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Windows 7: how do i make my user account in win 7 be the administrator

11 Aug 2012   #11
mitchell65

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Sorry my post was not intended to be confrontational. What I meant to imply was that according to my understanding there are two different levels of Administrator. One is the admin that you can give a user through the Create new user in Control Panel. This one cannot be named "Administrator" If you give a user a name say "Tom" that user can be given admin rights. As I said earlier there must be one of that type of user to every installation of Windows 7. The other Administrator is the Windows (Hidden) Administrator. If you enable this one then you you are aleready in the elevated admin so the "Run as administrator is not required" You are already there as the command line will show. This user will be automatically named "Administrator" and that will appear in the login Window Like so:
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11 Aug 2012   #12
Sir George

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Sorry my post was not intended to be confrontational. What I meant to imply was that according to my understanding there are two different levels of Administrator. One is the admin that you can give a user through the Create new user in Control Panel. This one cannot be named "Administrator" If you give a user a name say "Tom" that user can be given admin rights. As I said earlier there must be one of that type of user to every installation of Windows 7. The other Administrator is the Windows (Hidden) Administrator. If you enable this one then you you are aleready in the elevated admin so the "Run as administrator is not required" You are already there as the command line will show. This user will be automatically named "Administrator" and that will appear in the login Window Like so:
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By your reply, it appears I failed at expressing my point as informational and not confrontational. I was merely trying to clarify the fact that the UAC settings in Windows 7 do not provide unconditional control to the user. I believe Microsoft's use of terminology is sometimes based on a poor choice of words which can create confusion.

Many of the replies by senior members of the SevenForums have addressed this problem when a user attempts to delete a file or install a program only to be confronted by a message that states; "You do not have sufficient rights to perform this operation...", even though the user has set UAC to Administrator. So, the average user is quite right in being confused when their computer is preventing some function or operation when they are the Administrator.

The OP in this thread seemed to be perplexed, that as the Administrator of his/her account, why does the "cmd.exe" require "run as administrator" and not default to that level of control. I was hoping my simple little statement would help shed some light on the subject.

I hope this reply does not make me appear as an arrogant arse, but simply an anal retentive one.
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11 Aug 2012   #13
mitchell65

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I hope this reply does not make me appear as an arrogant arse
Certainly not. It is a difficult subject to get a view across. We both, I am sure, understand what we are talking about, it's just difficult I find to explain it to others. It's like all these things, if you know how to do it its easy, if you don't it's most frustrating!
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