okay freshly into win now having obtained a new hdd for my comp I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems but win doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights not just the constantly have to get permission stuff that a standard snort admin account has full rights that don't involve constantly having to run as administrator yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles all it does is make me more irate with the situation so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account -
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator -
click - Create Account.
Hello All I'm delighted No to accounts change /Cannot Admin admin user account existing Access to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account came with Windows On setup i used my No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account microsoft account to login with a pin the account was setup as administrator No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account thinking i could change things later About days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first My mistake Now i cannot change anything i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows account but all ask for the same permission I have tried to go to setup recovery troubleshoot advanced option system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work Feeling a little Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc Thank you for any help givenhttp://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/61945-no-admin-access-cannot-change-existing-user-accounts-admin-account.html
Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:
The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)
Is there a way?
In urgent need of help!
Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799But, 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.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/153087/prevent-admin-accounts-from-changing-other-admin-account-passwords-in-xp/
I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.
Thanks in advance,
Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.
I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.
Thanks for any help.
Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/no-admin-privileges-with-admin-accounts-166414.html
I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new W8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)
Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.
By default, standard users are not able to create new accounts or do anything that effects anything other than just their user account.
The only way a standard account is able to create a new account is if that standard user entered the administrator's password when prompted by UAC when trying to do so through the Control Panel (icon view) -> User Accounts -> Manage Accounts.
Hi all I can t find any mention of my problem on this or any other forum Or at least I don t think I can Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated Get Only Accounts Accounts User Cannot Admin Can DHCP, Here is my set-up Linksys DSL modem connected to an Apple Airport Extreme wireless router The modem is configured to be the DHCP server the Airport is set to bridge mode I have a new Compaq Presario desktop running Vista Home Basic with a Belkin wireless-G USB dongle All of this discussion is about wireless btw - Only Admin Accounts Cannot Get DHCP, User Accounts Can I don t have a long enough CAT- cable to connect the Airport and PC I have users set up on the PC - true unlocked administrator account and standard users When I boot up and connect as any of the standard users they automatically detect and connect to the Airport and receive IP addresses But when I change user to be the administrator the connection drops after a few seconds The Airport network is visible to Only Admin Accounts Cannot Get DHCP, User Accounts Can Vista because it is in the list of available networks But if I try to connect to it it fails and the Vista diagnostic tool tells me it has been unable to connect for unknown reason One of the standard users used to Only Admin Accounts Cannot Get DHCP, User Accounts Can have admin rights and that account had exactly the same problem If I log in from a boot-up as the administrator I also cannot connect to the network If the administrator account has been used and logged out the other users cannot connect to the Airport I have to re-boot before they can connect again I also have a MacBook and a Nokia N both of which can log into the network and get IP addresses fine If it s important I m using WPA This is not just irritating but also dangerous Because I am unable to use the internet from an administrator account I am unable to do things like updating my Norton software so I m putting myself at risk I assume the problem is rooted in how Vista treats admin users and the threats it perceives from internet access as such a user As mentioned I have Norton installed and Windows Firewall turned off A friend of mine suggested it might be because I ve got the network set as public and Vista doesn t want to connect an admin account to it but as I can t connect as an administrator to that network then I can t change the Vista setting Catch I haven t tried the registry fix for DHCP flags because I assume that if that was my problem then none of the accounts would be able to connect to the internet Has anyone come across a problem like this before I would appreciate any ideas you may have Please let me know if any detailed information would help Cheers ShuggyX nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/only-admin-accounts-cannot-get-dhcp-user-accounts-can.708758/
Hi Yet again Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much reset admin | | can't admin | Lost 5 No password error rights System as I have on whatever forum Let me explain the problem I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs change account settings make any changes through CMD without getting the system error access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset which I don't have is not quot nothing quot nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset cmd I can't activate the quot hidden quot administrator account System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem I'd immensely appreciate it
Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/37732-system-error-5-no-admin-rights-lost-admin-password-cant-reset.html
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.
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
The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.
The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.
Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.
I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.
Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator 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 safehttp://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/38274-windows-10-admin-password-reset-new-account-admin-rights.html
Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/59249-no-admin-rights-admin-account-after-clean-install.html
Using Win 8.1
First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?
UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.
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?
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?
I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.
When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.
Windows 7 64 bit
I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*
Yes, there are ways of doing this, but if I tell you then I'll have to kill you. Trying to circumvent security is against Forum rules I'm afraid so we can't help you on this one.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/win-xp-admin-accounts-168755.html
I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*
I am waiting to see if this thread is OK. We can then go from there.
Friend of mine helped me with my Vista install everything went well but now my user account is Bob rather than what I wanted I changed the profile name but the user account c Admin Help with Accounts Bob lt desired name gt is still listed as Bob I did a bunch of research online and it appears the easiest thing to do is just create a new Admin Account and then remove the old one Just need to copy any Help with Admin Accounts specific data I want to keep from that other user Simple enough mmmm not true When I deleted the undesired account it no longer displays in the manage accounts section but when I right click on the start windows flag icon in lower left corner of desktop select explore all users expand the users folder c users I have several user folders listed and the ones I thought I had deleted When I try to delete one of the undesired folders it starts to delete the files sending them to the recycle bin but then stops and states quot The action can't be completed because the folder is open in another program close the folder and try again This is extremely frustrating how Help with Admin Accounts can it be this difficult I want to delete Help with Admin Accounts the old account along with all of its data Now I have accounts that I want deleted all with about MB worth of data just sitting there - empty folders and files Please help Thanks
Hello Zagith, and welcome to Vista Forums.
Double check with this tutorial to see if this is how you deleted the old user account. When you delete the old C:\Users\(user name), be sure to do it from within the new account.
Hope this helps for now,
need help hacking into an admin account.
im limited account so i can't do very much. I have trieds to reboot in safe mode but because my log in set up is different, i can't see the admin account.
tried nearly everything. need help please!!!!!!!!
this is against the forum rules, to help with this kind of stuff
please read the forum rules:
I have 2 Administrator accounts. How can I remove one of them? I tried control panel/user accounts while logged in as "Administrator", but it won't let me remove the other admin account....Please Help!
I am running WinXP Pro.
Hi guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here.
I've tried several times to create a guest or local account but every time I do, they are automatically changed to an administer account instead of standard. I've tried several times to manually change them from admin to standard but every time I do, when I exit out, they are changed back to admin accounts. What can I do to stop this from happening? It's incredibly frustrating.
hellow everyone.i have a quick question.i use windows 8.1 pro with media center. me and one of my friend have separate accounts for each other on the same windows. we both are admin. my problem is... When I logged in to my friends account he can excess all the files on the other account. same when my friend log in to my account he can excess all his files and stuff tru my windows account. how can I fix this so That other users on my pc cant excess others files.even if your account is admin. i dont want other pepole on my pc to see what i have on my account. please help
The behavior you are seeing is by design. All admin accounts have access (or can grant themselves access) to all files on the computer. Attempting to restrict such access is an exercise in futility. Only with limited accounts are such restrictions possible.http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/39516-need-help-two-admin-accounts.html
My PC for some reason has removed the administrator status from my account and therefore right now there is no administrator.
I can't download/open certain files because i'm not an administrator and when it gives me the option of typing in the administrator password, there is no spot located for me to be able to type and the 'yes' box doesn't allow me to click it either as it is grayed out.
I've attached some examples the troubles i have and what i think may be of help? sorry i'm not much of a tech person
Any help would be helpful. thank you so much ><
Windows has a built in Administrator account that is inactive by default. You have to activate it, and then make yourself an Administrator. Because you are not a administrator now, not all options are available to activate it. Start with Option 1, but I believe you need Option 4. After you are an Administrator, you should disable the built in Administrator account. This is a guide to enable it.
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
I have a laptop that I received that I didn t want to completely wipe I just wanted to reset the local admin Normally these computers just have the HD s cloned They all use the same various domains for access With this one there are no local admin accounts I don t just mean the name quot administrator quot I mean there are NO local accounts with local administrator privileges I can t even access the computer in safe mode I attempted to use locksmith and Sala s Password Reset tool v but I still can t login locally with any of the local accounts I attempted to upgrade one of the default accounts to admin and then renew the password Also tried to create a new admin account No changes ever show up I ve heard there are ways to kill the local admin access but I never heard of a way that totally prevents the ability to add a new admin It seems that the only way to access the laptop is via domain login admin No accounts? even though there is a local computer login option Anyone ever seen anything like this Know of a way to restore local access nbsp
You'd probably be better off wiping it and starting from scratch. Too much of a hassle just to get it working and you'd probably still have issues later on.
Hi everyone I'm trying to set up a user to be an administrator in Windows Ultimate I created the user as an Administrative account I Accounts Admin Full have turned UAC off in Conrol Panel - gt Users Accounts - gt Change User Account Full Admin Accounts Control Settings by Full Admin Accounts setting it to quot Never Notify quot I have set UAC Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to Elevate without prompting I have set the user to the administrators group in quot control userpassword quot I have verified that he is a member of the Administrators group and yet I am still prompted Full Admin Accounts for administrative approval when I try to move edit files in system areas For example if I want to move a start menu folder under quot c programdata microsoft windows start menu quot When I look at the file folder permissions the administrators group has quot full control quot but I keep getting prompted I DO NOT want to use the built-in Administrator account I want to create a personal administrative account with the same level of access as the built-in account Everything I've been able to find about this so far tells me to do the steps outlined above but they don't seem to work for me No matter what I do UAC is getting in the way If anyone knows how I can fix this please let me know Thanks to you all in advance -Michael
When it prompts you, does it require you to type in a password, or do you just have to click yes?
A friend called me up in a panic after he got himself into a quite a pickle with his Acer Aspire S He no longer wanted Account A a MS admin account so he created Account B a local standard and deleted Account A He then realized the mistake he made of not having Account B have admin rights Quite frankly I can't figure out how he deleted Account A if Account B never had admin rights Maybe it has to do with this stupid non-local account no 8.1 with Win laptop admin accounts that Windows forces upon its users Anyway he now has one account on his laptop Account B - a local account with no admin rights This of course means that no changes can be made to the computer in terms of settings or software installation or removal Every time I try to do something along those lines the UAC box pops up and asks me to enter a password yet there's no Win 8.1 laptop with no admin accounts password field to type in I tried all of the usual command prompt tricks but they fail since I can't launch an elevated command prompt I tried booting into safe mode w cmd and activating the built-in Administrator account but when I reboot the account does not appear as an available account to log in as I cannot make any changes via the Control Panel since UAC blocks those types of changes Do I have any other options besides going the quot Reset PC quot route Of course he does not have his Windows or Office product keys so reinstalling isn't an option I'm not sure if the quot Reset PC quot will wipe Office though There was a great Windows password reset disc that let you create and edit users via command prompt does anything similar exist for Win Thanks
I these situations I mostly grab my Hirens. It has an
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Our son's PC is running Vista Home.
There are two accounts on it, the Admin, which I setup and have password protect on it, and the other, is a "Guest" account(XP terms?).
We are having a grades issues and want to limit the PC use.
I believe I can change the password on the Admin account, can I also add a password to the Guest account?
Also, is there an easy way for him to somehow, get around this?
Thanks in advance
I shut the computer down yesterday and today I cannot login to my admin accounts I am stuck on a limited account access Admin can't I accounts my Help! I tried safe mode I rechecked Help! I can't access my Admin accounts my user and passwords over and over I haven't changed them It keeps saying that my user and pass is incorrect even though it was working fine Help! I can't access my Admin accounts yesterday I can't download restore or anything with this Limited Account and I am going insane Please please help Please help This is not a quot icon isn't showing at windows startup quot question For some reason I cannot enable my admin accounts Either of them Online some say that Windows does it automatically sometimes or that updates haven't been recently installed or it could hackers and viruses I really have no idea why this is happening I'm kicked out of my own computer Is it possible that spybot is controlling my access to the Admin accounts for my safety This am I also was getting tons of pop-up error messages about Help! I can't access my Admin accounts a program My pc has been running a bit slower as well ever since I added a limited account onto it
Hi and welcome,
Sorry about the delay, just saw the post. No, spybot would not do this. What error messages were you getting? When you boot into safe mode are you able to access the accounts? You are using the correct case for the password? If numbers are used in the password, and you are using the number pad on the right hand side, is the numlock turned on?
Hello everyone Lately I've been unable to access either Out Admin Accounts of Locked of my administrator Locked Out of Admin Accounts accounts or even open the full potential of the accounts screen as I am hindered by Limited Account restrictions My primary account was for example quot User Name quot without a password Now the only account I have been able to access is quot User Name quot It is a mystery to me as to where this account came from all of a sudden and why I am unable to access the original account but have a totally new desktop layout and everything When I try logging in as the Windows Hidden Administrator without a password as it is by default if I am correct it says quot unable to log you on due to Locked Out of Admin Accounts an account restriction quot but if I type anything in the password field it returns an error saying that I have entered incorrect login information Any information anyone can provide as to how I might can access my administrator accounts from my boundaries as they are right now would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance Rick
type at (if it gives you a list of jobs or says no jobs in que then your good to go)
type at <time in 24 hour format seperated by ":") 1 minute after current time /interactive cmd.exe
"at 16:34 /interactive cmd.exe"
This is system level access.
Edit: should have explained.
It runs cmd.exe from task scheduler which is above admin level. Effectivly giving you maximum permissions. Sometimes this works from guest.
Now learn how to use cmd
About a year ago, I forgot the password to an admin account. I didn't really need it at the time. Fast foward to the present, now I decided I did. I used Ophcrack which did not work, so I used Offline NT Password & Registry Editor which worked like a charm. Now I have the problem of suddenly losing the privleges and the three accounts I tampered with. All of the accounts that werent deleted were accs that were once admin. I really need help.
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I have friends coming to stay with me, and they like to use my computer. I'd like to set up other accounts (i.e. non -admin accounts) on my machine to restrict their access. How can I accompllish this?
looking for a decent outgoing program control firewall I come across a thread on another forum where the users and OP were arguing amongst themselves the discussion was about outgoing protection on firewalls being quot useless quot specifically if you are running your windows as an admin like most window account do as this means any rootkit etc can bypass your firewall anyway im just a little confused here do they mean running the computer under the hidden quot super administrator quot account or just quot regular quot administrator account - I about? it all Admin whats accounts: ask Admin accounts: whats it all about? because I run my Windows x under the default it installs in which is regular admin - all the files i have can be quot run as administrator quot so Im assuming that under this regular admin account I dont really have admin privelages it all gets a bit confusing I think what Iam trying to find out is - am I wasting my time using an outgoing firewall - if so why then do they bother Admin accounts: whats it all about? with them if they can be bypassed when windows default installs on an admin account - OR why dont thet mention at install of firewall that account should be dropped to standard account I notice Avira do this before im just not convinced that malware can bypass my firewall Anti-Virus because iam on the default windows installation account and the software company that owns that security could not tell me that its useless on current setup - Avira is the ONLY prog to request drop privelages be great if someone could clear this up for me this is the topic i was reading and this qoute as well as many others was what made me ask about it Because people have become gullible - brainwashed into thinking that outgoing protection is going to save them from some nefarious root kit that is most likely already on their computer from visiting porn sites and or just being stupid All this outgoing quot brouhaha quot came about because of the panic driven nefarious marketing people like quot you know who quot and a host of other chicken littles who write security articles for magazines who quot surprisingly quot display ads for security sponsors quot you know who quot As for why certain companies now sell outgoing protection - it probably makes good business sense It really is fluff though All good security guys know it is Just like car alarms Some one already stealing your car doesn t stop because your car alarm goes off They simply disconnect it It calms the illiterate masses their lemming propensities and generates a of revenue Companies will sell the lemmings what the lemmings wants Create some hysteria and watch the lemmings run off the cliff They aren t responsible for every ones gullibility Remember quot Pet Rocks quot They weren t really pets ya know There is nothing wrong with the Microsoft Firewall It stops the bad guys from getting in - once they are in there is really nothing you can do anyway Click to expand is that person above just assuming that all infections are going to be undetectable rootkits that can bypass everything on your windows default installation whilst shutting your firewall down in the process - if an outgoing firewall detects ONE thing then its been worth hvaing he cant assume that all rootkits infections are going to do this I was going to install an outgoing program control firewall in case anything untoward I may run by accident on my system tries to phone home or allow some hacker access e g scenario run a keygen and it pops up quot keygen exe is trying to connect quot then you know something untoward is trying to happen and its been stopped and you notified I just cant believe that all these software firewalls are poop as the users on that forum make believe and that all your security can be bypassed on default windows installation user accounts because your regular admin i dont want to join that forum and continue that debate cos by looks of it i will get my head taken off like the ... Read more
I've set up a limited account for my kids to use on my XP Pro SP3 PC, but the account seems to have admin privileges. The limited account is able to access my admin files and also the built in admin account. Does anyone know what's going on & what I can do to rectify it please? Cheers.
how much do they know about computers and did they have access to an admin. account before the limited account?
P.S.- trust me, that can make a huge difference, especially having early access to an admin.
1.) Do they know your password? Change it anyways, you never know
2.) Press Shift 5 times real fast and report what comes up? (if its sticky keys click cancel and report that sticky keys pop-ed up)
EDIT: Message to Staff- Who do i talk to about posting a resolution to the sticky keys exploit, and in posting it an exploit may be derived from my post? that is if his problem is with sticky keys, and for future reference.
Both my admin user account and the hidden admin account on my windows 10 desktop are gone I have tried resetting the pc but it just says requires admin and no admin accounts detected or something to that effect. I have tried to no evail to access the hidden admin account via cmd propmt. My wifes standard account remains and can access internet etchttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Lost-admin-accounts/td-p/5778326
When i start up my computer i get the loggon screen.
there is my ADMIN and a guest. when i sign on to my ADMIN i get a full black screen
and cant do anything abut it !! .
The guest account works fine.
So know im on the guest account and i dont know what to do about the black screen.
Was anything added or removed from the system before the problem? Can you load your profile in Safe Mode?http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/help-i-cant-access-my-admin-accounts-306381.html
Hey everyone, I've got a user accounts issue. Recently I noticed my main user account (the only one besides the default ones) has lost admin rights.
I don't know why, but it could be because I changed its name recently, via userpasswords2. I didn't change it's account type though. Still, if I open up the user accounts panel, it now says it's a guest account.
Now that wouldn't be much of an issue, if only the admin account wasn't disabled. And of course I can't enable it, because I don't have the rights. Safe mode didn't help either, and I can't do a system restore.
Could anyone please help me out? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
One of the office computers never had a password for the administrator account, and it was the only account ever used by everyone. We set a password and created a limited user account. Now when the admin account is attempted to be logged into the message: "C:\windows\system32\command.com incorrect paramaters" appears. However the limited account will login fine. When the system is started in safe mode, the admin account can be logged into.
I expect that a malware/trojen/whatever may be the culprit. Prior to the issue, Spybot removed 526 problems, but 25 needed a reboot before Spybot could remove them. I ran hijack this and saved the log before any "cleaning" of the system began. Where do I begin to correct this?
Do you use the Welcome Screen or a Logon Box.
If it's the welcome screen, press Ctrl + Alt + Del twice at the Welcome Screen. You should be able to enter the username and password there.
I'd create a second admin account in safe mode if I were you, since you said it lets you logon there.
I recieved a computer from a friend. I have all the passwords, etc for the computer, however it used to be on a network domain and I removed all the network drives but it still says I am on the domain. Is there anyway to remove this? Also I do not want to have to scroll through tons of files to learn what is where is there anyway to reset the main account or delete it and create a new admin account? I only want one admin account and Id like it to be a fresh one. Any ideas?
I have been tr5ying to find out how to remove the domains or whatever because I do not live near the person who gave me this computer and they keep closing my board thinking I want help with "passwords" I HAVE the passwords to the computer I just want everything OFF as I am the only one using it and I have no network I need this to be on. Please help.
So here is an interesting problem I ran into after working on the family computer (I was away at college and just got back for break).
After removing all the viruses, I was left with a computer where both the main user account and the Admin account did not have Admin rights. I can log into the Administrator account, but I cannot do even the most simplest of things, such as open Control Panel. So, I am at a loss to fix this. So simply enough, how does one restore administrative rights to the admin account when it has lost them.
Windows XP Home SP2
Control Panel, and many related functions, along side with such things as leftclick->properties on My Computer do not work (It says privilege removed, contact admin).
Even the Help will not open.
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.
My problem is that even though I have only one user account defined on my machine and it is set to "Administrator" it is not being allowed to do admin types of things like deleting folders. I tried to create a user group but that's not an option on the Win7 Home Premium version that I use. How can it be that the sole account is not the admin even though it shows that it is in the account user setup?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 220.127.116.11
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 424790 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 381321 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials in use
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
I cannot do a few things that require admin rights but I the account I'm using is an admin account. I made a new account and gave it all privileges, admin, backup operations, helpservicesgroup, network configuration operations and replicator but even with all those rights this user can't get windows updates.
This is where I noticed the trouble, I wanted to go to windows updates and it gave me this error:
[Error number: 0x8DDD0002]
To install updates from this website, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on your computer. If you use Windows XP, you can see if you are an administrator by going to User Accounts in Control Panel.
Note: If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you using this website. Contact your system administrator for help with updates. Click to expand...
Maybe this will help:
I am trying to carry out the steps in the Hijack this and malware removal instructions, but cannot get the Kaspersky scanner to run.
It says that I need Administrator privileges to install it.
I only have the one account on that machine, the Admin one.
User Accounts shows only the one admin account.
Any ideas how I get the rights back?
Computer is an HP Pavilion Laptop running XP pro SP2
try right clicking on it and selecting "run as admin"http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/148616/logged-in-as-admin-but-dont-have-admin-rights/
Okay, I'm very sure I set my account to be Admin, there's only one account anyway, yet W8 requests admin permission to do everything.
All because of this, I can't change the .ini of a game, I can't update Neverwinter Nights using the updater, I can't save .inis or .txts anywhere except documents...It's annoying.
I used to have W7 before, it never did this to me, but Windows 8 really deeply annoys me.
Now I'll be specific by saying that I only have "Windows 8", no Enterprise or Pro.
How can I make W8 stop nagging me everytime about admin rights? I AM an admin.
I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
Someone else may have a better way...
Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
I have two Windows VMs, one Windows 7 and the other Windows 8. On both machines there is an account with administrative rights. On the Windows 7 VM if I run a DOS cmd window it is run with with administrative rights. However, on the Windows 8 VM the DOS cmd window has NO administrative rights.
Has anything changed between Windiws 7 and 8 in this respect?
Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.
It's the same in Windows 8.
Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
For some reason IE in the admin account is SLOW.. VERY SLOW.. We have nothing extra installed (toolbars, etc) and have scanned for malware (malwarebytes, avira, panda)..
All the other user accounts work much better.. In fact the login process and general user experience is much smoother and faster on all other accounts..
How can I get the admin account IE to be fast and smooth like the other accounts?
Try re-installing Internet Explorer.
A friend gave me an old computer running Win XP Pro, The computer has both a Admin and Guest account setup on it. I have the admin password but right now if I sign in with the Admin account it will not allow me to install any software? I would like to deleted both accounts thus not requiring a login or password can I just go to the Control Panel / User Accounts and remove both and this will solve my issue or do I need to do anything else.
If i add anti malware programs to my Admin account do i also need to do the same to my user accounts
No. When you install an AV program, it's for the whole PC. Usually only administrators will be able to adjust the AV program's settings though.
Hope this helps,
I believe I had the Google redirect virus and eventually got rid of it, although I don't remember how. It may have been the Combofix I've been reading about. Here is my problem - I can't change my desktop background to anything other than a solid color. Also, thumbnails don't show up until I change the view to a different size. I have tried making new users and only standard user accounts are normal. Any time I created an admin account, this issue arises. Anybody found a solution yet??
Hello all I am using windows pro OS I have only one local account on my machine My account is already in Administrator groups I have checked that My problem is that I am not able to create change any user account being despite admin! Can't accounts user create from control panel After traversing to Control Panel All Control Panel Items User Can't create user accounts despite being admin! Accounts There are all the different links named as Can't create user accounts despite being admin! below Change your account name Change your account type Can't create user accounts despite being admin! Manage other account etc However when I click on any of these links nothing happens at all What could be the possible reason of this Window is updated I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example installing uninstalling software running system tools etc Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management I look forward for your reply Regards P SOLUTION credit goes to medab Hello all after being suggested by medab I finally switched to Microsoft account from local account and now everything is working I again switched back to local account and tested everything is still working yet Please note that I installed a fresh copy of windows again and then created a microsoft account and created a local account then switched to local account You may NOT need to reinstall it Well I think this must be reported to microsoft guys but before that try to test this on your machine Procedure to get this problem's situation is as below First make a fresh install of windows any edition When setup complete there is a step in which you are asked to make an account Don't select microsoft account instead select Local account Let the setup complete Now when you are all done just log into your local account and try to see if you get the same problems that I mentioned above If yes then it should be reported to windows team
Have you tried "Add a user" in Settings ?http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/26382-cant-create-user-accounts-despite-being-admin.html
My C drive was filling up a while back so I made a makeshift folder on D Computer and save all my new programs drivers manuals skins here etc I have admin accounts set up and I can install programs here but to make a new folder or copying files I m prompted I don t have permission The original account set as the owner creator has full access So I changed the owner creator to MyComp Administrators which I assumed should give the same permissions to all accounts Now no accounts have permission to alter this folder I could change the user accounts to full access since it appears my admin accounts only have user access but I don t really want to do that So why can I only Admin accounts permission problem grant full access to a single owner creator account I m not at all experienced in this so it is probably something really simple that I am doing wrong nbsp
Hi to all. I have another question. My home computer has an administrator account as well as a more general account. For the most part, my family and I use the general account. Recently I've noticed that websites that use a lot of Flash player, won't load correctly in the general account, but look great in the administrator account. There's no error message. The pretty pictures and things moving around and videos just don't load. One one site, the whole front page is with Falsh, so a blank screen comes up. What settings should I look to change in order to allow the general account to view websites with ease? Thanks for the help.
Hi, you may have to install flash on the standard user account. But you may have to elevate the accounts to Power Users as the standard account may not let you install.http://www.adobe.com/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/127372/flash-player-on-non-admin-accounts/
I was having some network issues that I thought I could resolve by un-joining the domain and then re-joining it (I'm Using Vista Business x32). When I un-joined the domain it also removed my local administrative accounts! I can no longer make any changes since I now just have the 'Guest' account and my newly created 'GregPa' account with just Guest priviledges - drat! I have been limping along, but now have a new DNS server that I can't change the IP to point at the new one. Anyone out there that can help?http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/190043-lost-local-admin-accounts.html
I added a user to my XP Pro and then switched admin privileges. That didn't work out as well as I expected, as when logged in my original account, my files were "read only". I switched the admin privileges back, but two problems persist: 1. my files are still "read only" even when logged in as admin, and 2. I am unable to delete the new user account ("permission denied").
Thanks very much for helping me.
Hi .Just how did you go about switching admin privileges?FWIW: IMO, the read-only attribute really doesn't mean anything. If you check, you will find that any files on a CD/DVD are "read-only" and that makes sense, since the content of a CD/DVD cannot be modified while on the disk. But these files, when copied to a hard drive, may still reflect a "read-only" attribute...but they are indeed capable of being modified.Scroll down to Read-Only at http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/fatAttributes-c.htmlIf you are referring to folders/files that fall into the Docs & Settings category...that may be a different issue, one which simply requires your taking ownership of the files/folders in question.How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 Louishttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/275580/trouble-with-admin-and-user-accounts/
I am trying to download Adobe Digital Editions and I keep receiving the error message
Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 786
I am the admin! I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated
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
Hi, I have two administrator accounts setup, but they can access each other's documents (C:\Users\Example). I tried removing all but the owner in the security tab, but administrators can take ownership this way somehow, anyone know what I can do (besides making them non-administrator accounts)
Correct me if I am wrong (which I likely am) but wouldn't creating a password for those two admin accounts prevent them from accessing each other without the other ones password?http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/13692-stopping-admin-accounts-accessing-anothers-documents.html
Hello to all the computer techs out there I ve been having a recent problem where all my administrator accounts in Vista bit have been automatically converted to standard user accounts Does anyone know if there is some kind of malware that does this or is it a problem with Microsoft Vista I ve asked several computer experts and even received some advice on Yahoo I ve tried typing in the command accounts? or attacking Malware Vista admin net user administrator active yes with no spaces and access was still denied In the start prompt I typed in control userpasswords and changed the settings Vista or Malware attacking admin accounts? to administrator and it still converted back to standard user I ve also tried booting in safe mode and I was able to use certain programs like Spy bot and AVG to remove certain spyware and viruses in this mode but when I switch back to regular mode under MSCONFIG my user accounts are still set Vista or Malware attacking admin accounts? back to standard user I ve also tried setting up a new account as an administrator but it also converted to standard user Does anyone know what s going on I ve contacted Microsoft and they say it s malware but Vista or Malware attacking admin accounts? many of the computer geek sites are saying that it s Microsoft Any suggestionshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/453996/vista-or-malware-attacking-admin-accounts/
I want to hide specific drives for my non-admin accounts ,
but at the same time those drives must be visible for my Admin win 7 account !!
I used advanced drive protector soft and little little others
but they hide and lock drive for all users
I want to make unique rules for non-admin user
Thanks in Advanced
I do not know any way to do that but is it necessary to hide them to non-admin accounts?
You can just disable read and write access to account specified if you have multiple accounts on drive's properties. This way non-admin account can see the drive but cannot have access to it. I hope I'm right and hope this help.
I would like to set up a Windows 2000 machine with both an administrator and a limited user account, with different passwords for each. Thanks for the help.
I have an XP Tablet machine. When I login as a user (power user), everything works fine, but when I login as an ADMIN, I can't click on anything. What do I need to do?
Hi all We have unfortunately just ended up a domain admin in etc. accounts Local group with our first Vista machine here at work and mins into my setup Ive Local admin group accounts in a domain etc. already run into a question Dell Vista Business joined into our domain Having googled around a bunch I understand that the local admin account is disabled upon install I found a tip that recommended running cmd as admin and net user administrator password net user administrator activate yes I performed this got command Local admin group accounts in a domain etc. successful returned from both but when I try to login as lt compname gt Administrator the login or Local admin group accounts in a domain etc. try to use the same to perform any tasks on the system I get denied and am told bad user or pw I ran user setup as domain admin and confirmed that my local user account is part of the administrator group found that the local Administrator account was still set as disabled so I cleared the disabled checkbox Im too paranoid to use quot Set password quot however in case my prior password did somehow work it doesnt appear to have and by then Setting Password I d be screwing my admin account of its encrypted files do I even have any if the accounts never been logged into Yknow what started all this Trying to delete Adobe Speed Launcher and Dell Network Manager from the Startup in the start menu cause god forbid I do that without being a bloody domain admin Suggestions as to why my local user account lets call it bob can t do any admin functions though Im part of Adminstrators group locally What have I done wrong as far as setting up Local Admin Can I indeed Set Password safely on local admin thanks Brett nbsp
Why fight the system? Use an account other than the "Administrator" account. It would appear Vista just isn't designed for that to be a user account.
Do the security programs updated and maintained separately? For instance, if I update, run, or use immunize feature in Spybot S &D in the admin. account, does that extend to the regular accounts as well? What about the opposite?If I use admin privileges in a user account to do the same, does that extend to other accounts as well or is it contained withing that account?
Unless otherwise specified when installed (some programs), It will update for all usershttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/205346/just-a-question-about-security-in-useradmin-accounts/
We have seen a couple of server with malware infections that have local user accounts created for 'admin', 'sys', and 'msuser'. These accounts were also added the the local administrators group.
Just checking to see if anyone else has seen this or may know what can cause these accounts to be create, as in any viruses that may do this.
Possibly related to this?
I have an account set up for my girlfriend which contains a password on the username. I would use a shared account but I do not want her to have the escalated security levels, which could potentially harm my computer.
Well, I have a pain in the butt wireless adapter which on occasion only wants to work after I disable and re-enable my network adapter. This is however not possible on non-admin accounts without a password. Is there any way I can grant specific permissions to alternative accounts giving her the ability to toggle my network card?
This may help you:
What you can do is create an elevated shortcut to the network adapters.
-Log in to her account
-right click on her desktop and select "create new"
-Copy and paste the following into the shortcut:
runas /user:%computername%:youradminname /savecred "control.exe ncpa.cpl"
Replace youradminname with your admin account name.
-name it whatever you wish
-Now, run it and enter your admin account password. (Note you will not see the characters you are typing appear in the command prompt window THIS IS NORMAL)
-Close the network adapters window
-Open it again and verify that it does not prompt for your admin account password
-Test to make sure you can disable and re-enable the wireless network adapter.
This will give her administrative access to the network adapters portion of the control panel.
Let me know how this works for you, I will check back in a few hours.
I Admin please access accounts control can't - help! panel have two user accounts on Vista Home Pro One is a standard limited user account password protected and the other is my admin account obviously with admin privileges and password protected I am not sure when this started happening but I am unable to launch Admin accounts can't access control panel - please help! control panel under my admin account I get a pop-up of quot Windows cannot access the specified device path or file You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item quot The title bar of this pop-up has quot EE -A A- D - -BEB C quot I can only get to CP from my limited account Then I am prompted to enter the Admin account s password At times even trying this fails with the same error the first time I try to launch CP Usually the second or third time I launch CP it will actually launch Someone suggested I set up a new admin account and then from that account rename the original Admin account s profile so that Windows would rebuild it upon reboot Well I did manage to create a new admin account using admin privileges from my limited account but even that new admin account can t launch control panel Interestingly after I set up the second admin account when I try an admin cp function from my limited account it does correctly show me a pop-up showing me two admin users to choose for entering the admin password So it does know the two users as admin accounts I am at a loss as to what to do try Is there a way to repair the OS using the original DVD I didn t see any applicable repair options Any help is appreciated Thanks Walter nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/admin-accounts-cant-access-control-panel-please-help.676694/
Good day everyone Got a couple of questions today dealing with Windows XP First part deals Admin Questions to ranging Permissions Accounts from with file Questions ranging from Permissions to Admin Accounts folder permissions Heres what I would Questions ranging from Permissions to Admin Accounts like to do I have this external hard drive where I would like to have three folders an archive folder containing old documents and e-Mail an music folder and a backup folder to where backup software would create timely backups of documents e-mails etc etc Is it possible to setup permissions so that the archive folder and music folder were read-only to local and network users and only full access read write to the sys admin For the backup folder is it possible to again only allow read only access for users and allow read write access for my backup program and sys admin I remember in Windows k there was a setting in the control panel I think it was called Users and in there when creating groups and users a sys admin could put checks by what each user was allowed and not allowed to do i e write read etc However I do not see this feature in my Windows XP machine its the Pro version My other question deals with Administrator accounts This question actually comes from ideal curiosity not an actual problem I know that Windows by default setups up an Administrator s account and is only accessible through safe mode however I know there is a registry hack to have it show up on the welcome screen Any who is this account any different than an administrator I setup in the users control panel If its not then why does Windows make you create another administrator account so that in the end you have the default one and one you create yourself My thinking is if they are the same then thats like creating two root users in Linux If they were different that would make a bit more sense Kind of like in Linux having a root user and a super-user The super-user having some power while the root has full power Thanks in advance for any input Always appreciate it nbsp
I finally decided to dig deep through the recesses of my computer and begin cleaning out dead-ended and similarily useless files when I ran into the infamous "permission" error. Long story short, I now have 2 user accounts: mine, "Amber / Administrator", and another accidentally created account, "Administrator / Administrator". This happened after I tinkered with command prompt in attempts to give my account permission to delete a folder. When I select the Admin/Admin account to try and delete it, it does NOT display that option. When I click on my own account, however, it allows me the option of deleting it (which I obviously have no intention of doing).
After pouring through help-sites, I can't find the exact command prompt I used. Did I display a "hidden" Admin account? Is there a way to delete it or hide it away?
Any help is deeply appreciated.
I am running vista on a old laptop. (dell vostro 1000) and when trying to dl updates it keeps telling me i need to be an administrator.
When i go to user accounts it tells me that i am an administrator and i have no restrictions.
Try Right-Clicking "Windows Update" and select "Run as Administrator".
I have a Dell XPS M1330 running Vista Home Premium.
There are currently 2 user accounts on it. I have not turned on the Administrator Account. I would like to make one of the these 2 accounts a FULL administrator. Can I do that? And how?
Hello Ruth, and welcome to Vista Forums.
While it is not the same as the built-in Administrator account, you can elevate the default administrator account's privilege level.
Hope this helps,
Hi all I'm not really sure when this problem started but as the admin account to as user admin Unable accounts access and only real user I set up another account to test my problems on my HP Laptop I cannot access the user accounts on my computer I've tried to access them multiple ways including through the control panel and directly through the Unable to access user accounts as admin start menu but when I try to click on anything having to do with the user accounts on my pc nothing happens So I am unable to change my password change Unable to access user accounts as admin my picture or add or remove other accounts It's almost like I'm not an administrator However according to multiple places on my computer my account is still an administrator Also some programs do not launch unless I chose to launch them as an admin by right clicking is that normal So to summarize my situation I don't think my admin account is Unable to access user accounts as admin giving me proper access to my computer limiting the things I can do Does anyone have an idea of what has happened or how I can fix it Thanks - Sean
Open an Elevated Command Prompt
Enable the hidden Administrator account: Enter net user administrator /active:yes
Reboot and got to safe mode (press F8 during boot).
Login as Administrator (no password).
Open Control Panel, User Accounts.
Check you account and make sure it's still setup correctly.
I've recently reformatted my brothers computer. He and his friends downloaded something onto it that gave it a wicked virus, which caused me to reformat. Well to prevent this from happening again I created a standard user account for him, and gave myself the administrator account. In the UAC on the admin account I set it to always notify me when changes are made, in which anything you installed would require a password for installation. Now in theory the idea sounds great but I've run into an issue with the practical use. Certain programs such as Origin launcher, Marvel Heroes launcher,WOW launcher and a few other programs require my password to run. So how can I fix this that way installed programs won't need my password to run?
Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.
1. Find the game's files in say C:\Program Files (x86), and right click the main executable file, and select 'Properties' (If you are having trouble, you can find the installation path by viewing the properties of the shortcut on your desktop).
2. Click on the 'Compatibility' tab, and then click on the 'Change settings for all users' button at the bottom of the window. Deselect the 'Run this program as an administrator' checkbox at the bottom of the window.
3. Click 'OK' to close the window and save the preference, and then click 'OK' again to close the properties of the file.
4. Try running the game from your brother's account, and see if it fixes the problem.
We have a special image that I am required to have on all PC's at my job and I usually just enable the desktop wallpaper in group policy and point it to the path This has worked for as long as I can remember In windows accounts not wallpaper working Group policy for non-admin group policy editor I set the desktop wallpaper in User Configuration Admin Templates Desktop Desktop Desktop Wallpaper I set it to the local path where the rest of the desktop wallpapers are stored C Windows Web Wallpaper XXXX jpg I did this while logged in as Administrator It shows up under the Administrator account but it does not show under the other accounts on the machine Yet the other changes I set in the policy work under the other accounts The weird thing is as I logoff these other account the picture I set Group policy wallpaper not working for non-admin accounts will flash for a second on the screen then the account logs out I have done this countless times on machines without issue I don't know what is happening I even reloaded the machine just in case and it still is doing it I checked all over the registry where it relates to wallpaper and the correct path to the image is shown I really don't know what is happening The only way I can make the image stay is to log into each account and pick the image manualy which gets time consuming when I am loading a ton of PC's Any ideas I have deleted and recreated the users same deal
Hello Jack, and welcome to Seven Forums.
It may be some sort of permissions issue with them not having read access to the Wallpaper folder. You might see if having the image in one of the C:\Users\Public folders may work instead.
Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change
Hope this helps,
My laptop has only ever had one admin user account with full access to sensitive information, but I have now added a non-admin account which needs occasional access to restricted content.
I want to give temporary access only to a personal folder.
It seems that once the non admin user opens the specific restricted folder (and I input my admin password), this gives permanent access to this folder. To deny access again, I have to log back into my admin account and click 'Stop Sharing'.
Is there a way to time-out access, or have access automatically suspended via switch user/log off?
Instead of using Explorer you can get more control with
Also in a command prompt run this for options list
net use /?
I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts.
On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the game from loading, asks if you will allow, then rejects it as you need to be logged in as ADMIN to give permission.
I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.
Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?
UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.
User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10
As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hi there, I'm sat here at my mum's at the moment, and she really needs to me help fix a computer error for her I've googled and searched and can't seem to fix the error, if you could help me asap I would really appreciate it please
Basically, she has two user accounts on her pc - both set to admin. She uses admin B all the time and admin A rarely.
Admin A contains Microsoft Office (preinstalled on the pc), but she can't access it from Admin B - which is what she ultimately wants to do.
How can I set it so she can access it from her regular admin account (B)?
I hope this is clear enough and thank so much in advance of your kind help
Happy New Year
hello im new here
Loaning my pc to a family member for a few weeks while im on holiday. however i didnt want said family member accessing any of my files etc so created a new user (limited account) alls well file reguards however windows installs all my programs games etc etc onto the new user account as well which is not what i want at all.
is there any way of preventing a new user from being able to access any of the programs ive installed. ie just make it like i had done a fresh install of windows and then installed stuff seperately on my account. that is to say without actually wiping the drive and starting again!
thanks for the help
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.
I have a vista ultimate computer and i want to save a document that i have created on my admin account into another normal account. I went to users and then the other account and tried to save it but it said that it was unable to save as i do not have permission and to contact the administrator. But i am the administrator
Thanks in advance
You are going to need to save it to a shared folder and then log out and into the other account, then you can move or copy the file from the shared folder to the current users Documents folder.
By the way, you are NOT "The Administrator" but a member of the Admin group.
Like the title says I mean WTF It was a custom that a so-called friend of the family conned my mother into buying at inflated prices I checked Told my mom not to trust him but she felt sorry for him because he just lost his job working for a company that make computers Loser actually has the balls to act like I am a idiot that don t know anything about computers speaking to me like I read two account admin CDs the can from not my from I accounts. but Guest XP other Home am a baby This isn t the only problem I have but most of the others are manageable I had to put in a new RAM chip because the one he place in was only had megs added a gig RAM chip from best buy and a new sound card because there was no sound card I can read CDs from my XP Home Guest account but not from the other two admin accounts. Anyways I can see the disk drive in I can read CDs from my XP Home Guest account but not from the other two admin accounts. my computer and it knows when there is a cd in there I have to manually access the files or exe for installing things like Microsoft Office in Guest it basically does not autorun when a cd is place in but I don t even get that in my admin accounts It either sits there doing nothing or it tells me to insert a cd when I try right clicking on the disk drive in the I can read CDs from my XP Home Guest account but not from the other two admin accounts. admin accounts EDIT I am pretty sure that this problem has something to do with the OS or at least part of the software because I have taken the drives out and placed them in another computer before Unfortunately the guy that made the thing refused to give me the OS installion disk Didn t bother to put a CD image on there either
You could try this fix:http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben...p;x=12&y=13http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/298158/i-can-read-cds-from-my-xp-home-guest-account-but-not-from-the-other-two-admin-accounts/
Just as my topic states, someone is adding windows user accounts.
They are making admin accounts that are password protected and disabling my Normal Administrator account. I have symantec corporate edition. It has performed multiple full scans and returned no threats. I have windows firewall up and Comodo Firewall up. Nothing stops this from happening. I keep getting locked out of my own computer. Please help. I have attached my Hijackthis report. I hope it helps. Here are some specs:
AV: Symantec Corporate
FW: Windows, Comodo
Hi,My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay of response. If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a RootRepeal log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or RootRepeal log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & RootRepeal. If you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-RootRepeal logs-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.Thanks again and we apologize for the delay.With Regards,Extremeboyhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276691/help-adds-windows-admin-accounts-and-disables-mine/
I have been using this computer for a while and got it set up like I want it. Last night I created additional user accounts to allow someone else to use the computer without being able to access everything (limited). The first account i created would not let me make it limited...it was permanently check marked admin, so I had to create one more account that i could make limited. When all was done, I deleted the limited account but i was unable to delete the additional admin account. The problem I have is, where did my original admin desktop and all the files and settings go??!! I cannot find it and the items i had saved there. How can i get things back to the way they were??? Thanks for any help you can give me!
It should still be there. I am assuming you were using the "Administrator" account?
To get to it, at the welcome screen do CTRL-ALT-DEL twice until a username/password box appears. Then Type in Administrator for username and then your password and hit OK. This should let you into your desktop.
I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer without having access to the internet I only have one computer But I have different user accounts on that one computer I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents files and folders etc I admin documents need users share computer, one to 7 accounts went to Administrator Documents then I Right clicked on a folder then I clicked on Share With gt specific people gt I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared and now I need to email a link to the specific one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents user account I do all this one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents and then switch user I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click I try to copy and paste into the users documents but it will not copy and paste I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there but nothing is there What am I doing wrong thanks Granny
I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/169735-one-computer-7-users-accounts-need-share-admin-documents.html
I am running Windows 7 64bit, 32GB Ram, Dual 10 core processors.
All accounts on the box will randomly get locked out. This lockout is occurring "at least on the surface" with no repeated log-on attempts or no repeated bad password entries. Simply press a keyboard or move the mouse to unlock the system, enter password and it says account is locked out. I attempt to switch users and it says that account is locked out also. Every user and Admin account on the box is locked.
This behavior is randomly happening. I have not been able to duplicate the problem.
Password complexity is enabled and it has a file the password is measured against
Number of bad retries attempted is set at 3
An administrator must unlocked the account once it is locked.
Again, this box is not a part of a Domain, thus no domain controller is controlling the user account.
Could you fill in your system specs completely.
Use one or both of these tutorials.
System Info - See Your System Specs
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
Is this computer at work under the control of a I.T. Department?
I have work up, fine jammed limited is Admin accounts Windows XP and my administrator account is not working properly Sound devices disappear but it only happens on admin user If I switch user to a limited account the sound device is there Sometimes as my admin user is loading the screen goes Admin is jammed up, limited accounts work fine black and the computer restarts Sometimes the firewall has been turned off or the virus scan is disabled My internet explorer will not open I created another user as an administrator and it does the same thing But the limited accounts are all working fine I have run a virus scan with MacAfee and also run Xoft Spy and Spybot I have an AMD Sempron Processor and DSL internet connection Someone told me it could have something to do with the auto updates Please tell me if this sounds like a virus that only attacks the admin user or how I can fix this There is no help and support on the start menu for a limited account Thank you for your time nbsp
I would also go to Microsoft's Security Site and Norton's site to do free scans.
Here's my scenario nbsp I have a Windows Pro x SP machine setup for standalone use nbsp I am using local group policy to lock down many settings nbsp I have accounts in the local administrators group admin accounts nbsp The real administrator is disabled nbsp Here's what's happening nbsp after of standard accounts local admin creation All disabled are user If I create a new standard user from the control panel all admin accounts get disabled immediately nbsp I checked the admin accounts settings before and after the new user is created and the disabled checkmark appeared during the process nbsp Now when I create a new user using the computer management console vs the control panel it works fine nbsp The difference is that in the computer management console you must set a password at the time of account creation vs in the control panel you create an account with no password nbsp So my guess is that somewhere in my group policy it doesn't like an account being created without a password but why would that disable all administrator accounts nbsp Has anyone else experienced thishttps://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f6ef0d01-0f76-4341-b3eb-30ec6bef88d4/all-local-admin-accounts-are-disabled-after-creation-of-standard-user?forum=w7itprosecurity
My company has recently purchased internet filtering and in tasks standard created Running user accounts admin monitoring software which requires admin access to run I am trying to create Running admin created tasks in standard user accounts a scheduled task from the task scheduler which runs the software as an admin any time any non-admin user logs on However no matter how I configure the task it never runs on any account other than the admin account I have tried to configure the task to be run as the admin account as well as the system account Under the general tab I have the option selected to quot Run whether user is logged on or not quot I also have the quot Run with highest privileges quot option checked It is set to configure for Windows Under the triggers tab I have the trigger set to run the task quot At log on quot for the Student user I have at this screen also tried settings for the quot Any User quot option The action is set to start the filtering program I have not had any success in getting the task to run when the Student user logs into the pc I would greatly appreciate any help with this issue Thanks
Why don't you run the program as a system service? The program is kind of a system task... isn't it?http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/327885-running-admin-created-tasks-standard-user-accounts.html
Hello In on of the labs I run with dual boot Linux and windows I've been experiencing this issue with PCs Today I noticed one domain, Windows 7 looses and programs admin some the local of accounts one more had this issue They were connected to Windows 7 looses domain, some programs and one of the local admin accounts my windows domain but today when trying to login there is no domain connection possibility anymore nbsp and one of the local administrators is gone too Local Administrator password is unknown but after resetting it from a linux boot disk nbsp I'm able to login but some of the programs have vanished while others still run The Bios is boot protected so I don't think any user could boot a CD USB to mess with the PC One thing I was thinking was if someone got root privileges in Linux and mount the Windows partition and mess with it But even if someone got the root password how come the administrator and student local accounts still exist Windows restore points are disable so I think that even Windows 7 looses domain, some programs and one of the local admin accounts if the machines were not shutdown properly they Windows 7 looses domain, some programs and one of the local admin accounts would no rollback to some inconsistent state Has anyone experienced something like this Is this some kind of hacking Thanks and best regards Davehttps://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/35e94bcd-da72-44e9-a9cc-3b9b4a04e6bc/windows-7-looses-domain-some-programs-and-one-of-the-local-admin-accounts?forum=w7itprosecurity
Hello admin domain, accounts the Windows 7 looses programs and some local of one In on of the labs I run with dual boot Linux and windows I've been experiencing this issue with PCs Today I noticed one more had this issue They were connected to my windows domain but when I'm going to login Windows 7 looses domain, some programs and one of the local admin accounts the domain connection is gone and one of the local administrators is gone too After resetting the Administrator account password I'm able to login but some of the programs have vanished while others still run The Bios is boot protected so I don't think any user could boot a CD USB to mess with the PC One thing I was thinking was if someone got root privileges in Linux and mount Windows 7 looses domain, some programs and one of the local admin accounts the Windows partition and mess with it But even if someone got the root password how come the administrator and Windows 7 looses domain, some programs and one of the local admin accounts student local accounts still exist Windows restore points are disabled so I think that even if the machines were not shutdown properly they would no rollback to some inconsistent state Has anyone experienced something like this Is this some kind of hacking Thanks and best regards Davehttps://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/996ae801-34fb-45ce-8c9f-dc7b2b3d83da/windows-7-looses-domain-some-programs-and-one-of-the-local-admin-accounts?forum=w7itprogeneral
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.
THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.
This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
I hope someone can help me Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC stopped when account admin admin Admin checked! is even being notifications kept Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked! popping up I was sure i had disabled these Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked! didn't have admin privileges I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off i only have one account anyways Ive looked on google extensively Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work lost mail settings etc Not really workable Tried system restore to no avail Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc No change My guess is that something has got Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked! corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin I can't use my software and i have a deadline Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something Jen
Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.
Issue Two weeks ago when I tried to install VLC internet access via IE Chrome stopped [SOLVED] existing admin Browsers except for working account accounts all and FireFox for all of my accounts except admin account stopped working Please note VLC never got successfully installed I cannot find it on my computer All browsers from my admin account continue to work Windows is not able to detect any issues with LAN connectivity in fact I see the byte count constantly changing My setup I am running windows I do not have access to windows install disc or boot CD I do not have any valid backups or restore points My LAN connection is wired not wireless I [SOLVED] Browsers stopped working for all accounts except existing admin account have uninstalled IE and now have Chrome and FireFox both of which also do not work on these accounts I have Norton firewall and AutoProtect always turned on So far I have done the following If I switch the account type of other accounts to administrator - they still don't work If I create a new account admin or Std browsers still don't work Ran through malwarebytes and adware I have Norton installed I disabled Norton firewall and Autoprotect browsers still don't work With Old Rich's help on the Networking forum we diagnosed that there is nothing wrong with accessing the network from the accounts on which Browsers don't work see quot Re Administrator can get on the internet but other users can't quot on networking forum I am able to successfully ping google com from cmd window So he suggested that I create a thread here I have followed your instructions and here is the output of [SOLVED] Browsers stopped working for all accounts except existing admin account DDS TXT DDS TXT contents DDS Ver - - - NTFS AMD Internet Explorer BrowserJavaVersion Run by EMACHINES at on - - [SOLVED] Browsers stopped working for all accounts except existing admin account Microsoft Windows Home Premium GMT - AV Norton Disabled Updated D FA C -F - B -D EC- EDF CEDB SP Norton Enabled Updated E -D C- F-EC C- AD B SP Windows Defender Disabled Updated D DDC A- F- fae- E -DA C ACF FW Norton Disabled E E -BF - E -FDB -A EAC E A Running Processes C windows system lsm exe C windows system svchost exe -k DcomLaunch C windows system nvvsvc exe C windows system svchost exe -k RPCSS C windows System svchost exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted C windows System svchost exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted C windows system svchost exe -k netsvcs C windows system svchost exe -k LocalService C windows system svchost exe -k NetworkService C windows System spoolsv exe C windows system svchost exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork C windows system svchost exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation C Program Files x Norton Engine N exe C windows System svchost exe -k LocalServicePeerNet C windows system svchost exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted C windows system svchost exe -k SDRSVC C windows system nvvsvc exe C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation Display nvxdsync exe C windows system taskhost exe C Program Files x Norton Engine N exe C windows Explorer EXE C Program Files x Google Drive googledrivesync exe C Program Files Windows Sidebar sidebar exe C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation Display nvtray exe C Program Files x Google Drive googledrivesync exe C windows system wbem wmiprvse exe C windows System cscript exe Pseudo HJT Report uStart Page hxxp www google com uSearch Bar hxxp www google com ie uSearch Page hxxp www google com uDefault Page URL hxxp www google com uDefault Search URL hxxp www google com mStart Page hxxp www google com uProxyOverride lt local gt uSearchAssistant hxxp www google com ie uSearchURL Default hxxp www google com search q s mWinlogon Userinit userinit exe BHO Password C D - - E - AC - F AFBF - C Program Files x Password x Agile pIE dll BHO Adobe PDF Link Helper DF C-E AD- -A -FA C EBDC - C Program Files x Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelperShim dll BHO Norton Identity Protection ADB E- AFF- - AA - DAC DFA - C Program Files... Read more
I forgot to mention that proxy server is NOT setup for the accounts in which browsers do not work.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/solved-browsers-stopped-working-for-all-accounts-except-existing-admin-account-972265.html
I was told to post this to TechNet from Microsoft Answers and it best belongs in the Security Forum Category I'm not so sure about this forum specifically Accounts the Standard in Admin in Windows Token vs Administrator Elevating/Accquiring I've recently been confused by how UAC works between Standard accounts and Administrator accounts As we all know when UAC is turned on UAC allows Standard Accounts or Administrator accounts Elevating/Accquiring the Admin Token in Administrator vs Standard Accounts in Windows in Admin Approval Elevating/Accquiring the Admin Token in Administrator vs Standard Accounts in Windows Mode to gain access to the administrator token in order to perform tasks that require administrative access to the machine - allowing us to switch tokens without switching users However it appears that switching tokens is not really what happens A while ago I ran an application that would modify the shell explorer exe I ran the program in a Standard Account but it needed elevated access therefore I used UAC to supply admin credentials so it could complete I did not seen any change to the shell I then logged into the administrator account whose credentials I used and I saw that the shell in that account had been changed which was obviously not what I wanted It appeared to me that UAC was just basically a quot Run-as user quot type deal where it actually ran the program as that user This meant that I wasn't just running it elevated I was literally running the program as that user My question is is it possible for a standard account to use the administrator token but actually run the program as a standard user and use the current user's profile Otherwise it seems to me that if you need to do any administrator tasks you are pretty much required to log in to an administrator account which defeats the whole purpose of UAC - since UAC runs a program as the administrator rather than using just the administrator rights Is this separation of token and profile possible Or do all users just have to be administrators in that case It seems to me this would account for many organizations just granting full administrator access to all users Can someone please shed some light on this I would like to know if it would have been possible to supply an administrator token to the said program but run that program in the current user account not the user account of the administrator whose credentials were supplied - in other words would it have been possible to modify the shell in the Standard account with that program The goal would be to launch the process as the logged in user regardless of current privileges with administrative rights not as a process under an account with admin rights I am not referring to Admin Approval Mode or how UAC works I already know that if UAC is set to a secure setting even Administrators will be prompted and unless it is turned off administrators use the standard token by default I am talking about when the administrator token is gained is it possible to still run the process as the logged in user just with the admin token not using Run As 'user' but maybe something like run as with 'token' etc In this way it would be using generic administrative privileges rather than one user's administrative privileges Is this at all possible or have I just pointed out a feature not in Windows by design or something Would I to achieve the goal described here have to perhaps turn the standard account into an administrator account any time anything that requires elevation needs to be done and then turn it back into a standard account when done Based on comments it appears that this is not possible and that seems to be a flaw in the OS because it makes UAC basically useless Hope this makes sense InterLinked CEOhttps://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5c625263-71f0-4788-aacd-3b7f8682822e/elevatingaccquiring-the-admin-token-in-administrator-vs-standard-accounts-in-windows?forum=emet
Hi We upgraded our desktops from Windows XP to Windows Admin Local Admin Group Rights local without Assign with Windows XP we used the resource kit s CDROMLOCK EXE to lock down CD and DVD Once installed a user had to be in the local administrators group to access a CD or DVD on that desktop For Windows it is not Windows compatible so I run the EXE in Vista SP- Compatibility mode which works perfect My question With a user in the local admin group they have access to the CD and DVD but also have full access to the desktop which is of concern Does anyone know how to assign a user name Either local Desktop or a Server domain account to a Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group service or Exe Is there a way to either create a folder with full rights and then put the exe in the folder giving the user full admin rights to the folder or assign full admin rights to s single EXE file I am just not sure how Windows controls local admin rights other than the local Admin Group If Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group this is in the wrong group please move Thanks B nbsp
You should be able to right-click on the exe file, then choose properties. On the "Compatibility" tab, there should be a checkbox for "Run as administrator", which you can check (enable) and save settings.
I just discovered that a non-admin MS account on Windows 8.1 can install WinApps from the Store. And that app can install an inbound rule in the Windows Firewall.
To duplicate my findings, create a hotmail account. Then in Windows 8.1 create a non-admin MS account using that hotmail acc just created. Then go to Windows Store and install Energetic Software Free Torrent. Windows 8.1 will not only install that app, but also create an inbound rule allowing traffic to that package.
That app is now a server running on my machine, accepting attacks and all sorts of nastiness.
So I guess that MS is saying that admin accounts are now not required to install software and modify firewall rules.
The reason why non-admin MS accounts can install Win Apps is because Win Apps have to be installed PER USER. That is, each MS Account user has to go to the Store to install her desired Win Apps, and that her installation is not active for other users of the same PC.
But by giving access to the Win Store to everyone, means that any MS account standard user can install Win Apps that modify the Windows Firewall, reducing the PC's security. I have also tried installing some Win App games, and they too create an inbound rule allowing incoming traffic thru the firewall. There are a lot of free stuff in the Win Store, and users will be tempted to install them.
There are 3 solutions.
A) If you have Win 8.1 Pro, you can use Local Security Policy to block the creation of MS Accounts. This means your users cannot use the default built-in Winapps instant messaging app or calendar. or Store, because you need a MS account to use them.
B) You can block access to the Win Store with a registry entry to disable the Win Store.Open Regedit, and navigate to
Make a Dword32 named RemoveWindowsStore
And set the value to 1.
Setting RemoveWindowsStore to 0 will reactivate the Store. So you can get WinApp updates for the default built-in WinApps.
C) You can let things be as MS desires, and let MS account standard account users install their own Win Apps, But you regularly go inspect Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. And check the Inbound Rules to disable any new rules created by Win App installations.