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I tried to remote in a person's computer and login as an administrator but I still could not see the control panel due to the way our group policy is. So just wanted to know if there is a way to open IE7 as an administrator.

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Any chance you could tell us the operating system of the target machine? Workarounds vary. A useful article to read would be this one:… (= ) – AdamV Jul 15 '10 at 21:26

Right-click the IE 7 icon and click Run as Administrator.

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Unless you meant Windows XP, in which case this answer is completely irrelevant. – Hello71 Jul 15 '10 at 23:10

I came across a weird problem where the Network Connections tab was just randomly disabled after Internet Explorer was started up one morning.

This support article helped me out:

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