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[SOLVED] Admin rights from a limited account

Q: [SOLVED] Admin rights from a limited account

I have 4 profiles setup on my boy's PC. An admin account for myself and then 1 each for my 3 boys. All 3 of their accounts are limited for obvious reasons, but can I login as an administrator from one of their limited profiles?

The reason being, is that if I am trying to do something from one of their profiles and I can't perform the task because I'm not the administrator, it's a pain to logout and then log back in on my account.

There has to be an easier way...No?

TIA

Greg

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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...
Cheers,
Jamey

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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

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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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:Limited admin rights? - access denied

Hi jmj

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A:Limited Rights Account and UAC settings

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.

If you wish to install or tamper with the installation of existing security software, usually this will require administrator rights. For example, if you wanted to install Avast Antivirus you would require administrator rights (since the installer would wish to do things which more desired rights are required to do due to windows security - such as install device drivers, drop in protected directories like Program Files, etc).

In terms of a ransomware infection, I personally believe that having UAC enabled (on an admin account) would help protect the system. The reason for this is because more popular ransomware infections tend to perform little tricks on the system which usually would require additional privileges (such as administrator privileges) to prevent the cancelling of the encryption by the user and help evade detection during encryption process. These tricks can include process manipulation attacking towards a legitimate windows process running in the background (examples of this would include csrss.exe), where the purpose would be for the encryption code to execute from the windows process so if the user found the ransomware process and terminated it, the encryption process would still continue without the user even being further aware of the situation (and if no current security prevented this attack, I doubt an on-demand scan would usually catch this activity out after its been done). Such tricks like attacking a windows process would require the launcher of the ransomware to have the correct rights to do such a thing; these rights can be obtained through using both documented and undocumented APIs in Windows, however I should note that to use these APIs for success of the accomplished goal, the program would need to be running as administrator anyway.

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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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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A:Admin rights for Admin account?

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.

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>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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A:account loses admin rights

We need to know the OS you're using please.
 

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A:Guest account no admin rights

Have you tried going into 'safe mode' to see if the hidden admin account is enabled?

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A:Lost admin rights on only account

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A:admin rights in normal account?

There's no way to automate it that I'm aware of (which definitely does not mean there is no way), but are you able to launch the programs by right-clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator?"

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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.

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A:Limited account, restrict apps, but has install rights

You could protect the private data with some form of encryption, [Bitlocker, Truecrypt], but the program use may be more of an issue, As they will have permissions to install programs they can install anything you try to block.

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A:Administrator account does not have any admin rights anymore

Welcome
Try the following
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full updated scan with malwarebytes.
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A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
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
thanks in advance



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:Removing Admin rights from a user account

I assume that you were working from within his account in moving the shortcuts, and gave the password to let you access folders in your account. The result is that the file permissions on those folders have changed to let him in whenever he wants. If this is correct, you should be able to reset the permissions on each of those folders using this article in the Techguy Library of Knowledge:
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/File_Permissions

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
 

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A:Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

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.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.



I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/35729-lost-admin-rights-only-user-account-computer.html
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A:Account(admin rights) denied all access IMMEDIATELY upon log-in

Does Safe Mode function normally?
That is to say if you boot in safe mode are you able to perform basic functions and use the system to some extent?

If this is not a registry or av/security related problem the easiest fix would likely be SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Some more specific detail of the nature of the problem and less of what you have done may be of assistance too.
If this is a problem with admin priveldges you are honestly probably better off doing a repair install
Repair Install
Than digging around trying to find the one setting responsible for the problem.
Component services and other various admin tools can get down right annoying to work with and can cause further problems if the least bit thing is set wrong.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/192398-account-admin-rights-denied-all-access-immediately-upon-log.html
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A:User Account or Admin rights to install softwares??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam


Hi there you all!
I just installed windows 7 64bit and i am having this new enigma with the proper way of installing my apllications:
I read that there are some applications that should be installed using the "run as administrator" option, and some of them not.
My question is how do i know a program should be installled using this option??

Is it possible that a program doesn 't run correctly or without optimun capacity because of using the wrong usser account??

How do i know that i am not running as Admin by default?

Which account should i use by default in order to be optimally safe?

Why when I go to my computer/manage/Local users and group/Users/double click on Administrator i see the "Account is disabled" check box checked??

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...

Thanks in advance
Cheers
Alberto



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?

Ken

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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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A:admin privileges for limited account

Im sure if u assign the laptop an IP address another account would use that.
Unsure and not willing to test it, but you could try!
Aslong as you know the admin stuff...we cant help with passwords :)

i dont think you can change the admin/limited rights..if they need to install programs..i would set as admin, what damage could they do :P lol

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A:Trouble Switching From Limited To Admin Account

how recently did the problem start?
Did you installed/uninstalled any software/hardware before the problem started?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/55616/trouble-switching-from-limited-to-admin-account/
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A:Safe to change from admin to limited account?

Apologies if this is really obvious to you... but the consequences of getting this wrong are very troublesome to say the least so I'll say it anyway just on the 0.1% chance you didn't know it...

You must always have at least one Administrator-level account active and working on a PC at all times.

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A:XP Admin Profile Corrupt - Upgrade Limited Account?

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A:Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`

You need to add your new local account to the administrators group. To do this log in with your original Administrator account. Then open an elevated command prompt (right click on start and select Command Prompt (admin).

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No you need to create another profile and (not) guest here's how : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...idden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 

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A:Solved: XP Admin rights

How to take ownership of files and folders: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-admin-rights.890968/
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A:[SOLVED] Admin rights

Make sure you are running Pro and not Home as Home will not have these settings. Next Boot into Safe Mode and log in as Administrator. If you do not know the password, try leaving it blank. Then you should be able to access those settings.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-admin-rights-433068.html
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A:[SOLVED] Lost Admin Rights

Make sure you are logged in an Admin account and right click the Installer file (Setup.exe) and choose Run As Administrator.
If that fails try this: Unable to install programs, please help.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-lost-admin-rights-593275.html
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A:Solved: I need Admin rights for my computer

Welcome to TSG

boot into safe mode and logon as Administrator. change the account settings back to administrator for your old regular account or setup a new account with admin rights.

as for your other problem:

i'm struggling to get the computer to go straight to the desktop with out the password window coming up.Click to expand...

Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.

Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer check box.

Click Apply.

Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.

Click OK again and you're all done.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-i-need-admin-rights-for-my-computer.629640/
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A:[SOLVED] Admin Rights Gone, or Just Being Stupid?

Hi and welcome to TSF try using this account Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums remember to turn it back off when finished

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A:[SOLVED] Loss of Admin rights

Click Star>Right-click Computer. Go to Computer Management>Local Users and Groups>Groups ; Double click administrators group and see if you find your user account there?

Also, try and perform any other administrative function like installing a device driver or creating a new user account, do you get access denied error message then?

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A:Solved: Admin. rights in Windows 7

Usually,you will be shown an option during software installation
that allows you to install only for the current user or for all users.
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A:Solved: Editing regedit without admin rights

Another thought occured
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A:Solved: Call A Batch With Admin Rights

BUMP!

and...
Just to clarify. I'm running an admin account on vista, but I must also right click and select "Run as administrator" to allow my backup script to function (otherwise it runs in Read only mode and is not allowed to copy my files to my hard drive)

But this backup script (batch file) is inside my PenDrive and is called upon by the main menu of my PenDrive (which is also a batch file)

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-call-a-batch-with-admin-rights.813754/
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A:[SOLVED] How to do 3rd party udates without admin rights

Quote:





Originally Posted by noneatall


Does anyone know of a way to allow users to do 3rd party updates without admin rights, and on a domain level.




Give them write access to the folders involved.

EDIT: Also the registry keys.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-how-to-do-3rd-party-udates-without-admin-rights-288679.html
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Hi,

I have an Acer Aspire M1100 PC that runs 32 Bit Vista, has 2 Gigs of ram, and 144GB HD.

I run Spybot Search and Destroy. And my problem is that when I try to "Immunize" my browser, "Internet Explorer 8" it always says that I have to be logged in as an Administrator. I don't have the rights needed to perform this function. I created another user with Admin rights to verify this and is says the same thing. There is a "Guest" profile available but other than those three accounts, there are no other accounts. So both of my admin accounts apparently don't have admin rights.

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks

Broly
 

A:Solved: Vista Admin rights problem

hi did you try right clicking on the program and choosing run as admin. also this may provide more info on admin rights
http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f9/admin-rights-vista-windows-7-a-197772/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-vista-admin-rights-problem.830571/
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A:[SOLVED] Lost admin rights on Windows 7

Boot into Recovery using Windows DVD or the Recovery partition and run Windows System Restore -- choose a restore point prior to the trouble occurring.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A:Solved: Can't access files even with Admin rights?!?!?!

What folder are you trying to access?

Remember that your files were put in the "Documents" not MY Documents folder.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-access-files-even-with-admin-rights.745269/
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A:[SOLVED] How do I find out what is asking for admin rights on startup?

I would suggest checking the registry first (Start > Run > Regedit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

or

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

or

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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Hi, how did you activate the "hidden admin" account in Vista? I use it occasionally and requires that I open a CMD prompt by right clicking and selecting "run as administrator" (you can set this to always be the case) now at the prompt type :- net user administrator /active:yes or to turn off substitute "yes " with "no". Reboot to have the Admin option on boot.

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That would do the trick for some other apps...

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A:[SOLVED] How to give admin rights to a specific Software

Hi sobersong,

Interesting environment, actually giving users the possibility to run administration applications without any special permission, but anyways :)

You have 2 options to solving this issue:

1. Set to run as AN administrator (Right click > Properties > Compability tab > Mark "Run this program as an administrator). It will then not be ran as the specific user "Administrator", but with admin Privilegies.

2. Set the security settings to Full Control on the application. (Right click > Properties > Security tab)

Should solve your issues.

EDIT:

While this is the Windows XP forum you state Windows 7 as your operating system. Solution 1 only works in Windows 7. Solution 2 works with XP though.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-how-to-give-admin-rights-to-a-specific-software-589107.html
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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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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:Solved: blocking limited accounts from admin programs

is there any way of preventing a new user from being able to access any of the programs ive installedClick to expand...

No not really, anyone with a little computer knowledge can access any installed program whether it is listed on the programs menu or not.

There is this program from Microsoft, looks promising. Never used it.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-blocking-limited-accounts-from-admin-programs.785596/
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A:[SOLVED] Limited access to D Drive for non-admin users

First setup Limited User accounts for any other users other then you. Then make your files or folders Private: How to make files and folders private in Windows XP so that only you have access to them

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-limited-access-to-d-drive-for-non-admin-users-655118.html
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A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:
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moper
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/logged-in-as-admin-but-have-no-admin-rights.781270/
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A:Logged In As Admin, But Don't Have Admin Rights

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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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Thank you

A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/294399-admin-account-stopped-being-admin-even-when-admin-checked.html
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Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\(username)
(username) = administrators name

and now it is invisible also from UAC..

Although mydigitallife.info says it's as simple as fixing with ctrl + alt + del at the logon screen to bring up the logon dialog, which it didn't.

I have tried to restoring from a previous state but I do not seem to have any restore points. (no idea why)

all help is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck on a limited user account

Thank god I fixed it.

For anyone that has run into the same problem as me do the following:

1. Login to your limited user account
2. ctrl + alt + del and start task manager
3. Kill explorer.exe
4. click new task (under applications)
5. type cmd
6. type in "runas /user:[username] explorer.exe" (without quotes)
7. search cmd in start search box and right click then run as administrator
8. type in "net localgroup Administrators [name of limited user] /add"

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A:Solved: Programs will not become operational- 'limited' account

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A:Solved: Print Server won't work with Limited Account

You should just be able to share the printer from the printserver then install it to the computer (as administrator) I beleve if you do the new printer wizard - as a local port, new port then port name = \\printserver\sharename the printer should be available to anyone who has an account on the pc.
 

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A:Solved: Admin account issues

Welcome to TSG tobin517. Right click on the program and Select Run as Administrator. See screenshot below...

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-admin-account-issues.808213/
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A:[SOLVED] Admin account locked down

Hello kurtismonger,

Log in as the Administrator Account; then navigate to the Control Panel > switch to Classic View > User Accounts > Create a New Account, now create a 'New User Account'; name it > and ensure that it is a Computer Administrator Account.

Once you have done this reboot the computer, and sign in using the 'new Administrator Account', and you should be able to now install programs.

Give it a try and post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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