|05 Aug 2012||#1|
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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.
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