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Windows 7: Unlimited permissions

14 Apr 2010   #1
GrantZ

Win XP, 7, Ubuntu, FreeBSD
 
 
Unlimited permissions

Hi, i've seen program that makes my permissions same/nearly the same as permissions of the true Administrator user (without of moving to that user), but i can't find it again.

Does anyone know how can it be done or name of that program?


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14 Apr 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. I cannot answer your question; but I can make a suggestion.

Win 7 is a totally different OS than XP. I recommend that you adapt to the way Win 7 works rather than trying to run it as you do XP.

The admin account in Win 7 is a restricted admin account; there is no admin level in Win 7 that gives you total control as you have in XP. This is by design for security. Yes, you can do all of the admin things in Win 7 that you do in XP - but you have to know how. And knowing how means you have to learn how Win 7 works.

I suggest that you NOT try to achieve permissions for everything on the system. Ultimately you will mess up and have to reinstall if you do not know exactly what you are doing (don't ask me how I know this ).

These restrictions close down the very security loop holes that XP is infamous for. Once you learn the system, you will appreciate the security and you will know how to work with it rather than fight it. Take the time to learn it. We have some excellent tutorials in our tutorial section that will really help you.

Edited to add: I would surely not want a third party application with total access to my system; that would be down right dangerous.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums, I agree with Carl and would say there are Tut's here that can help you areound some of the Admin things in win7

If you run as an admin, you have UAC pop up to request permission when running some programs that want to make changes to the system, but all you have to do is press a button instead of typing in user/pass. You can set up shortcuts for commonly used programs that prompt for permission by following this tutorial: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

As well, there are files or folders that might give you issues. You can take ownership of files and folders with this tweek. Be very careful with this one as I have seen recently people with issues: Take Ownership Shortcut

Otherwise, the way Win7 is set up allows a grey-area of Admin/user (instead of black and white admin vs. user) since most users run as admin. This was the problem with XP (everyone ran as admin). But win7 recognized these issues and set up the admin accounts to keep people from running as admin and messing everything in their system up.
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14 Apr 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
If you run as an admin, you have UAC pop up to request permission when running some programs that want to make changes to the system, but all you have to do is press a button instead of typing in user/pass. You can set up shortcuts for commonly used programs that prompt for permission by following this tutorial: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

As well, there are files or folders that might give you issues. You can take ownership of files and folders with this tweek. Be very careful with this one as I have seen recently people with issues: Take Ownership Shortcut
Particularly, taking ownership of the junction point folders has created problems for some. If you see a folder icon that has a lock on it, it is a junction point. It does not contain files; it contains links to other folders. The purpose is to allow programs written for XP to install and run. Some of these programs look for a specific folder, eg, Documents and Settings, that Win 7 no longer uses. The junction point directs the program to the proper Win 7 folder.

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Otherwise, the way Win7 is set up allows a grey-area of Admin/user (instead of black and white admin vs. user) since most users run as admin. This was the problem with XP (everyone ran as admin). But win7 recognized these issues and set up the admin accounts to keep people from running as admin and messing everything in their system up.
Again, take the time to learn how Win 7 works. You will be a lot more satisfied. Do not try to make Win 7 into XP. You will continually be frustrated.
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14 Apr 2010   #5
GrantZ

Win XP, 7, Ubuntu, FreeBSD
 
 

Thanks for your suggestion, Carl. I'lll give Win 7 another chance .

Edit: Thank you both for your advice. The ownership thing will save me much time when my desktop suddenly wont let me write to it's subfolders.
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14 Apr 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Be sure to post back if you run into specific problems or something that you do not understand. Someone here will be glad to help you. Welcome to the world of Windows 7.
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