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How can I prevent one Admin from deleting another Admin??

Q: How can I prevent one Admin from deleting another Admin??

I am setting up a very basic computer for a company, and I have already activated "The Administrator" and created a secondary Administrator. I will need accesss to The Administrator often. So what I am asking; Is there a way to prevent one administrator from deleting the other intentionally or unintentionally? I've set the password on the one I don't want deleted, but I know that is not enough, because the other Admin can still remove it.

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A: How can I prevent one Admin from deleting another Admin??

Not sure how this is network or sharing related but it should be noted that the built-in Administrator can never be deleted only deactivated. It is strongly advised to only activate it when necessary.

You should only allow users Admin access if you wish them to have full control of that machine. The only possible way I can think of is to restrict access via group policy to that one Administrator so that it cannot change what you don't want it to.

Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group

Please understand that even this isn't perfect and they may be able to bypass it via a command prompt therefore it may be worth restricting access to the command prompt. That being said if you want that much restriction then the account in question should really be a standard user.

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Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!


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Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help:, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.
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You can try this. If it does not work there are other alternatives, but this should work.

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A:Admin set policies to prevent installation??

right clk ur installer file and select "run as" as administrator from there.

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A:Prevent disabling of Admin account on Win XP Prof

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There is no thing as a "super admin" in Windows, all administrators are exactly the same and have the same privileges. They have the right to install programs, and they need to be admins to do such things, but that also grants them the rights to do any system-wide change, like managing users and their passwords, at the same time.

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A:How do I prevent all users access to the local Admin's My Documents

No users have access to any other user's profile directory. "C:\Users\[username]" The only way they can get access is if they are an Administrator. The next way is if you are changing the permissions to give everyone access. But the default state for Windows is no user has access to another user's profile directory. Most likely you have done something to set it up to give users access or your method for detecting this is flawed. (I.e. you are using an Admin account to check the access of the directory, an Admin account can and will override permissions to give itself access.)
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A:How to prevent safe mode login for non-admin account?

Why? Do you have a particular concern about a non-admin user entering safe mode? A non-admin user in safe mode will have the same access as they do in the non-safe mode. They are not granted any extra powers or capabilities.
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If your system administrator has set policies against installing programs, we will not be providing any advice to subvert them.

Ask the admins to install the programs for you, as you should.
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I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
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click - Create Account.
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A:Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

Make copys of all the files you want to keep or use an admin account and pull the files onto the account you wish to keep then delete the old one. As long as you have a copy that you have privileges to on the account you are going to keep you should be fine, just make sure to keep a copy of all the files that you can get into.
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There is a 'hidden' Administrator account ... the default Admin isn't quite the same. Take a look through the Tutorials.
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Welcome to TechSpot

You can take ownership of these files as follows:
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Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?
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Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

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

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

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Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
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A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

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

Sometimes you have to run the installation file and deliberately make it "Run as Administrator" by right clicking on the downloaded file and selecting this option. Not sure if this is the case with Google Earth but worth a try.
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A:Deleting files/admin permission/Disk I/O error


Originally Posted by qwerty31

Several related problems in one.

First off, I'm using this thread as a jump-off point.

Tired of Windows 7 telling me I need Admin permission!

Nothing recommended in this thread worked for me. I haven't been able to restart in safe mode (Tried holding down F8, nothing different happened, just logged in normally).

The solution is posted in there, just not step by step on how to fix it (though I wouldn't consider it a "fix"). If that annoys you, then disable UAC.


Tech Support Forum - View Single Post - Administrator

This idea did not work. I get "System error 5 has occured. Access is denied."

Turning UAC off did not work (sliding that bar all the way down to the bottom). I did restart after I did that so that the changes would take effect.

Disabling UAC had a sliding bar?? Which OS are you using, and version (Vista or 7; starter, home, pro, ultimate, or enterprise)?
I can help you further if I knew that info.


Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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Any help out there? Thanks in advance.

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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.

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

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Addendum :

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Have You taken ownership of them?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

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Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.
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Welcome to TSG LadyMissie

There are a plenty of ways to retrieve the activation key unless the installed version of XP is pirated/ illegitimate. Here are a few articles that will help you out in doing so:

A workaround to XP installs when the product key is missing
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

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

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Hello, Qrush007! Let's start with some important instructions:
Last, but not least, be patient. I know it is very stressful to have a computer with a potential malware infection, but unfortunately it will take some time to get to your topic. We will, though, get to you and attempt to resolve your issues to the utmost of our ability.
Avoid installing or uninstalling programs during the malware removal process, because doing so can cause discrepancies between the information in different log files created by different programs at different times.
Do NOT run tools such as Combofix unless instructed by a BleepingComputer staff member. These tools can break your computer if used improperly, so you should only run them if you know what you are doing or if the person who told you to use Combofix knows what they're doing.
If you want to, you should back up all important documents and files to an external storage device or online file backup service. Malware infections--and attempts to fix them--can prevent your computer from booting up, making your files unaccessable; this means that backing up your files to an USB flash drive or to an online service like Dropbox before attempting to remove malware is a good idea.
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A Black DOS box should appear; this indicates that the program is functioning.
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Report IE proxy settings
Reset IE proxy settings
Report FF proxy settings
Reset FF proxy settings
List content of Hosts
List installed programs
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Using Internet Explorer, navigate to (If you used another web browser, such as Firefox, you will have to download an installer file)
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Accept any security warnings which may appear.
Click on the advanced settings part, and select "Scan for potentially unsafe applications","remove found threats", and "Scan archives".
Check "scan for potentially unwanted applications".
Click "start".
Eset will download updates and scan your computer; this may take a few minutes to a few hours.
When the scan completes, click "list threats".
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Click on the "scan" button.
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WinInternals Locksmith or reinstall
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Why should users have admin credentials in the first place? Why are you letting them install applications? Or change settings? Your setup makes no sense what so ever.
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I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
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A tutorial---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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Hi Frankenddude, welcome to the Seven Forums.

A normal user account with administrator rights is not the same than built-in administrator account. The built-in administrator, sometimes also called as Super User, is the most powerful of all different user accounts in Windows, and because a normal user could do some serious harm if he was always using this account, it's by default disabled. This tutorial tells you more: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

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A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

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Try this:

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

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

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Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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Q: Or how can I transfer all of my doc to my new user internally? (Without backup to external drive etc)

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Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
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Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
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A:No Admin Privileges as Admin

Try uninstalling flash first using THIS uninstaller (from

If that doesn't work still, try deleting the offending file by doing the following, in order, on an administrative command prompt


takeown "<drive>:/Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll" /f %1 /r /d y


icacls "<drive>:/Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll" /grant administrators:F /t

del /p /f "<drive>:/Windows/SysWOW64/Macromed/Flash/NPSWF32.dll"
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I am trying to turn off some of the un-needed start up functions through msconfig-<startup. I keep getting an message that says I do not have Admin privleges, I am the only user on this computer, and did verify I am the admin. ??????

I also have siilar problem with MS outlook not allowing me to create rules for messages, that I do not have permission, same thing I am the only user, I should be the Owner of every file...right?


A:Don't have Admin rights, and I'm the Admin

Out of curiousity, can you access Control Panel. There's some sort of malware going around that's preventing people from accessing things and giving them some error message about admin privileges.
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A:I cannot run the PC as admin, even I'm logged as admin!!!

Hello Sandra, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may need to right click on the installation file (or whatever else) and click on Run as administrator for it to be able run properly.

Hope this helps,
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I've had the problem for a while of trying to install programs but getting the 'You need to be administrator to install this program' error. Weird thing is my account is admin I've even created other accounts with admin privileges and they are also unable to install the programs. Does anyone know a fix for this problem?

A:You need ADMIN privledges.. But I am admin?

To set up the real admin account see this tutorial:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User%20Accounts

In Windows accounts in the Administrative group are similar to Windows NT Server Operators Group. You can register ActiveX Controls, install and remove programs, but you can't delete system files. It's not really the full-powered Administrator account.

The easiest is probably right click on the installer and select Run As Administrator. If it still won't let you install then you might have to create the Admin account as shown in the tutorials.