Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot
MS needs to fix the permissions/ownership glitch. There should never be a situation where you are denied permission to access/read/write/delete anything on your own computer when you are logged in as Administrator. I found a way around it, even protected system files, but I shouldn't have had to.
I don't think I agree.
A "true" administrator would already know how to do this.
One thing that a lot of people fail to gasp is that there are several levels of "administrator" and ther are tons of permissions which can be granted to or denied from the "administrator" accout. Really, "administrator" is just a name, you don't even need to name it that. It's just another account with some set of special "above user" permissions set.
This is all due to windows generally being a corporate desktop OS and buisness needs this kind of setup to disallow backup admins or encryption key admins and so forth from having TOTAL access to a machine or a users files.
MS tried to simplify things WRT networking a bit with the home group networking and the simplified file sharing. But under it's skin, W7 is a complex networked client OS whether most home users really want it to be or not. (and has been since 9x was merged with win2k)
Frankly, the less possible it is for the average home user to delete important system files that they don't understand the better (Not referring to you in this case, but all the moma nd pop users and self proclaimed admins). Having the OS somewhat hardened to accidental failure by default is a good thing.
If you truly need the ability to delete other peoples files or hand mess with the win32 folder, I don't see a problem with working for it a little bit rather than having a completely open root that will allow you to disable your machine at the drop of a hat just by logging into the "admin" account. Heck a very large number of problems on this very site are due to people going in as admin and screwing around with files and settings without knowing anything about the consequences
But as you mentioned, there are ways to get almost anything done, and those are the tools of a true admin. A good book on Windows adminning with an installed set of additional admin tools will really open your eyes to what you can do on the system and on your local network, it's amazingly deep.