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Windows 7: Administrator account isn't a 'real' administrator :(

31 May 2009   #11
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I already have mine enabled, but can he move out the Admin folders in the manner he proposes?


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15 Aug 2009   #12
mbcopeland

Windows 7
 
 
I am just not that Admin to you...

I am thinking on the same lines as the original poster. My "normal login account" is an Administrator "Standard User", but I want it to be an Administrator "Administrator", is that possible?

I enabled the Hidden Administrator account and logged in, but it will not even allow me to change my "normal login account" to Administrator "Administrator". So again, is that even possible?
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20 Oct 2009   #13
PraetorianGuard

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

Any way it is possible to elevate the "normal" account to that of the administrator one?. I would hate to having to migrate to the Admin account all of a sudden :/
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20 Oct 2009   #14
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

There are only 2 types of user apart from the actual Admin account which is the only one with "supreme" status - other accounts can't be created with its level of access. The other user accounts are "Standard" and "Administrator" type users, the latter however, does not have the same level as the actual Administrator account.

If your machine is controlled by someone else then I doubt you'll be able to change your status anyway.

Even signed in as an Administrator-level user one often needs Admin status to do certain things, that's why there's that option in a right-click "Run as Administrator". That's the way around it.
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20 Oct 2009   #15
PraetorianGuard

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

The machine is owned and controlled by me :P. I just want to be in full power and control and not just have psudo control and psudo power :/
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20 Oct 2009   #16
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Well, log in as an Administrator type user and you will have most of the power and anything needing higher authority is where that right-click option comes in.
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20 Oct 2009   #17
PraetorianGuard

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

My present user is an admin user, I would just prefer having full power off the bat without the stupid right click feature >_<. It annoyed me enough on Windows 2003 server.
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20 Oct 2009   #18
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The way to make your user account similar to that of the built-in admin account is to disable or change some of the settings for UAC.

By default, the builtin account is set to "automatically elevate" for uac stuff, members of the admin group are set to "prompt for consent" and standard users are set to "prompt for credentials"

There are specific GPO settings just for how to treat the built in account, how to treat members of the admin group, and standard users.
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20 Oct 2009   #19
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

You then can possibly leave your machine open to all the issues that people used to accuse XP of....backdoor holes, so be careful.
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20 Oct 2009   #20
PraetorianGuard

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
There are specific GPO settings just for how to treat the built in account, how to treat members of the admin group, and standard users.
And where could one find them?. Atm i have just disabled UAC cause the notifications it gave me did annoy me in the long run
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