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Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

Q: Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

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

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

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


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A: Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
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A:Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

have you given admin rights to the User account in qestion?
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You could probably check the properties of the datacard and select it to "always run in admin mode", like you can for software.
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A:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

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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That's how it should work
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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.
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A:Standard User to Admin

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

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Windows Update error 80072efd As you have already read.
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Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Your post begs the question of why can you not just login with your Admin Account? Why do you need to bypass it? Where are you downloading third party software from?
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A:Run application as standard user while logged in as admin

Quote: Originally Posted by daydr3am3r

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?

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

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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
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A:Standard User can see Admin's private files

Type this command into the command prompt (elevated)

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That should deny that user access to the files.

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Is this what you are looking for?

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A:Admin rights for a single program to standard user

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: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.

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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?

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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.
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Does that make sense to anyone?
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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?
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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.

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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.

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Would the above really work???
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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,
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A:standard user needs Admin security context for one game

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
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Best Regards
Magon Liu
MS technet
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Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
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With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!
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Anyone? Was changing the default admin acct to standard a bad idea?
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My name is Abhi and I work for Social media and Community at Dell.
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Since you know what you are doing, instructions scant!

Right click on Drive in QuestionPropertiesSecurity TabEditAddAdvancedFind NowDouble Click on User Account to BlockOKFull Control, under DenyApplyContinue x lotsOK
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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.

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And you say Thank You.
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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.

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Hello jumbovideo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open an elevated command prompt? You should get a UAC prompt asking for an administrator's password when you try to approve.

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A:Need info..Giving restricted access to a standard user

Quote: Originally Posted by onlytanmoy

Dear All,
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One more thing guys, is it possible to have the protection on even in safe-mode?

Thanks in advance,


You certainly can restrict his access, but I wonder if you're this concerned why are you giving him access at all. His level of expertise is the issue. If he is a regular user not a geek, hacker, etc you can make all of your files, folders, etc invisible to him. you can change his rights so he cant even read them, but if he is good enough (or curious enough) he will find a way.

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Found a solution to this issue elsewhere. Moderators, feel free to delete this post. Couldn't quite figure that one out...
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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,
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A:Solved: Admin and only user no access to many folders

There you go Bill :-
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The users in Administrative Group aren't the real administrators. See the tutorial:
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I don't know if this has a bearing? The account doesn't appear in user profiles? Please see attached.
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Try this:

Open an Elevated Command Prompt
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Wow. 2 days and not a single suggestion or reply?

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Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

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Quote: Originally Posted by juice13610

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Hello JazzMahn,What you are missing are probably only the Shortcuts on the Start Menu.When you install a program if possible choose the option "Install for All Users" or similar, when the installer ask this it will create the Star Menu entry's for all the users.Now to fix that you should open this path (1)C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with your account with Administrative privileges,all the shortcuts and folders created on this location will be visible to all the users.At the same time open the Start Menu for you user, to do this open the Start Menu> right click on All Programs and select open It will open a folder with a path similar to this one: (2)C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu open the Programs folderWhat you need to do is copy the shortcuts and folders from path (2) to (1) and they will show when you login using any other account.Hope my instructions are clear to you.
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the problems i've been having are i use google chrome - searches from google were taking excessive amounts of time to kick off and run links were being divereted to random web pages or not loading at all avast was displaying an abnormal amount of alerts for blocking links with malware we then used avast full system scan - avast couldnt access its virus chest to put any threats it found in trend micro housecall trend micro CWShredder hitman pro the few things i remember them picking up were quite a few tracking cookies WWWcool something or other a couple of programs it considered suspicious a shell exe possibly xed- and a rootkit directory sorry i dont remember more the suspicious programs were picked up by hitman pro and and access. issues malware admin vista werent deleted but quarentined though it had issues doing that aswell any cookies were deleted when i manually tried to go into cookies folder to delete them access was denied as well as to documents folder etc hijack this was installed and when i tried to run it it came up with an error about not being able to write a log and vista malware issues and admin access. that i should right click its icon and run as admin that option was missing from right click so went into properties and vista malware issues and admin access. the option there for admin was faded out so it couldnt be clicked theres only one user profile on the laptop which has full admin rights vista was pre installed so dont have any dics recovery mangement was used on boot up and restored manufacturor settings hoping it would solve the admin issue admin access is still blocked however the issues in the web browser seemed to have cleared up any help would be greatly appreciated sorry i couldnt be more help with specific names or files and threats the programs found -------------- DDS Ver - - - NTFSx Run by RocketMan at on Sat Internet Explorer Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium GMT AV Norton Internet Security On-access scanning enabled Outdated E A - - -B - C C F SP Windows Defender enabled Updated D DDC A- F- FAE- E -DA vista malware issues and admin access. C ACF SP Norton Internet Security enabled Outdated CBB EE - - DAB- B -D C AA E A FW Norton Internet Security disabled C A C -F F- AC -B -A E C F Running Processes C Windows system wininit exe C Windows system lsm exe C Windows system svchost exe -k DcomLaunch C Windows system svchost exe -k rpcss C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted C Windows system svchost exe -k netsvcs C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted C Windows System svchost exe -k secsvcs C Windows system SLsvc exe C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalService C Windows system svchost exe -k NetworkService C Windows system WLANExt exe C Windows System spoolsv exe c Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSvcHst exe C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork c Program Files Microsoft SQL Server MSSQL MSSQL Binn sqlservr exe C Windows system svchost exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted C Windows SMINST BLService exe C Program Files CyberLink Shared Files RichVideo exe C Windows system svchost exe -k imgsvc C Windows System svchost exe -k WerSvcGroup C Windows system SearchIndexer exe C Windows system DRIVERS xaudio exe C Windows system taskeng exe C Windows system Dwm exe C Windows Explorer EXE C Windows system wbem wmiprvse exe c Program Files Hewlett-Packard HP Health Check hphc service exe C PROGRA COMMON SYMANT CCPD-LC symlcsvc exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C WINDOWS System igfxtray exe C WINDOWS System igfxpers exe C Program Files HP QuickPlay QPService exe C Program Files Windows Defender MSASCui exe c Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSvcHst exe C Program Files Hewlett-Packard HP Quick Launch Buttons QLBCTRL exe C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin HpqSRmon exe C Program Files HP HP Software Update hpwuSchd exe C Program Files Hewlett-Packard HP Wireless Assistant HPWAMain exe C Program Files... Read more

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Hi jadeth,

Welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delay in replying.
I'm K27 and I am currently reviewing your log.

Please DO NOT run any scans/tools/fixes on your own as this will conflict with the tools we are going to use.

Please Print or Save to Notepad all instructions and please follow them carefully and if there's something you don't understand or that will not work please let me know and we will go through it together.

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Please Disable all Anti-virus/Anti-Spyware/FireWall on your machine. Instruction's via link below.

Please download Rootkit Unhooker and save it to your desktop.
Double-click RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
Click the Report tab, then click Scan
Check Drivers, Stealth Code, Files, and Code Hooks
Uncheck the rest, then click OK
When prompted to Select Disks for Scan, make sure C:\ is checked and click OK
Wait till the scanner has finished then go File > Save Report
Save the report somewhere you can find it. Click Close
This log may be very large so please attach it in your next reply.

Note** you may get the following warning. It is ok, just ignore it.

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"
Please attach the RKUhooker log in you next reply along with a fresh set of DDS logs and a status report on the symptoms that you are still having.