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Windows 7: Are there different levels of Windows admins in Windows 7?

29 Nov 2011   #1
KathyTheGreat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Are there different levels of Windows admins in Windows 7?

My machine has 2 users, my boss who set up the machine and myself. We are both admins. UAC is enabled for both accounts. One of the products we use is a vb6 exe. If I wish to run this app, I need to right-click and have it "run as admin" or it won't run. If my boss logs in and runs the app, he doesn't need to run as admin, he just double-clicks and it runs. Is there something about him being the first admin on the machine or the owner, something that differs between us which allows him more permissions than I have?


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29 Nov 2011   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Is he using the normally hidden and disabled system "Administrator" account? If yes that account is not restricted by or subject to UAC prompts.
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29 Nov 2011   #3
KathyTheGreat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

How do I find out if he's using that particular admin account? I know the acct you're talking about and it's disabled. So, since it's disabled, I'm assuming that he's not using it.
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29 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Chances are he's using the built-in hidden administrator account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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30 Nov 2011   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you right click the shortcut icon for that program, there should be a "Run this program as an administrator" option you can check mark under the compatibility tab. Now getting back to how to tell if its the hidden admin account? One option is to ask your boss how he setup his account? Also If he hasn't renamed it, it will be listed as "Administrator" for an account name. Even if he has renamed it, I believe it should still be listed as Administrator under C:\Users\
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