Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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  1. Posts : 6,305
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #20

    Excellent, works like a charm

    Strange thing is that the 'Run as administrator' context menu item is still present LOL

    Just had to re-install 7260 so was perfect chace to setup the Administrator account right from the get-go
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  2. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #21

    LOL, now that is funny that "Run as administrator" is still there in the built-in Administrator account.
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  3. Posts : 6,305
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #22

    Message: 'Sorry you cannot give rep to this post...'

    Will rep the post above this then
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  4. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #23

    LOL, ok.
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  5. Posts : 2
    core 2 duo
       #24

    hello


    thanx brother ....

    but the problem is still there. . it is newer version of VISTA i am using. . if i do wat u said . . .i still can't find USER/GROUP tab. . i have tried through COMMAND PROMPT but no use!!!!!! simply i am not allowed to change any settings .... even time........ the main thing is that whenever i am accessing sumthing(like settings), it ask for a password but does'nt show where to type!!!!!

    help !!!!
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  6. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #25

    It will not let you unless you do this while logged in an administrator account though to make the changes for the built-in Administrator. You cannot do it from a Standard account.

    We assumed that you were using Windows 7 though. If you are using Vista, then you might also see are sister site Vista Forums to post this at for more help specifically for Vista instead.
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  7. Posts : 34
    Windows 7
       #26

    Brink, you are a star!
    Why does Windows 7 have to be such a pain?
    Corporates will never go for it.
    PeterM
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  8. Posts : 28,845
    Win 8 Release candidate 8400
       #27

    Hi peter and welcome to seven forums

    I would think that corp's with their IT staff would like a more secure system. The IT guys (like myself) are the ones with the headache but hey its a job and somebody has to do it

    Ken
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  9. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #28

    Hi Peter,

    I'm with Ken. They want to be able to keep control of their systems to make them easier to maintain and help keep them problem free.
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  10. Posts : 28,845
    Win 8 Release candidate 8400
       #29

    Im with brink

    Not running as admin can be a pita, but it also helps keep out infections, and poorly coded apps.

    Aside from the prestige (is there any?) of being called admin, and having to fix anything that breaks a std user can do almost anything
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