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

11 Aug 2012   #1

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

when running in cmd i must be administrator to make the commands work

how do i make my user account be the administrator

i dont want to right click and run as admin all the time

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11 Aug 2012   #2

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Go to User Accounts within the Control Panel, then click on Change Account Type of your user.


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11 Aug 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Go to User Accounts within the Control Panel, then click on Change Account Type of your user.
I think you may also have to Administrator to change your account type too, but Windows provides you will a Administrative account any way.

Log-on with: Administrator

Should log-on you on as the default account Windows creates when you install the OS.
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11 Aug 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nfsworldpinoy View Post
when running in cmd i must be administrator to make the commands work

how do i make my user account be the administrator

i dont want to right click and run as admin all the time
If you have a standard user account you cannot change that account to "Administrator" If you could that would destroy the whole idea of different levels of account. An Administrator can create a user account or another Administrator Account but a User Account cannot. There must always be one Administrator Account to every installation of Windows 7.
Are you getting a little confused about the Windows Built in Administrator?
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11 Aug 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nfsworldpinoy View Post
when running in cmd i must be administrator to make the commands work

how do i make my user account be the administrator

i dont want to right click and run as admin all the time
If you have a standard user account you cannot change that account to "Administrator" If you could that would destroy the whole idea of different levels of account. An Administrator can create a user account or another Administrator Account but a User Account cannot. There must always be one Administrator Account to every installation of Windows 7.
Are you getting a little confused about the Windows Built in Administrator?
I think the OP's question is; can you set the "cmd.exe" to be run as an administrator without right clicking the command executable. To my knowledge you cannot, you have to select admin for each instance. I do know it has no relationship to how you have your windows user account settings.

I realize it can be confusing that the admin privilege does not carry over to the "cmd.exe".

HTH
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11 Aug 2012   #6

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I looked this up. From what I've seen, if you want Command Prompt (cmd.exe) to run as administrator with out right-clicking it and choosing "Run as Administrator", You can do this: Set a cmd.exe shortcut on your desktop and then go to properties > compatibility and click the option to always run as administrator.

NOTE: Now when I looked this up, the discussion was only over Vista. I know that this does not work with Seven. I am unsure about XP.
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11 Aug 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart View Post
I know that this does not work with Seven.


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11 Aug 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I guess that would work, if that is what you are asking.
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11 Aug 2012   #9

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I realize it can be confusing that the admin privilege does not carry over to the "cmd.exe".
But it does, that's the whole point.
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11 Aug 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
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I realize it can be confusing that the admin privilege does not carry over to the "cmd.exe".
But it does, that's the whole point.
No it doesn't. If the Windows 7 admin account is run without restriction, the "cmd.exe" will not run without requiring the "Run as Administrator" selection. As noted, you can create a shortcut to provide admin privilege, but that is not the same as stripping the command prompt from its requirement. There is a difference.

My post was not addressing the use of a shortcut, it simply stated the admin account does not inherently remove the additional step of selecting "run as admin". Of course you can use a workaround with a shortcut, which is different. I run a test machine with no Windows 7 restrictions and direct access to "cmd.exe" always requires the "run as admin". If you can provide a reliable source that states otherwise, I would be very interested in reviewing it...I am always open to learning something new.

HTH
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