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Windows 7: How To? Granting specific permissions to non admin accounts.


18 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How To? Granting specific permissions to non admin accounts.

I have an account set up for my girlfriend which contains a password on the username. I would use a shared account but I do not want her to have the escalated security levels, which could potentially harm my computer.

Well, I have a pain in the butt wireless adapter which on occasion only wants to work after I disable and re-enable my network adapter. This is however not possible on non-admin accounts without a password. Is there any way I can grant specific permissions to alternative accounts giving her the ability to toggle my network card?

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19 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
 
 

This may help you:

What you can do is create an elevated shortcut to the network adapters.
-Log in to her account
-right click on her desktop and select "create new"
-select "shortcut"
-Copy and paste the following into the shortcut:

Code:
runas /user:%computername%:youradminname /savecred "control.exe ncpa.cpl"
Replace youradminname with your admin account name.

-click next
-name it whatever you wish

-Now, run it and enter your admin account password. (Note you will not see the characters you are typing appear in the command prompt window THIS IS NORMAL)
-Hit enter
-Close the network adapters window
-Open it again and verify that it does not prompt for your admin account password
-Test to make sure you can disable and re-enable the wireless network adapter.


This will give her administrative access to the network adapters portion of the control panel.

Let me know how this works for you, I will check back in a few hours.

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