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1answer
26 views

Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
0
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1answer
73 views

Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
8
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2answers
563 views

Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
6
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3answers
5k views

Windows 8.1: administrator account has access denied to other partitions

UAC is activated for the administrator. With Windows 8 everything is okay. After the upgrade to 8.1, the administrator account is denied to access the every partition except the one containing ...
3
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1answer
149 views

How do I make a Windows account accept any password?

How do I set up a windows account, so that Windows will accept any password to login. I want to create the illusion of security for the user. Where the user believes that there account is secure and ...
0
votes
0answers
434 views

Make UAC elevate privileges for current user, not run as admin?

tl;dr: I would really like a way to "elevate" an app (an installer, for example) so it runs as my user but can modify my start menu, add auto-updaters to my startup folder, etc. It should not be able ...
0
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1answer
155 views

Sometimes I can't delete a folder without admin, but if I delete its entire contents first, I can. Why?

I encounter this every now and then, usually when trying to uninstall drivers or something like that. The general sequence is this: 1) Try to delete a folder. Get "You need admin!" message. Even when ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to allow users to install a specific program without opening full admin rights?

We have an automated builder that creates a "setup.exe" installer file which can then be downloaded by users in our organisation for QA testing. They download the file via a browser from a ...
17
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2answers
40k views

How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?

I am using Windows 8 Enterprise on my development machine. Most of the time, I need full administrator for debugging, changing system files, etc. In Windows 7, setting UAC to "never notify" would ...
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votes
1answer
189 views

Windows elevated user rights for limited time

I have a task which includes adding an user(s) to local Administrator group and Remote Desktop group in Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 servers. However I have to grant these rights for alimited time, ...
5
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2answers
667 views

What are the risks of giving developers admin rights to their own PCs? [closed]

I need to convince my internal IT department to give my new team of developers admin rights to our own PCs. They seem to think this will create some security risk to the network. Can anyone explain ...
1
vote
1answer
494 views

Why doesn't starting websphere application server require admin credentials?

We use following syntax to stop a webpshere application server: stopServer.sh servername -user admin_userid -password admin_password However the start command is less luminous startServer.sh ...
3
votes
4answers
253 views

Administrating “public” computer at local church?

I'm administrating a "public" computer, that is the computer at our local church. We use it to record the services in Ableton Live, show lyrics with Easy Worship and so on.. On it we have Moonscape ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Where to see the list of administrators in Windows 7?

I am having Windows 7 Professional. I would like to see what are the users that has administrative access on my PC. But I do not have administrative access in my PC.
0
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1answer
168 views

Vista won't let me save a backup of applicationHost.config

I am trying to make some changes in the applicationHost.config file on Windows Vista, and an important step is to back the file up in case I screw it up. Well, it won't let me save a copy in the ...
2
votes
1answer
220 views

Is there a way to view user tracks in Windows 7?

If I'm the administrator of my computer can I view for example if someone opened a file, used a program, visited a website or did some action? In other words is there a way to monitor the complete ...
1
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5answers
1k views

windows 7 security settings for non-admins

I was recently modifying the security settings for my drive C. I did not notice that i was logged in as a user and changed the permissions for users to "read". Later i realized that there was no admin ...
1
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1answer
110 views

How can I remove what I think is to be a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have used everything that I can think of. I'm not even sure how I even got this virus, if it is a virus. ...
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4answers
1k views

How do corporate offices block USB devices?

At work, my company disables usage of USB peripherals on Windows XP machines by: Removing the USBSTOR.INF file from system32. Changing the value of the Start key in ...
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2answers
3k views

Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group?

If my account is already a member of the administrator group why do some functions on Windows 7 require me to run them as administator? I kind of thought that was implied?
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2answers
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Windows 7 admin denied access to taskmgr, system32 dir

I have a Windows 7 (32-bit) box with 2 users, both admins (my wife and I are both developers). My admin account was created during Windows setup, hers was created later. Both accounts are in the ...