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Windows 7: How to gain permission to do anything like with XP

31 Jan 2015   #11
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Oh, I see what you are saying, it is indeed permissions. Are you logging in as a standard user, instead of the admin? It's weird, since admins are granted ownership automatically and when you install Windows 7 - the first user is member of the admin group. What's even weirder is that only an admin can make changes to Local Policy

What you are describing is indeed not a normal Win 7 behavior. Who did you grant permission to take ownership, if you don't mind me asking?


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31 Jan 2015   #12
moundtown

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doctore View Post
Oh, I see what you are saying, it is indeed permissions. Are you logging in as a standard user, instead of the admin? It's weird, since admins are granted ownership automatically and when you install Windows 7 - the first user is member of the admin group. What's even weirder is that only an admin can make changes to Local Policy

What you are describing is indeed not a normal Win 7 behavior. Who did you grant permission to take ownership, if you don't mind me asking?
I'm logging in as the admin and I still had to use the take ownership registry patch. So I guess I granted the admin permission to take ownership.
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31 Jan 2015   #13
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

So when you double clicked on "Take ownership of files or other objects" the box was blank? And now it has your user name there or the "Administrators" group?

Something is wrong here, because simply taking ownership does nothing, but grant you the right to change permissions.
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31 Jan 2015   #14
moundtown

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doctore View Post
So when you double clicked on "Take ownership of files or other objects" the box was blank? And now it has your user name there or the "Administrators" group?

Something is wrong here, because simply taking ownership does nothing, but grant you the right to change permissions.
All I know is that when I am unable to access, move, or delete a file or folder, and then I use the Take Ownership context menu command on the object, I can do whatever I want with it.
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