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Windows 7: Run as Administrator

08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Run as Administrator

Cant find any info on this so wonder if any of you guys know a solution.

I have a Kyocera Colour laser printer on my work network (universirty), I Like to set it to default print in B+W or the students will rip the p**s out of it. Students log onto a standard account and if they have good reason to print in colour then I let them (I am nice like that).

With Vista this was easy, in the student account I would right click on the printer and select "run as administrator", UAC would then ask for my admin password and I could set the printer to colour.

With Windows 7, run as administrator is missing from the list when I right click on the printer. It is there for other programs but not for the printer. This means that I would have to log out then log into my admin account, change then setting then log back into the student account. Bit of a ballache. So can anyone tell me why this is different in 7, and more importantly how I can fix it so I can run the printer properties as admin from a standard account.

Cheers

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08 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChewieT View Post
Cant find any info on this so wonder if any of you guys know a solution.

I have a Kyocera Colour laser printer on my work network (universirty), I Like to set it to default print in B+W or the students will rip the p**s out of it. Students log onto a standard account and if they have good reason to print in colour then I let them (I am nice like that).

With Vista this was easy, in the student account I would right click on the printer and select "run as administrator", UAC would then ask for my admin password and I could set the printer to colour.

With Windows 7, run as administrator is missing from the list when I right click on the printer. It is there for other programs but not for the printer. This means that I would have to log out then log into my admin account, change then setting then log back into the student account. Bit of a ballache. So can anyone tell me why this is different in 7, and more importantly how I can fix it so I can run the printer properties as admin from a standard account.

Cheers

Hi and welcome

Instructions on how to add run as admin are here Run as Administrator

ken J+
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

The option is not there when I right click on the printer. It is there for all other programs.
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08 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Found the solution, there is a change properties button under the general tab in printer properties, this then asks for UAC password and allows me to change settings. Cheers
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