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How to apply the “Run as Administrator” option for all executables in a folder

I have a Windows 7 PC in which I have a folder with a lot of .exe files in it. I want to grant Administrator privileges by default to all these executables: I can do it by picking them one by one, ...
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1answer
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Why do I have to manually add Local Activation permission for domain account even if it's a member of the local Administrators group?

A SQL Server 2012 agent job was failing with: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {...} and APPID ...
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1answer
44 views

Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 'you need to use an account with administrator privileges'

I have a Dell inspiron and am having the same issue. When I download the Windows 8.1 update from the store it tells me that I must have administrative rights. I created a new account with ...
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1answer
35 views

Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
0
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0answers
73 views

Why does Autocad only work when i 'run as administrator'

I installed AVG on my fathers WIndows XP machine and i suspect it has caused the following problem either directly or indirectly (through its OS setup recommendations eg Windows firewall). He has ...
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1answer
49 views

I have 18 brand new laptops - how can i blanket install software (quickest) [closed]

So my work received a delivery of 18 laptops, all windows 8 and full of bloatware. Is there any way I can format, install W7 and all the software needed easily and efficiently for all 18? Am i going ...
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1answer
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Member of Administrator Group in Windows is Displaying Administrators as Owner

Currently (and by default, I suppose), when a member of the Administrator group in Windows creates a file, the Administrators group has ownership of that file. How can I go about changing the default ...
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1answer
49 views

How to run a batch script which is on a server, but it should be run on a PC remotely

There are many batch scripts on one of our servers that are shared to everyone. These are scripts like Robocopying, portable apps, etc. I am in tech support, and when someone asks me (for example) "I ...
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1answer
52 views

Running a program as non-admin from an admin script? [duplicate]

I have a batch script that runs some programs at once. One of them requires admin access, so it's fine to manually give it. But now I am adding another admin program. I would not like to manually give ...
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1answer
101 views

Fresh Win7 x64 install, no user has admin access and admin account is disabled

Well, I consider myself a "power user" for about a decade, I've done countless Windows installations (starting with '95, IIRC) and even some Linux, but this is just astounding... never had this happen ...
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1answer
52 views

Windows 7 - Why can I not edit the Start > All Programs Menu if I am an Administrator?

I want to move around some items in my Windows 7 Start > All Programs Menu, but Windows does not allow me to do so, even though my User Account is an Administrator Account (it is, in fact, the only ...
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2answers
310 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 ...
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1answer
52 views

Administrator, mass password change

my company hired new IT admin and we agreed to set up new admin password. How to change it via script or other way because logging to someone else via remote desktop takes too much time. Obviously i ...
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0answers
64 views

windows file somehow has two versions user and Administrator

I recently resolved a problem related to Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8 Pro somehow keeping two versions of a configuration file under 'Program Files'. I found editing a config file as my user ...
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1answer
1k views

How to tell if a domain user is a local admin on the machine

I'd like to know if the user MYDOMAIN\SomeUser has local admin rights on the current machine. I can see if a local user account has admin by using: C:\>NET USER Mike User name ...
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3answers
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Is the windows xp administrator account enabled by default

I have dilemma with an old laptop with windows xp. I forgot my password but I'm told that you can login as the administrator (which I never messed with in any way when I had access), by pressing ctrl ...
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0answers
41 views

Runas program as administrator [duplicate]

There is context menu entry on cmd, "Run as Administrator", that opens UAC window and launches cmd as Administrator. How can I open a program as Administrator in command line? I've read about runas ...
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1answer
304 views

Administrator privileges on Windows 7 Home Premium

I've been infected with the Conduit Search virus, and I need admin privileges to delete the files with Spybot. However, it seems like I can't get access to them with Windows 7 Home Premium. I use a ...
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0answers
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DllRegisterServer fails with 0x80070005 even on cmd opened as Administrator

This error code is supposed to mean 'Access Denied', and the solution given everywhere on the net (eg. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3808954/dllunregisterserver-failed-with-error-code-0x80070005) ...
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0answers
167 views

Fixing corrupt Administrator account on Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit install. When the computer boots up, it throws an error message : Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart ...
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1answer
689 views

User with local admin privileges on a DC Win 2008 AD domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 AD domain, with 2 domain controllers, one with Windows Server 2008, the other with Windows Server 2008 R2. The second is the main DC. I'd like to create a user who is a ...
0
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1answer
140 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 ...
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0answers
118 views

How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
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0answers
249 views

Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
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1answer
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On windows 7 admin can't change environment variables and vitural memory,etc

Yesterday I want to set up a web server on my computer.After installing some software(probably MySQL cause the problem,I think),there is an odd problem with my Windows 7. I'm an admin user,but now I ...
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1answer
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when using Admin login

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 ...
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1answer
52 views

Protect documents on a NAS without using Windows domain credentials [closed]

My first time on SuperUser, looks great! I have a question regarding file sharing in a Windows network. For a project, I am looking into a way of sharing a drive / volume between a few people that ...
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3answers
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If a Windows cmd.exe is running with elevated privileges does anything I execute from its prompt also run with elevated privileges?

If my cmd.exe Window says "Administrator" in the title bar, indicating it was started with elevated privileges, does this mean anything I execute from this command window is also run with elevated ...
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1answer
137 views

Start an app from command line with Admin Privileges [duplicate]

In unix you can sudo ... if you want to do something that requires elevated permissions. Is there a windows equivalent? In cmd I can type regedit to open the registry editor, but is there any way to ...
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2answers
350 views

How to check if given Windows XP SP2 dll library is proper one?

How to check if given Windows XP SP2 dll library is proper one ? I have to fix some problem with Windows XP SP2 system, where two dll was manualy replaced (not by me): comctl32.dll and wmploc.dll, are ...
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1answer
4k views

Windows 7 Administrator user doesn't have Admin rights

On windows 7, I have a user account of the 'administrator' type. However, whenever I try to do anything that only admins can do (ie: run a few cmd commands), I receive a message that I don't have the ...
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1answer
272 views

multiple users of the same name in windows 7

Recently while going through the users folder in my C: drive, I found out that I had an extra user which I had not created but had the same name as the name of a existing user on my pc, with a little ...
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0answers
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Windows CHM file only displays images for Administrator

I installed some software on my Windows 2000 machine. The software has a user manual in .CHM format. When I view the manual while logged in as Administrator, everything looks fine. The manual has ...
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0answers
23 views

Windows 8 privilege issue [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some folder on windows 8 but I can't he show this message You should have administrator privilege to delete this folder my Windows account is admin and i got all privilege on this ...
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2answers
606 views

Should I take ownership of my root partition in Windows (8)?

The Windows File "Security" very often aggravates me. In the most enraging situations an application that I normally started (although actually my main/only account is an administrator) doesn't work ...
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1answer
58 views

Where are the userspecific windows themes saved?

I have a user account named "Paedow". On this account I saved a Windows Theme with wallpaper and sounds and so on... Now I logged on as "Administrator". I have full access to every file on the ...
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1answer
57 views

Automatic increase in brightness when an application is run with admin privileges

I don't know why, but sometimes or always (!) I have noticed that whenever I run an application with admin privileges on Windows 7, brightness automatically increases. Is it with everybody? If it is ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Why am I consistently getting “insufficient privileges” when trying to install BlueStacks?

I've run the installer as administrator. I've went to the Start Menu folder, the Programs folder, and Windows Live folder all individually and edited the Security tab so that ALL users have 100% ...
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3answers
985 views

File Writing in C:\ drive

So, I understand that files cannot be created or deleted without administrator privileges in the C:\ drive. My question is this : If a directory in the C:\ drive is entered..say Program Files, then ...
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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 ...
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4answers
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How to always run as administrator applications on Windows 8

The problem is, when I open applications I need to always right click, select run as admin. When I don't do it getting unexpected application errors. BTW, I turned off UAC. It's annoying. Is ...
2
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0answers
306 views

is there possibility to remember user credential for apps running 'as administrator'

I'm trying to add network login credentials for applications running 'as administrator' by using cmdkey C:\>cmdkey To create domain credentials: cmdkey /add:targetname /user:username ...
4
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2answers
1k views

root vs Administrator vs SYSTEM

When comparing the various linux distributions with Windows' software, what is the fundamental difference in terms of levels of access with the administrative accounts? I always thought that the ...
6
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2answers
172 views

Why doesn't the administrator mode protect Windows from malware?

It is often given as the main reason for Linux' relative safety from malware that only the root account, which is not used for e.g. browsing the web, can make significant changes to the system. ...
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5answers
4k views

opening a particular application always with admin privileges

Is there a way I can open a particular application always with Admin Privileges ? I mean to say , just double click the application and the application starts with the admin privileges. I need to ...
3
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2answers
88 views

opening a file with admin priviliges in windows

There is a file context.xml in the path : C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache Tomcat 7.0.22\conf\context.xml I have to edit this file. But i am unable to do so.When i try to save the ...
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2answers
430 views

Laptop held hostage by administrator domain and Bit locker

I have a laptop computer that I had when I was working at an IT company. I don´t work there anymore but I could keep the computer (Lenovo) Suddenly my wireless internet didn´t work anymore showing ...
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1answer
97 views

how to master in Windows administration [closed]

what is, in your opinion, best way to become real Windows, advanced administrator? Of course it's possible to obtain MS Certificates, but they're rather very expensive. Almost two years of everyday ...
2
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2answers
8k views

Always Run as Administrator

In Windows 7 you must be an Administrator to install or do certain functions in Windows 7. Majority of the time it ask you if you want to run as administrator to do what needs to be done. However ...