I am working on a workstation or client machine that has Windows 7 Pro x64 installed. The machine is a member of a domain called reac.local. I first tried to run a simple .exe file for an epson scanner that would install the driver
and scanning software. The user account has administrative privaleges but I kept getting the error "To setup or remove EpsonScan you must have administrative privileges". I found this odd seeing how the user has admin rights. I tried right clicking the file and running as administrator with the same result. I then moved the whole folder from the C:\ folder to the desktop with no luck. This caused me to probe deeper. I've checked the security permission settings for the folder and the file and tried to "Allow All" in the settings. I've also taken ownership of the folder and all interior files. Turns out, I cannot create a new user from the user accts in the control panel, I can't even access "Change User Account Control Settings" (whenever I click it, nothing happens). I have tried to run secpol.msc and a few other commands with no luck. I've checked the registry settings for the HKLM...../windows/current version/policies/system and checked that the EnableLUA is set to 0. I've read many posts and tried different things but basically I can't perform any task I read about that requires admin privileges. Any advice?