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Windows 7: I need to restrict a local admins read write privileges

19 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
I need to restrict a local admins read write privileges

I have several applications that start at boot, that require UAC authorization to continue. To facilitate a smooth boot, I use a workaround like this: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create. In order for the task to execute properly, I must run in an admin account.

In the computer in question there is a 250gb boot partition, as well as a 650gb storage partition. I would like to restrict the ability of my primary admin account to write, modify and or delete files and folders on this storage partition, either through permissions, or a software solution. UAC is currently at max.

Thank you very much,

Anthony Slipp

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19 Jun 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Talk with your System Administrator/Network Administrator/IT department.
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19 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's my personal home computer.
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19 Jun 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

There's quite a few options in this tutorial,

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You may find something in there to suit your needs.
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19 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do I have this correct. The OP is the person with the administration rights and wants to stop him/herself for being able to use those rights on a storage partition?
What am I missing?
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19 Jun 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do I have this correct. The OP is the person with the administration rights and wants to stop him/herself for being able to use those rights on a storage partition?
What am I missing?
That's the way I read it too, what I think is going on is because of this:

Quote:
I have several applications that start at boot, that require UAC authorization to continue. To facilitate a smooth boot, I use a workaround like this: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create. In order for the task to execute properly, I must run in an admin account.
They are forced to run an admin account when they would rather be using a standard account.

So they want to add restrictions so there is limited access to the storage partition, if that's not quite what they want, further explanation may be needed.
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20 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

[QUOTE=derekimo;1970776]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
They are forced to run an admin account when they would rather be using a standard account.

So they want to add restrictions so there is limited access to the storage partition, if that's not quite what they want, further explanation may be needed.
You are exactly correct. I want to restrict the access to the storage partition only. Similar to the way it would work if I was using a standard account with no modify or delete privileges. I have the nasty habit of twitching and in-inadvertently deleting or otherwise modifying a file or folder. This would be a safety net for me.
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20 Jun 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Why is it that I have difficulty grasping this?

I wish you good luck in your endeavors.
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20 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Why is it that I have difficulty grasping this?

I wish you good luck in your endeavors.
Beats me. Thank you.
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20 Jun 2012   #10

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If its just for yourself, you can right click on the drive, go to Properties>security and uncheck the modify/write for admins/users in the list.


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