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Create user with limited admin rights

Q: Create user with limited admin rights

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

OS: Windows 8.1 x64 Pro

Please advise.

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A: Create user with limited admin rights

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

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A:[SOLVED] Admin rights from a limited account

you're on XP so this is quite an annoying task, it's easier in vista but i'll see if i can help you out... what sort of task are you thinking of completing, there are many workarounds, you may/may not know that XP has a "System" user which has administrator privelages, XP can be tricked to run tasks from the command prompt as this system account... It all depends on the task though, we'll need more details on the type of task?

If not then you could enable quick user switching or whatever it's called (where you log out and log in but your programs are still running in the origional user etc etc...

As i've said post back with the type of tasks you wish to complete and i'll try and help...
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Hi jmj

This is windows Default location, Doc's to My doc's, Pic's to My Pictures, Video's to My Video's

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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?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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

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b) All administrators are equal. Any restrictions you impose can be undone by another.
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Hi,

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

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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
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed


I don't know how it happened.

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

Can I solve this?


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

Regards....Mike Connor

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Try this:




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

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Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
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I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
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Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




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



And, Good Luck!

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam


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

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

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Hello Ivanhoe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What other groups does Local Users and Groups show that the standard user belongs to?

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Originally Posted by henriquelicori


Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
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A:Custom User Restrictions(ideally Admin rights -new account creation)

It's not possible.

Administrator account are, by design, capable of doing anything, that's the idea of having them in the first place. There are a few ways of imposing restrictions on admin accounts, but being an admin means that the user can simply lift them himself.

The alternative you propose is quite possible, within the limits of normal user accounts. Any account can manage the files within his own profile at will, and change all his personal settings, but nothing else. To perform admin-only tasks, he can use UAC to elevate, where he must provide an admin user/password to gain his privileges temporarily (to be true, it's the admin who actually do that, but within a standard user session, this being the scenario where UAC shines).

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Reset the child's password via your account...

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Any suggestions? This is really vexing me and my daughter...

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I had Windows XP PRO SP2, running in a Workgroup (not in a Domain), set up with Power Users, regular Users, etc. accounts. Now that the hard disk crashed and re-installed XP, the only user types allowed are Administrator and Limited, as if the OS had turned into a Home edition. The funny thing is that in
My Computer>Manage>System Tools>Local Users &grps>Groups
all the user types do show up, but in
Control Panel>User Accounts>Create a new account
the only options for user type are Administrator and Limited. How can I create users in the other Groups? Thanks!

A:Only Admin and Limited user types in XP PRO

hello ,

administrative right / user contols

when you power on your system start tapping the (F8)key & keep tapping it until a screen is revealed thet give you the options

safe mode
safe mode with comand prompt
safe mode with network

and many others

you will want to select (safe mode ) then enter

then a screen with all types of codes will scroll down

then you will get the welcomscreen stating that windows is loading

then you will get the user log on screen

here you wil have a list of all users and a hidden (administrator account) you will need to log onto this account

then you will get awindow that is notifying you that you are loging into safe mode on this account / you will check the box & then select ( yes / okay / apply )

then the account will compleatly load

once loaded you will want to select start / then select (my computer ) by right clicking it / then you will want to right click on the icon for your harddrive icon/ local disk / from the drop down menu you will want to select (properties ) then another window will appear , you will want to select ( security)

it is here that you can set the administrative right for each account that you have created on your system

when you are done ajusting the settings you will need to select ( apply ) then select ( okay )

then close all windows and reboot

you will now have full access to all functions to your system

check to make sure these setting have been activated

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A:Reverting an admin to a limited user?

From what I can understand, you want to have one account on the computer. That account shouldn't be an admin, right?

I don't think that there is a way to do this, but maybe (if this helps) run this (Win-key + R):

Code:
control userpasswords2
You can change a lot of settings through this...

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/47151-reverting-admin-limited-user.html
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A:Help icons show on admin but not limited user

Welcome to Seven Forums Windroid. Did you choose the options to add start menu entry, quick launch icon, desktop icon, etc. in the individual install options, if available?

Since this is so specific, you'd may be better off asking the developers.

Help and Support - Tixati Support Forums

?Torrent Community Forums

A Guy

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recently I took the trouble to convert my XP account from admin to restricted user to avoid rootkit problems etc.

It created a hell of a lot of problems of which most I could solve by myself but some not, e.g. this one:

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

now the same batch says: no access rights (to the folders on my backup drive)
but I haven't changed the username (just the rights the user has) so the files should still be accessible by me or what?

how do I get access to them short of converting the drive to fat32?

thanx

-sam
 

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 .
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/changed-from-admin-to-limited-user-no-access.427184/
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A:How to give admin permission to limited user

Hello Scott,

You might see if creating an elevated shortcut of the game that standard users can use to run the game elevated without getting an UAC prompt for your password may help.

Since this is for a game and not a normal program, there's no guarantee that this will work though.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:Guest user can'n mount a USB drive after August 14th patches. Requires Admin rights.

Have you tried setting the Guest up as Power Users? For the USB drive are you talking about thumb drives or flash drives? I ended up changing the drive letter (after plugging the flash into the USB) to X (you could use whichever letter you don't currently use) because students and teachers were having problems accessing their thumb drives. This solved the problem for us.
Good luck!
 

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Also on a side note, is it possible to run a user account with a different time/date to the admin user?

A:Help me create a limited/restricted user account?

Possible answer here -> User Account Permissions and Restrictions

Basically, you are looking at setting Permissions for the account.

edit: also see -> How to set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders in Windows XP

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A:Can't create user accounts despite being admin!

Have you tried "Add a user" in Settings ?

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windows 7, 64 bit laptop

A:cannot create a new admin user account

Could a reboot before using the account help?

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A:TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder

If you are trying to editing a file that is located in the programs folder, than you need to save the file to the desktop and drag it over into the folder and it will override that file making it the correct folder.

Take a look at your security settings: ..Windows 7 | Security Features.. and see what they are set at. Also, download an different Internet Browser and see what happens.

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A:Admin user profile corrupt, can't create new one

my advise to you would be backup your data (in safe mode) and reinstall, or try a repair install.. something in the registry is corrupt. have you used a registry cleaner/optimizer ??

good luck

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A:Admin has no privileges, cannot create user account

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A:[SOLVED] create user account with limited access problem

HI -

Could I get a screen grab of what it looks like before and after you're hovering over the choice, please.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-create-user-account-with-limited-access-problem-372193.html
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A:User with admin rights can't "Run as administrator" any mo

You could try running:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

&
sfc /scannow

Both need to be run in an administrator command prompt.

Both will take an hour maybe to finish.
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A:How do you tell if a user "had" Admin rights?

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

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

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Hi

Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

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want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
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Thanks
 

A:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions
 

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A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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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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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.
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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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A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316524
moper
 

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A:DOS Cmd run with admin rights if run from admin account?

Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

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I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
Someone else may have a better way...

A tutorial---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
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Using a standard (limited rights) account can improve the security of your system against malware - it really depends on the situation, for example, what the malware on your system is trying to do.

Normally, security software starts up one way or another as the system is booting (usually through a device driver which would come together with a windows service). They also avoid having User Account Control prompts after the user logs in, whilst keeping administrator (or SYSTEM) rights on their processes. This means, even if you are using a standard account on Windows, the security software should still function correctly without requiring User Account Control consent all the time. Although, I should point out that there are less advanced or matured security products out there which will not function properly without the required privileges, nor have the ability to work like the bigger security products and sort themselves out without requiring regular User Account Control consent from the user.

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As well as this, further apart from "tricks" which ransomware may or may not use (because they are not always used, and the one described above is for more advanced ransomware attacks), administrative privileges would be required to do things such as access protected directories (like Program Files directory), install device drivers on the system, perform auto-run modifications to have a program start for all users on the system (through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE), create tasks using the task scheduler and other things. Therefore, you can also be better protected from a wide variety of infections, not just ransomware attacks.

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Welcome to the Microsoft Nanny state. It's called UAC(User Account Control), and it is a right PITA for a single-user home PC. If it's any consolation , it felt even worse in Vista.

What you can do.

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Pal sorry to say but there's a reason why these rights have been taken away form school. .exe files can cause all kinds of problems for the people trying to give you a decent education. The teachers and IT staff are only looking after yours and their own best interests.
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User Account Type[11]=User%20Accounts

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A:Admin Rights

Sorry for the delayed response but we are all volunteers and sometimes a topic thread will get missed.I have already responded in your other thread here. Please do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed.

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Welcome
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A:Admin rights

See if you can activate this administrator, if you can set up a new administrator account for yourself and delete the problem one.
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Hello Crozzy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You will need to talk to the person that is the administrator of the computer to see if they will make you an administrator or not.

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This should fix your problem.1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks.2. Right-click on AppleSoftwareUpdate and select Delete.You can view these steps with pictures here: Apple software update removal

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A:Not getting admin rights

ok fine. this may be help u.
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Hello I ve had some problems Admin rights with my admin rights lately but malwarebytes found nothing I used the online trend-micro scanner and it found something called joke agent but it wasnt able to delete it After playing around in hijackthis and smitfraudfix i havent been able to find anything Hoping somebody can help me out Here s my hijackthis and smitfraudfix logs Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at on Platform Windows Vista WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Normal Running processes C Windows system Dwm exe C Windows system taskeng exe C Windows Explorer EXE C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPStart exe C Windows System igfxpers exe C Program Files Intel Admin rights Intel Matrix Storage Manager Admin rights IAAnotif exe C Windows System hkcmd exe Admin rights C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe C Windows system igfxsrvc exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C Windows system NOTEPAD EXE C Program Files Microsoft Office OFFICE EXCEL EXE C Program Files HiJackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search SearchAssistant R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search CustomizeSearch R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName O - Hosts localhost O - BHO AcroIEHelperStub - DF C-E AD- -A -FA C EBDC - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelperShim dll O - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO Java tm Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files Java jre bin jp ssv dll O - HKLM Run Windows Defender ProgramFiles Windows Defender MSASCui exe -hide O - HKLM Run SynTPStart C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPStart exe O - HKLM Run Persistence C Windows system igfxpers exe O - HKLM Run IgfxTray C Windows system igfxtray exe O - HKLM Run IAAnotif quot C Program Files Intel Intel Matrix Storage Manager Iaanotif exe quot O - HKLM Run HotKeysCmds C Windows system hkcmd exe O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched quot C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe quot O - HKUS S- - - Run WindowsWelcomeCenter rundll exe oobefldr dll ShowWelcomeCenter User LOCAL SERVICE O - HKUS S- - - Run WindowsWelcomeCenter rundll exe oobefldr dll ShowWelcomeCenter User NETWORK SERVICE O - Extra context menu item E amp ksporter til Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS OFFICE EXCEL EXE O - Extra button Oppslag - B - CC- C -B BE- C C A - C PROGRA MICROS OFFICE REFIEBAR DLL O - DPF B -A CF- C - F- CFC A Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent - http prerelease trendmicro-europe tive x win activex Backup hcImpl cab O - DPF D CDB E-AE D- CF- B - Shockwave Flash Object - http fpdownload macromedia com get flashplayer current swflash cab O - Service Intel R Matrix Storage Event Monitor IAANTMON - Intel Corporation - C Program Files Intel Intel Matrix Storage Manager Iaantmon exe O - Service InstallDriver Table Manager IDriverT - Macrovision Corporation - C Program Files Common Files InstallShield Driver Intel IDriverT exe -- End of file - bytes Agent OMZ Fix Agent OMZ Fix Credits Malware Analysis amp Diagnostic Code S Ri Fix Fix Credits Malware Analysis amp Diagnostic Code S Ri RK DNS HKLM SYSTEM CCS Services Tcpip BC A- - D - B - BE CEE E DhcpNameServer HKLM SYSTEM CS Services Tcpip BC A- - D - B - BE CEE E DhcpNameServer HKLM SYSTEM CS Services Tcpip BC A- - D - B - BE CEE E DhcpNameServer HKLM SYSTEM CCS Services Tcpip Parameters DhcpNameServer HKLM SYSTEM CS Services Tcpip Parameters DhcpNameServer H... Read more

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Is there any way to allow the "limited" account user to have certain rights, as updating, downloading, and loading programs? Right now to do any of those I need to get the admin to log on, and he's getting annoyed with the constant updates, so is there a way to grant certain rights to the limited user?
 

A:Some rights for the non-admin

What operating system do you have?

For example, if you have XP Pro, you can right click on My Computer / Manage / Local Users and Groups / Users
Select the user you want and change the group they are a member of.
 

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I've tried nearly everyway to get admin on my laptop but it's not working. please give me suggestions to get me out of this predicament.
 

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For some reason I get pop-up messages saying I require admin rights when I try to do something such as changing settings in msconfig or running a program as admin. The thing; I am an admin. There's only one account on the computer.
 

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I have a compaq laptop running XP SP2, two days ago all my destop and pull down shortcuts stopped working, I now have no administrative autority to open any programs, including internet. I have trend software(up to date). I do see a microoft update install but I am not sure if this is part of the problem. If I could install a past backup I am sure that would sovle the problem??
 

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Installed Windows 8, loving it. However, one thing I've noticed is that every time I try to run anything, it runs it as a non-admin. I hate specifically clicking "Run as Administrator" every time I open a program so my question is this, is there a way to make it run every program as admin permanently?

A:Admin Rights

nope, it's there for a reason. it prevents programs from really screwing stuff up without any user interaction. running everything as admin without any sort of user approval is a good way of breaking windows. it keeps you from accidentally deleting or moving something that really should not be touched.

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Hi,
I am new to this forum, seems to be loads of good info. I tried a search but
could not seem to find what I need. Hope you can help.

I have 4 machines all running xp, all are wireless networked, and files can be transfered etc providing the files on each machine are shared.

How can I setup 1 machine to have admin rights to the other 3, so I can use remote shut down and things like that.

Thanks for your help

Bun
 

A:Admin rights

you need to set up a remote desktop connection. firewalls must be configured to accept remote desktop connections.
 

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