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Microsoft did add some restrictions even to the administrator users. There is something called UAC (User Account Control) settings that make more restrictions to both normal users and administrators; to make sure you are not going to damage your OS by mistake, and prevent viruses from doing so. The built-in Administrator account bypass these restrictions, ...


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A buffer overflow in the program itself can not lead to privilege escalation from normal user to admin. Technical reasoning about process isolation aside, imagine if it were possible. Then surely the web would be full of downloads offering "rootmywinbox.exe" The buffer overflow would need to be in some operating system service running with elevated ...


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This is not possible, a domain administrator always has full access to every machine on the domain (in a windows environment anyway). The domain administrator could grant your account local administrator access to the computer you use, and if your domain is NOT using GPOs (group policy objects) to enforce settings, then you will be able to change things like ...


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See Lost administrator account on Windows 7: Like Vista, the Windows 7 built-in Administrator account is disabled by default. However, when there are no other administrative accounts on the system the built-in Administrator account may become enabled. Go into Safe Mode and see if Administrator appears on the Welcome Screen. If it does, log in and create ...


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In the properties of the exe you can set a compatibility option for this. There is also a PE within the SysInternals Suite called ShellRunAs.exe that may prove useful. update: For system executable files that will not let you edit compatibility options you might be able to work around this by creating a shortcut of that exe and then within the properties ...



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