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Windows 7: UAC as Admin???

20 Jun 2010   #21
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hmmm, do a restart.


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20 Jun 2010   #22
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Did a restart and got the same thing.
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20 Jun 2010   #23
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hmm, itīs a bit hard to answer, not knowing exactly what you did.
as i said, it worked for me...
but there are other more experienced experts on accounts / rights / UAC here at the forum, someone must be able to help you.

iīm signing off now, itīs bedtime.
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20 Jun 2010   #24
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hmm, itīs a bit hard to answer, not knowing exactly what you did.
as i said, it worked for me...
but there are other more experienced experts on accounts / rights / UAC here at the forum, someone must be able to help you.

iīm signing off now, itīs bedtime.
Got it working. Thanks
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20 Jun 2010   #25
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Whew! Glad to hear!

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20 Jun 2010   #26
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Posted another question that is related. Now that I have made the changes and renamed that account to my wifes name, It still shows up at the top of the start menu with my name. I can live with that if I have to,but, I'll bet there is an easy fix, right? Thanks,
John
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20 Jun 2010   #27
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No,, if you rename an existing account, it is tied to it's original name underneath it all.
If you want to fully change the name completely, you have to create an account with that name.

Incidentally, I would have just left the main admin account as admin and just created a new Standard user account. There is no reason to create a new admin account and then change the old admin to standard.
To me, that is creating more work than needed.


I missed something,,ooppss.


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I could be wrong, but I don't think this is the same as days of old NT, where you wanted to create a new admin account and disable the original Built-in admin account due to the SID S-1-5-21.
It used to be defined as good security practice to do this as the built-in admin account was a well know SID that could be used to hack the system
Something I might look into. If that is the case, then this is how it should be done....

Install and setup windows
Create new accounts (Standard User and Admin accounts, at least one each)
Then go in and don't delete but disable the original admin account
This will change the SID, so that the original S-1-5-21 (Admin account) is not the same as the Built-In SID

This could be an old way of thinking though.
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20 Jun 2010   #28
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

"Incidentally, I would have just left the main admin account as admin and just created a new Standard user account. There is no reason to create a new admin account and then change the old admin to standard.
To me, that is creating more work than needed."

codyw wanted to keep everything on the admin-account.
otherwise i would of course have been easier just to make a new user-account.
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20 Jun 2010   #29
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks on the name info. I created a new admin account. Then changed the original admin account to standard user account. Real easy and fast. Set new passwords. Now we log in to this account and everything is the same. The new Admin account is very basic as I haven't made any changes to it yet. Whenever I try to change something in this new user account I am prompted to enter the admin password and continue. This is what I wanted. The new Admin account does whatever I want when I log in. I think I'm where I want to be now. Thanks to you all,
John
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21 Jun 2010   #30
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Thanks on the name info. I created a new admin account. Then changed the original admin account to standard user account. Real easy and fast.
John
Anyone know if this is different in Win 7 than in XP? I assume it is. In XP doing this was not quite as secure as just creating a new standard/limited user account and going from there. Since the new limited account once was the old admin account there was still issues with ownership and lingering full control rights.

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