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Windows 7: Missing UAC password prompt for "Run As Administrator"

24 May 2012   #1
zSandman

XP SP3 32bit
 
 
Missing UAC password prompt for "Run As Administrator"

I'm running Win7 Pro x64, standalone (no domain).
I have an admin account (not the default one) and a user account.
As the user, until recently I was be able to right-click a program then click "Run As Administrator" and would get a prompt to enter the password for my Admin account.
Then my admin account got locked out for too many bad passwords and once it was successfully unlocked, I no longer get the password prompt. Instead the programs try to run under my user account without admin privileges. I am able to login to my Admin account without any issues.
I've tried several UAC levels without any luck. I've googled but can't seem to come up with correct searches, the results I get aren't relevant.


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24 May 2012   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried creating a new user account and seeing if the same thing happens? If it doesn't, it might be easiest to just move everything to the new account.
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24 May 2012   #3
zSandman

XP SP3 32bit
 
 

I solved this by 1. Enabling default admin account. 2. Setting UAC to "Always Notify" and rebooting.
After I started getting the prompt again,
I changed UAC back to "Notify me only when programs try to make changes..." and disabled default Admin account. Seems to still be working.
Thanks for your reply.
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24 May 2012   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I am glad to hear that you were able to fix the problem.
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