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Windows 7: Drives won't map for users with Admin rights

28 Jan 2010   #1
WayneJay

WinXP SP3, Win7
 
 
Drives won't map for users with Admin rights

Today I was adding my first two Win7 client workstations to our Active Directory. We map drives via GPO to WinXP SP3 clients with no problems. Today I joined my first Win7 client with no problem. However, when I log in on the Win7 client (users with local admin priv) , I don't get any drive mappings. If I switch the users to the local users group, then the drive mappings will appear. Also, if I disable the UAC (user access control), a user with local admin rights will get their drive mappings.

I don't want to operate without the extra protection of the UAC, but is there a way to have local admin rights and get your drive mappings (with the UAC enabled)???

Thanks in advance


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28 Jan 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There is a way but I believe you need to go into the group policy editor to do so. This procedure is for Vista but it should also work for Windows 7.


To change the elevation prompt behavior for administrators
  1. Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then Security Options.
  3. Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select one of the following settings:
    • Elevate without prompting (tasks requesting elevation will automatically run as elevated without prompting the administrator)
    • Prompt for credentials (this setting requires user name and password input before an application or task will run as elevated)
    • Prompt for consent (default setting for administrators)
  5. Click OK.
  6. Close the Local Security Settings window.
To change the elevation prompt behavior for standard users
  1. Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then Security Options.
  3. Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select one of the following settings:
    • Automatically deny elevation requests (standard users will not be able to run programs requiring elevation, and will not be prompted)
    • Prompt for credentials (this setting requires user name and password input before an application or task will run as elevated, and is the default for standard users)
  5. Click OK.
  6. Close the Local Security Settings window.
Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...91(WS.10).aspx
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