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Windows 7: Problem with Admission Rights


15 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 
Problem with Admission Rights

Whenever I try to change something in program files, windows doesn't allow me, says that: You require permission from administrators to make changes to this file. But I am the administrator, I have checked alot of times. So could you lot be any help?


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15 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.
 
 

Hello, do you have an administrator password? Also, try and make another Administrator account. Start > Search: Create new account > enter> Administrator. Then test if you can change any settings with that.
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15 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you actually logged in as the administrator? All windows accounts have a user name of "Administrator" built in.
You may find that this account has been de-activated.
Have a try of the following..

Start > type "cmd" > right click and "Run as administrator"

net user administrator /active:yes

you should get a response saying the command was sucessful

next, set the administrator password by doing the following:

net user administrator* (yes, put the asterix)

you will be prompted to enter the password. when you type it in, you won't actually see any of the keystrokes you type, but just hit enter when you are done, you'll have to confirm the password by typing it in again.

Once it says it's sucessfull, log off and then log back in using Username: Administrator, Password: Whatever you set.
Then do whatever changes you need on there. (While you're at it, you can check weather your other user name has full unrestricted access. Some accounts are labelled as an adminstrator but still have some limitations.)

Worth a shot I may have taken you on a pretty far fetched route though.
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15 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What are you doing? Trying to change system locations require special permissions (which administrators DO NOT HAVE). So what is it you are trying to do?
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16 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith View Post
Have you actually logged in as the administrator? All windows accounts have a user name of "Administrator" built in.
You may find that this account has been de-activated.
Have a try of the following..

Start > type "cmd" > right click and "Run as administrator"

net user administrator /active:yes

you should get a response saying the command was sucessful

next, set the administrator password by doing the following:

net user administrator* (yes, put the asterix)

you will be prompted to enter the password. when you type it in, you won't actually see any of the keystrokes you type, but just hit enter when you are done, you'll have to confirm the password by typing it in again.

Once it says it's sucessfull, log off and then log back in using Username: Administrator, Password: Whatever you set.
Then do whatever changes you need on there. (While you're at it, you can check weather your other user name has full unrestricted access. Some accounts are labelled as an adminstrator but still have some limitations.)

Worth a shot I may have taken you on a pretty far fetched route though.
When I wrote net user administrator* in cmd it says to me that:
The syntax of this command is:
NET USER
[username [password : *] [options]] [/DOMAIN]
username {password : *> /ADD [options] [/DOMAIN]
username [/DELETE] [/DOMAIN]
username [/TIMES:<times : ALL>]

This doesn't look to me like its asking me for a password.
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16 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith View Post
Have you actually logged in as the administrator? All windows accounts have a user name of "Administrator" built in.
You may find that this account has been de-activated.
Have a try of the following..

Start > type "cmd" > right click and "Run as administrator"

net user administrator /active:yes

you should get a response saying the command was sucessful

next, set the administrator password by doing the following:

net user administrator* (yes, put the asterix)

you will be prompted to enter the password. when you type it in, you won't actually see any of the keystrokes you type, but just hit enter when you are done, you'll have to confirm the password by typing it in again.

Once it says it's sucessfull, log off and then log back in using Username: Administrator, Password: Whatever you set.
Then do whatever changes you need on there. (While you're at it, you can check weather your other user name has full unrestricted access. Some accounts are labelled as an adminstrator but still have some limitations.)

Worth a shot I may have taken you on a pretty far fetched route though.
Now there is another account names administrator, i want to delete tell me how to.
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16 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In my haste, I did not add a space between administrator*, it should read: net user administrator *
Doing this will prompt you to set the password for the Original administrator account which you can use to log in with unrestricted access. As logicearth mentioned, system locations cannot be altered even by an admin though. What are you intending to do in the program files?
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16 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 

There is another account named Administrator, and it is administrator, it was created when I wrote that net user thing in cmd, so how can i remove it, can it be removed by system restore, I dont want another account created to solve this issue, how can I delete the administrator account and leave me as administrator, by the way, now there are 2 admins. When I go to delete the other account, it doesn't give me this option for to delete that account, but it does give me the option to delete the original account I have which is also Admin.
So basically im asking, That there is a system restore point before the Administrator account was created, so if i restore to that point, will the account be deleted?
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16 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The second administrator account was not created, it was enabled. Just re run the command as you did before to deactivate it.
Code:
net user administrator /active:no
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16 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 

I've Restored the System and now the account has been disabled, the admin one, so its okay
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