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Windows 7: Standard user unable to access Administrator rights

06 Jan 2015   #1
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 
Standard user unable to access Administrator rights

Hi,

I've been reading several guides related to this issue but I'm stuck at trying to gain access to Administrator rights. There's a way to enable admin user from command prompt but I can't use backslash because my current language for non-unicode programs is japanese which I can't change since it's blocked by group policy. I can't disable group policy because I'll need admin access.

Bottom line is, I need to delete a folder within C:\ProgramData\ however without admin access I can't do anything about it. I've tried taking the ownership of the folder but again, I'm stuck at the restrictions of standard user. Is there any way of obtaining Admin access or deleting a particular folder?


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06 Jan 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello jumbovideo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open an elevated command prompt? You should get a UAC prompt asking for an administrator's password when you try to approve.

If so, then you might see if you could delete the folder in an elevated command prompt.

Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

If not, then you'll need to talk to an administrator on the computer to help you do it with their rights.
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06 Jan 2015   #3
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello jumbovideo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open an elevated command prompt? You should get a UAC prompt asking for an administrator's password when you try to approve.

If so, then you might see if you could delete the folder in an elevated command prompt.

Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

If not, then you'll need to talk to an administrator on the computer to help you do it with their rights.
I'm the owner of the computer and the only one who uses it : (

But yeah, I believe I can open an elevated command prompt but the problem is that the language for non-unicode program is in Japanese. So I can't use the backslash since it's in yen, I even tried using the alternative alt+92 but it still comes out as yen. When I try the alt+165 for yen, I get another different yen sign in cmd LOL! I also tried changing the system locale to US english but then i'll get access denied because of group policy. And for me to disable group policy I'll need admin access : (
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06 Jan 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You may be able to use OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to reset group policy back to default.

Local Group Policy - Reset to Default

Afterwards, see if you are able to change the system locale to US English.
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06 Jan 2015   #5
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

The command for enabling the builtin Administrator account does not require a backslash?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Code:
net user Administrator /active:yes
A forward slash is needed instead.
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07 Jan 2015   #6
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
The command for enabling the builtin Administrator account does not require a backslash?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Code:
net user Administrator /active:yes
A forward slash is needed instead.
when I enter it, it'll say "The user name could not be found."

when I follow the step 6 in Built-in Adminstrator Account - Enable or Disable to uncheck 'Account is disabled' for Adminstrator, I get access denied.
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07 Jan 2015   #7
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumbovideo View Post
[W]hen I enter it, it'll say "The user name could not be found."
A quote from the tutorial:
Quote:
NOTE: [...] If your Windows 7 uses another language than English, then you may need to translate the word administrator part of the commands below to your language to use instead.
So, in the command, substitute the word "Administrator" with your locales equivalent Administrator account name.

Remember, the command is completely futile if it's run under a standard (un-elevated) command prompt, so make sure it's elevated.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumbovideo View Post
[W]hen I follow the step 6 in Built-in Adminstrator Account - Enable or Disable to uncheck 'Account is disabled' for Adminstrator, I get access denied.
Sorry that the tutorial does not make it clear; you cannot be in a standard account, and attempt OPTION ONE or THREE, to activate the Administrator account.

Try OPTION TWO in the tutorial. If you can follow the steps, it will always work.
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26 May 2015   #8
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumbovideo View Post
[W]hen I enter it, it'll say "The user name could not be found."
A quote from the tutorial:
Quote:
NOTE: [...] If your Windows 7 uses another language than English, then you may need to translate the word administrator part of the commands below to your language to use instead.
So, in the command, substitute the word "Administrator" with your locales equivalent Administrator account name.

Remember, the command is completely futile if it's run under a standard (un-elevated) command prompt, so make sure it's elevated.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumbovideo View Post
[W]hen I follow the step 6 in Built-in Adminstrator Account - Enable or Disable to uncheck 'Account is disabled' for Adminstrator, I get access denied.
Sorry that the tutorial does not make it clear; you cannot be in a standard account, and attempt OPTION ONE or THREE, to activate the Administrator account.

Try OPTION TWO in the tutorial. If you can follow the steps, it will always work.
I can't try any of the options because I'm not in administrator account.

And I don't know the equivalent word of Administrator in Japanese, I don't know why my system locale is in Japanese. I can't change the system locale because of the group policy and which leads back to my privileges where I lack sufficient access to Admin because of the standard user account I'm in.

It would seem like I'm stuck in a loop hole here as everything is tide to having access to Admin which I don't know anyway around it and everything is revolved around it in order to proceed with any of the above mentioned steps.
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26 May 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct, you won't be able to do this if you have a standard user type of account instead of an administrator type.

Do you have an administrator account that you are able to log on to?

If not, and since you are the owner, then you may need to reinstall Windows to have an administrator account since none of the options above were able to help.
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26 May 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This one seems related and a duplicate of the other thread:
Owner of PC but no admin access Windows 7

There I proposed:
Quote:
Would this work: Password Reset?

Altering the above tutorial steps a bit:
- open regedit
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\SetupType set the value to 2
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\CmdLine set the value to cmd.exe
- restart PC
- at command prompt: net localgroup Administrators [UserLoginName] /add
You can check the groups with: net localgroup
then change above command accordingly
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