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Windows 7: Allowing limited users Admin priviliges problem


15 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Allowing limited users Admin priviliges problem

When I am on a limited user and I try to set permissions of its folders I need to provide the admin password to proceed, why?


Now the problem with User Account Control.
When I click on advanced sharing, or try to do any activity that requires admin priviliges, User Account Control window pops up, you know, that window asks for the password and it somehow blocks the desktop and anything else so I cant take a picture of it.

Anyway after I provide the admin's password, the pop up closes but the process hangs/freezes does not respond for eternity.

If it is an app, it does not run.
If it is a folder, the explorer thread(is it thread?) related to that folder is not responding for eternity and it is stuck, hangs. however you want to call it.


Urgent

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15 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well 21 hours ago your post.
TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder
Who's computer is it.
Ask the administrator for help is my suggestion.
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15 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im the admin and the admin is clueless
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18 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
When I am on a limited user and I try to set permissions of its folders I need to provide the admin password to proceed, why?


Now the problem with User Account Control.
When I click on advanced sharing, or try to do any activity that requires admin priviliges, User Account Control window pops up, you know, that window asks for the password and it somehow blocks the desktop and anything else so I cant take a picture of it.

Anyway after I provide the admin's password, the pop up closes but the process hangs/freezes does not respond for eternity.

If it is an app, it does not run.
If it is a folder, the explorer thread(is it thread?) related to that folder is not responding for eternity and it is stuck, hangs. however you want to call it.


Urgent
The first question is because you are using a limited user account, that means you have limited access to just about everything on that machine. Use an Admin account if you don't want to sign in all the time.

UAC is doing what it's supposed to do, if you don't want to see the pop ups then turn UAC off or turn it down to a lower level of security. I can't say why it's freezing up.
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24 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have no problem with UAC, the UAC has a problem that it is freezing up all the time.


About the first question:
I am not trying to set permissions to a folder that belong to the admin, so why do I need to provide the password?
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24 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Probable because the administrator has set a password.
So you under stand correctly. Please read this.
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We do not help people bypass passwords, IT department policys or company policies.
My understanding is that is what you are trying to do.
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28 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, this is not what I am trying to do.

I own this laptop and I have one admin account and one limited account.

Sometimes I let my family(also extended) member use my laptop so I need my files to be kept safe.
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28 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

So why aren`t you using the admin account ?
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28 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I heard it is safer on this forums.
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