Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Way to circumvent admin Permissions "issues" with fresh install?


05 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Way to circumvent admin Permissions "issues" with fresh install?

I am configuring a newly built computer with Win 7 (fresh, new full install) Pro. All had been going well until I tried to install Zone Alarm and found problems with it accepting and registering the license. After a couple of chat sessions, things pointed to Permissions issues. At that point, I did some reading and discovered that my default Administrator account was not active, so I ran commands to fix that. That still did not allow me to delete some of the Zone Alarm folders or to have the license "stick" in the registry. I also tried the following permissions "fix" for administrator accounts, but that did not help.

1. Enable the Administrator account and set its password.
2. Reboot into Safe Mode.
3. Log on as Administrator.
4. Click Start
5. Type the three letters cmd
6. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
7. Run the process as Administrator.
8. Type the following commands and press Enter after each:
takeown /f Q:\ /a /r /d y
icacls Q:\ /t /c /grant administrators:F System:F "%UserName%":F
(Answer "yes" when prompted "Are you sure?")
(Replace Q: with the actual drive letter on the problem disk)

Administrator can't access folders in Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

As I am not that far into software loading on the computer, I thought I would do a complete reinstall, unless anyone has a magic fix for the permissions problem.

Assuming a reinstall can fix this, how do I assure that
1, the default administrator account is active and
2, my personal administrator account has, in fact, the full privileges that I would expect?

(I had read one suggestion that only one administrator account should have full privileges and personal accounts should all be standard, and I can see where that would be valuable for a domain, but my computer is in my home on a small home LAN in the middle of nowhere, so I don't want to go through changing to the administrator account every time I want to load a new program unless that strategy is the consensus of those on this forum.

Thanks
Ken K

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Aug 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Do not so those steps - it will cause problems like infinite loops via virtualized folders.

Zone Alarm has caused problems for others using Windows 7. The firewall that comes with Windows 7 should be enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

So what about dealing with malware/viruses, such as Malwarebytes, or if not Malwarebytes, which other? Is the windows firewall and a malware program sufficient?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Aug 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

MSE for AV, Windows 7 's native firewall and Malwarebytes is a fine combo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Way to circumvent admin Permissions "issues" with fresh install?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Way to circumvent admin Permissions "issues" with fresh install?
Thread Forum
"Run as admin" and "open with.. as admin" from contextual menu General Discussion
Random Blue screens on fresh install, caused by "hal.dll" BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 install Fresh "No drivers issue" Installation & Setup
Home Built Computer, Fresh Install Failing due to "unexpected error" Installation & Setup
fresh install, stalls right after "windows starting" screen. mbr? Installation & Setup
"Unidentified Network" after Fresh Install of Win7 Network & Sharing
Time to start "Fresh Install" tweaks list! Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33