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Windows 7: Administrator Permission Help


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Administrator Permission Help

I have been trying to save an installer but am unable to because Windows says that I don't have administrator permission. I've been reading on the forums that you can turn off the UAC but that did not help any. I also saw someone say that the "Owner" profile, the default, is a protected administrator account. I can't figure out where to go to get access to the real administrator profile so that I can get full access. What can I do to enable full access and be able to save the installer?

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25 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sapphirezero View Post
I have been trying to save an installer but am unable to because Windows says that I don't have administrator permission. I've been reading on the forums that you can turn off the UAC but that did not help any. I also saw someone say that the "Owner" profile, the default, is a protected administrator account. I can't figure out where to go to get access to the real administrator profile so that I can get full access. What can I do to enable full access and be able to save the installer?
It could be the place your trying to save to.

Right click on the file your trying to save to>properties>Security>Give your usergroup full access,or administrator if you have only one account on the pc (whic is administrator)

Try to save it to desktop first,if you can,do the above or change location
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25 Dec 2009   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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26 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

@ Minotar:I tried saving on teh desktop but ha dno luck and I wasnt able to right click it since im trying to save from a web page.

@seekermeister: i already looked at that page but whenever i try it i get a message saying that the feature is disabled for Windows 7 home edition. It tells me to go to control panel to change it.

Anyways Ive found away around it by copying the installer from another computer running XP. So i guess problem solved for now.
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26 Dec 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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@seekermeister: i already looked at that page but whenever i try it i get a message saying that the feature is disabled for Windows 7 home edition. It tells me to go to control panel to change it.
Hmm, that is apparently one of those unpublished differences in versions that I was unaware of. It makes me glad that I choose the Pro version.

EDT: Did it give you any details about how to accomplish that? I know that you can give an account admin privileges, but that is not the same as the built-in administrator.
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26 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sapphirezero View Post
@ Minotar:I tried saving on teh desktop but ha dno luck and I wasnt able to right click it since im trying to save from a web page.

@seekermeister: i already looked at that page but whenever i try it i get a message saying that the feature is disabled for Windows 7 home edition. It tells me to go to control panel to change it.

Anyways Ive found away around it by copying the installer from another computer running XP. So i guess problem solved for now.
Minotar meant right click the source folder were you are saving the download and take control.

You can have that command in the right clik menu.

Paste this in notepad: and save it as Take Ownership.reg

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\runas]
@="Run Command Prompt as Administrator"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe"
This will able you to take ownership of a folder wth just a right click.
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