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Windows 7: Windows 7, multiple UAC problems

14 Jul 2012   #1
ABM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7, multiple UAC problems

Hi,
I've been facing some problems with UAC for over a year. I tried solving it myself initially but failed. So I ignored the problem for a year as it didn't bother me too much, but need to get it solved now as it has come in the way of my work.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 on a Dell Precision T3500 Workstation.

Everything was working great until one day I noticed something had changed when I right clicked on any shortcut icon: Name:  Run as admin user.jpg
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The shield icon next to the "Run as administrator" option was missing and there was a new option there called "runasuser".

When I click on either option, I get this message:
Windows 7, multiple UAC problems-error.jpg

I tried doing a system restore but it failed and on restart I got a similar message. System restore never worked after that. Also have trouble installing some applications and running some programs like team viewer or time trackers.
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I'm also unable to change UAC settings here:Windows 7, multiple UAC problems-uac-settings.jpg
I can move the slider but nothing happens when I click the OK button. And the slider is back to where it was when I close and open the window again. But I was able to get around this using the program TweakUAC.

The resource monitor button in the task manager does nothing when clicked:
Windows 7, multiple UAC problems-resource-monitor.jpg

When I right click on a shortcut and clicked on Advanced properties, the options are always disabled. Even when I am on an Administrator user account.
Windows 7, multiple UAC problems-run-admin-disabled.jpg

These are the problems I noticed and appear to persist whether I am on a Standard user account or Administrator account. I believe they are all linked? I tried searching everywhere but was unable to get much info on this problem. It will really be great if somebody can let me know what's going on and what I should do.

Thanks in advance!



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14 Jul 2012   #2

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Yes I think they are all related. But of course not 100% sure.
Can you open Elevated Command Prompt
Or is opening an adminstrator command prompt impossible? If impossible is th built-in admin account enabled. Log on as user called "administrator" and open a command pormpt normally.

Is that working?
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14 Jul 2012   #3

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When in elevated command prompt:

sfc/scannow

post results
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14 Jul 2012   #4
ABM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply Kaktussoft. It was impossible to open an elevated command prompt as a Standard user like you had guessed. I got the same error message. So I logged on to the user called "Administrator" and could run the command normally.
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14 Jul 2012   #5

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User "administrator" has admin rights by default. No UAC prompt will be shown. Everything works fine here (check things that don't work previously)?

Do you see a UAC-prompt to confirm (under own account) or just the error message?
Same problem for all accounts? New created accounts? Create them when logged on as user Administrator
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14 Jul 2012   #6
ABM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I checked the other things that didn't work previously. but they are not working in the administrator user account too.

I didn't see UAC-prompt to confirm but just the error message. Also created new accounts and had the same problem. I will log on to administrator and create a new account and let you know what happens.
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14 Jul 2012   #7
ABM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I created a new user account while I was on administrator account, but it has the same problems too.
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14 Jul 2012   #8

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In administor account open regedit goto key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile ane export it. Do you see this? Especially focus on the bolded text

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
@="Application"
"EditFlags"=hex:38,07,00,00
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,35,00,36,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@="%1"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
"IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
"HasLUAShield"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
"IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runasuser]
@="@shell32.dll,-50944"
"Extended"=""
"SuppressionPolicyEx"="{F211AA05-D4DF-4370-A2A0-9F19C09756A7}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runasuser\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{ea72d00e-4960-42fa-ba92-7792a7944c1d}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
@="Compatibility"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Compatibility]
@="{1d27f844-3a1f-4410-85ac-14651078412d}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}]
@=""
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14 Jul 2012   #9

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rightclick on exe file (so not the shorcut!) gives you also on option "runasuser" exactly that text?
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14 Jul 2012   #10
ABM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I did as you said and this is what I got -

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
@="Application"
"EditFlags"=hex:38,07,00,00
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,35,00,36,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@="%1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Open\Command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runasuser]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runasuser\command]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
@="Compatibility"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\CmdLineExt]
@="{9869EFB4-18E9-11D3-A837-00104B9E30B5}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Compatibility]
@="{1d27f844-3a1f-4410-85ac-14651078412d}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}]
@=""
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