To start things off I am using a PC on a network with my own Active Directory login, but when I say Admin Account I mean I'm using the network's AD Administrator account.
I'm trying to edit my Hosts file in Notepad which I do regularly for testing something, as it requires elevation I have created a shortcut that always requests an elevated account.
This was all working fine until today, when it started appearing to accept the Admin login but then instead of opening Notepad it came back with a message of:
C:\Windows\notepad.exe The requested operation requires elevation. [Ok]
If I type the Admin login's password in wrong I just get bounced back to try again, the moment it's right UAC disappears as if it was successful, and that pops up instead.
I haven't changed anything on the Admin's rights on the server, and can log into any machine perfectly well as the Admin, but when fully logged in as Admin while it looks like I can launch Notepad + Hosts through "Run as adminstrator", if I try to save I can only Save As like a normal user would.
There's also an icon on the desktop for a program that was installed requiring elevation at the time that I cannot now delete via UAC from my account using Admin, or on the Admin's desktop itself.
PC is Win 7 Pro, Server is 2008 R2 Standard. Any help that avoids reinstalling would be greatly appreciated!