password quot No administrator account there not the one I named I in fact caused this problem a long time ago 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 quot Other User quot and it made the account Although it replaced where the administrator account was Stuck in Standard I can't do anything about it I can't change it in User Accounts and the quot other quot User accounts The one in which you can go to properties and quot add quot it to the administrator group didn't work I can do Command Prompt in administrator as system but whenever I try to change ANYTHING about accounts it would give me the lousy message of quot Access Denied quot I can't change my user account name or anything that requires administrator privileges If I TRY to change the name it won't change Where is the Admin I can't bring out the windows admin cause I'm a standard account I can't convert myself to Admin and I can't create another account I don't have guest either so what can I do Where did my admin account go I don't have the windows disk PLEASE make sure I can fix this without the disk I don't have it and I sure hope I don't need it THANK you for reading this whole typed up rant if you don't have an answer at least you know my problem I can't find anyone in or was in the same situation as I am in Wish me luck now answer away

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/365546-stuck-standard-where-admin-other-user-other-things.html
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I ve just installed a new copy of Windows Ultimate By default the first user account as declared in windows setup is set at administrator level I want to run this main account as a standard user but when I went to change this in account settings the option to change the account to standard was greyed out I decided to enable the administrator account to change this hidden user, account Run account with standard as main admin computer management local Run main account as standard user, with admin account hidden users and groups un-ticked account is disabled I logged on as administrator then changed the main account to standard As the Administrator account is now enabled it shows on the welcome screen I don t want this I went back and disabled it running computer management as admin in the now standard account and re-ticked account is disabled technically this should be how it was before I touched it except the main account is now at standard user level rather than administrator level The problem i have now is when trying to run anything on the standard account that needs admin rights i get the UAC box asking to enter admin password which is blank but there is no administrator icon or password field and the yes button is greyed out How can I have my main account as standard user the administrator account not showing on welcome screen but allowing it admin to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC i e when UAC comes up I can click yes to run as administrator At the moment the correct process happens but yes is greyed out when the admin account is disabled When the admin account is enabled this works yes button not greyed out but the administrator account shows on the welcome screen which i don t want

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/208916-strange-defult-login-user-prompt-local-admin-not-domain-user.html
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A:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/192765-using-default-admin-account-vs-standard-user-account.html
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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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My 2nd wife has a Toshiba Win7 Pro, 64 bit, Satellite notebook, never in a domain. I originally set her up as Admin with no additional users. We want to change or hide her account while adding new admin account before sending/giving pc to my son who would not accept it with her info obviously on the machine. I'm worried about losing losing Win7 Pro[anytime uprade] functionality & Adobe Acrobat9 std & Office 2010 when I make changes? Can I safely do this? I can do have image bkups if I need to revert from changes.

A:Renaming Win 7 Pro admin [only user] or adding new user & hiding 1st.

Don`t rename her account, it will mess things up big time, just create another account and delete hers

He should just re install windows when he gets the pc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/357041-renaming-win-7-pro-admin-only-user-adding-new-user-hiding-1st.html
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A:[W7] User management on Family PC - Admin and user groups

In Vista and Windows Seven the default account in the Administrator group that is created, is roughly equivalent to the Operators Group that was extant in NT Server 4. You could do things like install programs, register COM dlls etc.. but you could not delete system files.

I think it's a pretty good compromise.
But then again I turn UAC off altogether. So maybe I can't be trusted.

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A:How do I transfer main user to Elevated Admin user?

Nope.

It is the same a switching from any other account to a different one except that as you'll not be able to use the Store apps using the built in Administrator account you don't even get to use the OneDrive synching of settings.

Sorry about that.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/53983-how-do-i-transfer-main-user-elevated-admin-user.html
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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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/admin-user-has-no-admin-rights.1078283/
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A:Changed Default Admin Account to Standard - Now Having Issues

Anyone? Was changing the default admin acct to standard a bad idea?

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Hi,
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I want to do this as I understand limited users are less vulnerable to malware, etc.. Referring to XP sp3 machines.
Thanks in advance for any insight!
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A:make admin user a limited user

Create another admin account before doing anything.

You can then switch the admin account to a limited user account while logged in as the new administrator.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/make-admin-user-a-limited-user-841817.html
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A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:




Quote:
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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A:Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/265128-vista-erased-admin-user-files-other-user-files-left-relatively-untouched-help.html
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A:User Profile svc failed logon. User profile can't be loaded." on admin acct.

I got the same message when attempting to login on Windows 7, after no previous problems or changes before shutdown the night before. It continued to loop back to the logon screen even after rebooting. I ended up having to log on in Safe Mode, then do a system restore to restore back to the last restore point, which was a system checkpoint a couple of days earlier. That fixed it, and I've had no problems since. I hope that helps.

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so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-do-i-copy-existing-admin-user-account-to-normal-user-account.146098/
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Now I have no administrator rights and can't log in as an administrator to change the account type? I'm assuming there's no real solution here other than delete and reinstall?

A:Accidentally changed user from Administrator group to Standard

Originally Posted by trnqk7


Now I have no administrator rights and can't log in as an administrator to change the account type? I'm assuming there's no real solution here other than delete and reinstall?



If you're dual booting, keep pressing F8 at bootup to get to safe mode to do your dirty work from there.

If you're not dual booting, I don't think F8 works by default.

I have other ideas, so let me know what your situation is and if you're able to get there or not.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/5809-accidentally-changed-user-administrator-group-standard.html
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A:Cannot Add New User in XP even by Admin A/C

Try leaving the domain first and switch to workgroup, i'm wondering if the computer is running a roaming profile and is looking to the network for the groups.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-add-new-user-in-xp-even-by-admin-a-c.717258/
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A:Admin user

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You will need to reinstall Vista to wipe out the account.

Sorry,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/194699-admin-user.html
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A:Admin User

go into documents and settings folder, is your old profile still there? If so, you should be able to recover your data.

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A:admin user help

Originally Posted by mat16


hi ive got windows vista home premium 32bit on a zoostorm system,i have a bad habbit for messing around and ive set the asp.net user as the administrator on my p.c(the asp.net user came with the p.c but it never popt up on the login screen)thats left the other 2 users unable to do much without needing the password for asp.net(admin) because their now set on standerd,any help please? i am NOT a vista fan.



do you still have access to the asp.net account?

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A:Windows 8.1 Admin user

Do the following and see if the new administrator disappears.
 
In the Search program and files box type cmd , when this appears in the pane above the Search box right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
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A:Only 1 XP user, yet some admin options are gone.

your logging in as a user with admin privledges which is not the same as logging in as admin
have a read of this
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htm

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A:Switching To User Admin.

I'm sorry, but in XP the "Admin" account is only available in Safe Mode (a user account can have admin privileges, but this is not the same as the "Admin" account).

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A:Admin vs User Config

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Puddin Man


... to have a way to turn-on Admin privileges painlessly on my user logon when needed...


That would be what UAC is for. Have an account part of the Administrators group with UAC on. This lets everything run as a Standard User. When you need administrative power you right-click on a shortcut > Run as Admin. Or if you searched though the start menu use the hot key CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.

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A:Can't run anything as admin user on windows 10

Just curious; does the account you are using have admin permissions?

Account Type - Determine in Windows 10

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A:XP Pro locked down to non-admin user

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A:Lost Admin User

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A:login to user not admin

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A:Non-Admin User Account

Click Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a new account.Hope this is what you were looking for.
 

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4) security warning box..do you want to activate anti-virus software

5) iexplore fails to connect to internet.

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A:admin user infected

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page. Since you are able to boot into Safe Mode with Networking, you may do so to download the necessary tools. Ignore the "infected" warnings while running them as it's most likely the work of the rogueware.

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A:Admin User Password

Hi,

You could try this,

Boot in from the cd you create with it, it finds all the installed o/s (probably only one in your case ). Highlight it and Next, it finds the accounts, highlight the one you want and Next. Tick the password is empty and Next, select No if it asks if you want to do anything else.

PCLoginNow, Reset or Recover Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista Administrator Password.

Hope it helps

siw2

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