A type of user account on an operating system which will typically allow all functions to be performed to a computer, including (but not limited to) the creation and restriction of user accounts, installing software or drivers, or changing operating system options.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
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% ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I prevent an admin user from bypassing K9 Web Protection

Problem: It is super easy to bypass K9 Web Protection by renaming a file in the Windows\System32 directory in Windows 7. Question: How do I prevent an admin user from renaming said file in said ...
-1
votes
1answer
236 views

Write protect single file from admin in Windows 7

I know this question has to have been asked before, but it's really difficult to find the answer to the specific problem I have: I would like to write protect a single file from the admin user in ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Why am I being told I need administrative privileges while on an administrator account?

I'm on an administrator account on Windows 8. I have UAC disabled. Still, when I go to install certain programs, it fails and rolls back because it needs administrative privileges. Why?
1
vote
1answer
948 views

Unable to fully disable UAC in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have problem with fully disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 8. I've never had such problems in Windows Vista, or Windows 7 - just have to disable UAC in Control Panel, reboot, and that's ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

how can I add a path permanently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? Every time I open my secureCRT window,I need to run the below to export the path..is there ...
2
votes
5answers
1k views

How to block myself from the hosts file? [closed]

Basically I'm trying to have an account where I can do everything an administrator can do, except I don't want to be able to access or modified my hosts file ( for personal reason, i'm trying to stop ...
2
votes
0answers
227 views

Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
-1
votes
1answer
151 views

Win 7, protect folder with two admins

I'm sharing a pc with my friend and we need to set up two admin accounts to use properly the pc. We have Win 7. The problem right now is that the first admin can view the folders content of the second ...
0
votes
0answers
476 views

ssh key permission denied failure

I have done so much of googling on this but just couldn't find the exact answer,there are many threads on this, all of them point to check for file permissions or $HOME directory which are right in my ...
1
vote
1answer
311 views

After setting an administrator password while installing XP I cannot log in?

When I setup my new computer, I put in an administrator password when it asked me to. After the system reboots, my password doesn't work and I cannot log in at all? I also cannot get it to start up ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Stuck while connecting to a linux machine

I am trying to connect to my linux machine using and it kind of connects but the prompt is stuck here,any inputs on what is wrong here?also there was build running that is just stuck...so I tried to ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

using “runas” with “Administrator” account versus other admin accounts

On my computer, I have two admin accounts. The default admin account named "Administrator", and a new admin account named "testadmin." If I run the following commands: runas /user:testadmin cmd.exe ...
2
votes
3answers
984 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
325 views

Let a program (called by other program) run as admin without prompt

As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my ...
1
vote
2answers
86 views

Home directory issue on two different machines

I am accessing two Linux systems (Ubuntu) with the same username (let’s say userU) and password, let’s say their names are system1 and system2. If I change my password on one system it is also ...
4
votes
5answers
8k views

Grant admin rights on an application

I'm want to grant a user administrative rights to one application on Windows 7. I don't want them to be able to have full admin rights, but admin rights are required for one of the applications they ...
1
vote
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 ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Formatting a truecrypt volume on windows: Truecrypt failed to obtain administrator privileges

Following shaneselman's advice (http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheComputerBackupRuleOfThree.aspx), I'm setting up a 2TB external drive as a backup, and encrypting it using TrueCrypt. This is under ...
0
votes
2answers
923 views

Drive security settings in Windows 8 Pro

My PC OS is Windows 8 Pro x64. Windows 8 seems confusing. D:\ drive is supposed to be used solely by a single user, who is in Users group of the PC. The requirement is... that user will have full ...
18
votes
4answers
24k views

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
votes
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
votes
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 ...
1
vote
1answer
197 views

Administrator can run a application but produces error while a administrator previllaged user can run without error

I have an application which can run as admin prevailed user without error but while administrator runs it it produces error. The input string was not in correct format-application error. I tried to ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Would a user with admin=true and root have the same privileges on AIX?

Does a user in /etc/security/user with the parameter admin set to true (admin = true) have the same privileges as the root user? According to IBM (full information here): admin Defines the ...
1
vote
1answer
701 views

Changing keyboard layout for login screen on Mac OS X

I have a Mac Mini with Mac OS X Lion. Basically I am a developer and practiced coding with DVORAK keyboards. So I changed my keyboard layout to DVORAK and I'm working with it. I'm using the admin ...
0
votes
1answer
700 views

Any Windows XP software can tether my PC to iPhone?

I don't have admin access rights on one of the notebook, so I could not install iTune. However the tethering features is really good, it allows me to browse internet via my iphone, while there's no ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How do I get Java Available Update *Notification* (jucheck.exe) to run on its own without prompting for “run as administrator” permission first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 When I start up my machine, after a short while, the entire screen is dimmed with a brighter pop-up window ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the difference between my admin account and the “Administrator”?

I created an admin profile (Admin1) when I installed Windows 7 Pro (not talking about the Administrator profile though). Admin1 is in group of Administrators but there are still things I can't do like ...
1
vote
2answers
815 views

Running Batch File As An Administrator…

I successfully created a batch file to flush my DNS. I have added a pause, I noticed in the title bar of the console window… It's not running as administrator. I've already tried a couple of ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I remove “Some settings are managed by your administrator” in Chrome?

I use Google Chrome everywhere : Computers, phone and tablet. On one computer (the only one running Windows XP), I see a message saying "Some settings are managed by your administrator" in the ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Make Jumplist Shortcut Always Run Application as Administrator

I have Visual Studio 2010, for instance, pinned to my taskbar. I have pinned a solution to it so I can just right-click the VS icon and then choose my solution to fire it up (e.g. from the Jumplist). ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Allow all websites for administrator account and block all websites (but a few) for limited accounts

At my work we have a PC which runs Windows XP and is used by all employees. This PC is mainly used for our company website: a trailer booking website. At the moment there is one account: an ...
2
votes
2answers
546 views

Load explorer from powershell with low privileges

I have a Powershell manteinance script that works this way: kill explorer do things restart explorer This script executes in elevated mode, but I would need to restart explorer without admin ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Windows 7 Administrator HomeUsers Account

I'm trying to login to my Windows 7 PC from another PC so that I can transfer files to the Windows 7 PC. I've just installed Visual Studio 2008 on my new PC, and I wan't to transfer all of my work ...
6
votes
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. ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Using “Run as Administrator” does nothing at all

I am using Windows 7 PC and have local administrator rights on this PC. Recently, when I right-click an icon in Windows Explorer and select Run as Administrator nothing happens. No window is opened at ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Batch files to install Windows Service as Administrator

I'm trying to automate the install of a Windows Service for when I'm testing it locally. It is built in .NET... I'd usually open the Visual Studio Command Prompt as Administrator and then type the ...
0
votes
3answers
13k views

My Account type is Administrator in Windows 8 YET I don't get full access to folders

I'm running Windows 8 Pro. My account type is of admin: And My UAC is off: Yet, I still get errors like this: and
0
votes
1answer
4k views

UAC “Yes” button is disabled, but I am logged on as an administrator

Im trying to run an installer on my Win7 laptop but the UAC "Yes" button is disabled. Even if I select "Run as Administrator" I cannot get past this prompt. What can I do from here?
0
votes
0answers
3k views

Can't start BlueStacks application after locking out administrator permissions

I have a BlueStacks application installed on my system with Windows 7. I have installed WhatsApp, which i didn't want any other user on my system to use. so by mistake while asssigning permissions ...
3
votes
1answer
31k views

Always elevated administrative rights in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8? I always used Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1) with User Account Control completely turned off - the slider in the ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Run Windows services without administrator privileges

How can I start and stop Windows 2008 services without administrator privileges? I want to give a non-admininstrator user rights to start and stop Windows services.
16
votes
1answer
35k 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
429 views

Powershell has started running as administrator

Something unusually has happened recently on my machine: every time I start powershell, it starts with Admin privileges by default. It used to be that it would start just as my user unless I ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Does the administrator of my own email domain have access to my emails? [closed]

I took the help of someone to build my own email domain. He is maintaining the domain and has the admin rights. Will he also get to know the content of all my emails if he wants to? If I want to ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Windows XP SP3 keep default Administrator as only Administrator

I would like to have a setup where only the default Administrator account has administrator rights. I already enabled the default Administrator account to show up in the user management and login ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Run cmd.exe always as administrator

I have configured ansicon to display ANSI colors in cmd.exe, but it only works when cmd is run in administrator privileges. I'm also using Launchy to start cmd.exe (not only cmd). Problem is that if I ...