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Old 07-13-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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I'm runnign Win 7 Ultimate and i have two accounts:
  • Administrator - part of admin group
  • UserAccount - not admin group, part of Users group

When logged in as UserAccount, and trying to install something, I would like it to ask the Admin user/pass. Instead I am getting "You can't do thsi beacuse you are not admin". Any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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... come on... where are the IT Admin guys?
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If you need to install software from a regular user group account, then you need to give that user local admin rights. Either that or run linux as your OS.
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If you need to install software from a regular user group account, then you need to give that user local admin rights. Either that or run linux as your OS.
but making a user a local admin would allow him/her to install stuff, yes/no?
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Could log on your admin account and change permissions on the other.
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but making a user a local admin would allow him/her to install stuff, yes/no?
yes...
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Microsoft want everyone to use limited user accounts in Windows 7, even the admins, and just have a pass-protected admin account on the PC or domain and elevate permissions when necessary. This is supposed to stop malware automatically gaining admin rights, should one of the accounts be compromised; this is what UAC was intended to help with.

In reality, it's impractical, annoying and ineffective. Since you're using windows 7, you should be able to right-click and run as admin on .exe or .msi files.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #8
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Microsoft want everyone to use limited user accounts in Windows 7, even the admins, and just have a pass-protected admin account on the PC or domain and elevate permissions when necessary. This is supposed to stop malware automatically gaining admin rights, should one of the accounts be compromised; this is what UAC was intended to help with.

In reality, it's impractical, annoying and ineffective. Since you're using windows 7, you should be able to right-click and run as admin on .exe or .msi files.


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When logged in as UserAccount, and trying to install something, I would like it to ask the Admin user/pass. Instead I am getting "You can't do thsi beacuse you are not admin". Any suggestions?
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Like Darkseeker said, right-click and tell it to run as admin...
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Like Darkseeker said, right-click and tell it to run as admin...
sorry, i thought i wrote above that I've already tried that, but checking now I did not write that. My mistake.
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