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Windows 7: Administration Privilege

18 Apr 2013   #1
mahmoudmoosa

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Administration Privilege

Hello everybody,

There is one user in a school i created for her local user account.
She called me today to install a program because she doesn't have administration privilege.

I logged in using her account and below what i did:

1. right click on the program which she wants to install.
2. i chose run as administrator
3. i typed computer name \ administrator and then the password

My problem is, a message appear that either username or password is wrong.
i am sure 100 % the info above is correct, but still showing me that message.

Please any idea what am i missing ?

Thank you for all support you do.


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18 Apr 2013   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

You have to use your credentials as admin to install the program and allow users...not her credentials.
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18 Apr 2013   #3
mahmoudmoosa

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
You have to use your credentials as admin to install the program and allow users...not her credentials.
Hello my friend,

That's what i did, i chose run as admin but still showing the wrong message.

any idea ?
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18 Apr 2013   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

You state in your post...logged in to her account. You must log in to your account first and install program setting user permissions...
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18 Apr 2013   #5
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

mahmoudmoosa

If you want to add her user account to the Administrators group so she could install software . Input the command below inside an Elevated Command Prompt. To open up an Elevated Command Prompt click on type in CMD inside Search programs and files box. Once CMD comes up underneath Programs (1) right click on CMD and choose Run as Administrator . Inside the User Access Control window input your Password ( if you are the Administrator on the PC ) then click on OK OR click on the Yes button if there is no password needed. Inside the Command Prompt the path should open up to C:\Windows\System32>_ . Type in the command below

net localgroup administrators {heraccountname} /add
Press <ENTER>

Note   Note
Type in her user account name without the brackets


Once successfully added the user name to the Administrators account close the Command prompt by either typing in EXIT or the X on the upper right hand side.
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18 Apr 2013   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I'm going to go one a limb here, you used your Domain credentials correct? Despite the computer being logged in under a local, non domain account? Granted I am assuming this school's computers are under a domain.
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18 Apr 2013   #7
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

He could use this command if its on a domain

net localgroup administrators /add domain\account



Note   Note

Domain is the Domain name
Account is the user name account on the domain
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18 Apr 2013   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Confusing. Geeks are we now trying to go from A to B via Z?

First, OP has clearly misunderstood something: Running an application or install / setup file as administrator does not mean it will be run with OP's admin account's credentials. Instead it means running something as the Windows native, buil-in administrator.

Mahmoud, this is really simple: When logged in to this standard user's account, double click the installation application (no need to run as admin from context menu). As the user has no rights to install it, Windows UAC prompts you to give permission. Simply enter your password and click Yes to install the program.

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19 Apr 2013   #9
mahmoudmoosa

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
You state in your post...logged in to her account. You must log in to your account first and install program setting user permissions...
Hello my friend,

Do you mean i have to do this step before i log in to her account and install as admin ?
If so, how it could be ?

Thanks for your help
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19 Apr 2013   #10
mahmoudmoosa

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
mahmoudmoosa

If you want to add her user account to the Administrators group so she could install software . Input the command below inside an Elevated Command Prompt. To open up an Elevated Command Prompt click on type in CMD inside Search programs and files box. Once CMD comes up underneath Programs (1) right click on CMD and choose Run as Administrator . Inside the User Access Control window input your Password ( if you are the Administrator on the PC ) then click on OK OR click on the Yes button if there is no password needed. Inside the Command Prompt the path should open up to C:\Windows\System32>_ . Type in the command below

net localgroup administrators {heraccountname} /add
Press <ENTER>

Note   Note
Type in her user account name without the brackets


Once successfully added the user name to the Administrators account close the Command prompt by either typing in EXIT or the X on the upper right hand side.
Hello my friend,

Actually, i have not been told to add her to the administrator group.
That's why i want to install the program by logging in her account and using the administrator privilege.

Nice info you mentioned sure i will use it in the future.

Thanks for your help
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