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Windows 7: I've been demoted "need administrator privileges"

22 Jul 2010   #31
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

IT WORKED!!! YEAAAAA!

Thank you all.... Very cool. I'm not sure why Windows 7 decided I am two people, but none-the-less it's fixed now.

The fix:

All I had to do was login under MATT-M4500\Matt, and set WORK\Matt as an admin.... and everything was good. The funny thing is that WORK\Matt never showed up as a separate user, so I thought it was an extension of my original account.

Listen, I really really appreciate this.



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22 Jul 2010   #32
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spiral72 View Post
IT WORKED!!! YEAAAAA!

Thank you all.... Very cool. I'm not sure why Windows 7 decided I am two people, but none-the-less it's fixed now.

The fix:

All I had to do was login under MATT-M4500\Matt, and set WORK\Matt as an admin.... and everything was good. The funny thing is that WORK\Matt never showed up as a separate user, so I thought it was an extension of my original account.

Listen, I really really appreciate this.
Glad I could help! I didn't realize the domain issue until that last post, and that makes all the difference
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22 Jul 2010   #33
pweegar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sounds like maybe 1 of 2 things have occurred. Maybe your account has become corrupted on the local pc or 2) IF your domain account has been corrputed (or Active Domain account if your are part of an AD).

Contact your IT department and let them know what's going on and have them fix your account if the above suggests don't work.
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23 Jul 2010   #34
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

To be completely honest I don't understand what you just said...... not any fault of yours I'm sure..... due to my ignorance.

It seems to be working now. I'm going to leave it as-is for the moment until I learn more about 7. Obviously setting up Windows 7 the same way I setup XP is not working for me.

The IT department (one man) has never seen or run 7. I'm the only one running it.... which I suppose makes me the expert
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23 Jul 2010   #35
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spiral72 View Post
IT WORKED!!! YEAAAAA!

Thank you all.... Very cool. I'm not sure why Windows 7 decided I am two people, but none-the-less it's fixed now.

The fix:

All I had to do was login under MATT-M4500\Matt, and set WORK\Matt as an admin.... and everything was good. The funny thing is that WORK\Matt never showed up as a separate user, so I thought it was an extension of my original account.

Listen, I really really appreciate this.
Just a point of clarification. This behaviour is exactly the same as it would be in Windows XP. Anytime you log into a domain, you are no longer using your local machinename/username account. You'd be using the domainname/username account, which has to be given administrative privileges (if needed) separately from the local user.

Kirsch, great catch!
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23 Jul 2010   #36
Spiral72

Windows 7
 
 

You may be right in that I setup XP numerous times "correctly" by accident.

It's those things your learn after you know it all, that are the most important.
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23 Jul 2010   #37
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spiral72 View Post
You may be right in that I setup XP numerous times "correctly" by accident.

It's those things your learn after you know it all, that are the most important.
Well, you may never have had a need to give the domain account admin privileges on the local machine. In most cases it isn't necessary.
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