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Windows 7: using Admin credentials on a standard user

14 Apr 2014   #1
sawainright

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
using Admin credentials on a standard user

I am fairly new to most admin techniques but i know you can run an application (like cmd.exe) as an administrator, while the standard user is still signed into their account. Im just not sure how you do this, i have tried right clicking and running as an admin but it never prompts me to enter the Admin credentials...

So to clarify with an example, if i have a user as standard user, and i want to quickly be able to delete a file from the windows/system32 folder by keeping the current standard user still signed in how do i do this. I was under the impression that if i try to use "run as administrator" it would then prompt me to put in my Admin credentials but it does not.

windows 7 64bit, on a workgroup domain.... some of the employees i have had edited some windows files they shouldn't have, so in order to prevent them from continuing to do so i made them all standard users, but now i dont know how to use my admin account without having them sign out and then having to sign in with the admin account.


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14 Apr 2014   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use runas from the command line. Otherwise you need UAC active.
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14 Apr 2014   #3
sawainright

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

thanks, that is what i thought but i wasn't sure if UAC was the issue since it just wasn't prompting me to enter the password when i clicked run as admin, i will double check that tho, much appreciated
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14 Apr 2014   #4
sawainright

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

okay so UAC is active but its not prompting me to put in a password, maybe the UAC settings are not set how i think they are supposed to be
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14 Apr 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

  1. If you have uac on something else is wrong. Does UAC prompt for anything else, like installing a program? Is uac working?
  2. What happens if you create another standard user account? Does it ask then when you right click and run as admin?
  3. Does the admin account have a password? (I know - but this has been seriously overlooked before)
  4. Could you try a sfc /scannow?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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14 Apr 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

There`s a lot of things you can still do as a standard user, try to run a system file check, see what happens.

Andrew beat me to it
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