Vista Admin Rights

Neutron

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My account on my home machine is set as an Administrator, yet I don't seem to have full admin rights, like I can't overwrite files and I still get prompted even with the UAC off.
 
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That's strange. The account you first created should have all rights to the box.
 
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Did you restart your machine after you turned off UAC??
 
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Well when you turn off UAC you half to reboot the machine before it takes effect and it should prompt you as well to reboot.. Also make sure that it is truly turned off..
 
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UAC has been turned off for a long while. It's just weird, as I show as an administrator, yet it seems like I don't have full rights to the box. I still get prompted every now and then when I go to execute a program.
 
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Not every file allows you to manipulate it even as administrator.
You have to go into the properties of the file and set permissions for the administrator.
 
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XP does the same thing. Files that are created by low level system tasks must often have their permissions tweaked. I have a recurring nightmare with Windows Update files and Executive Software's Undelete telling me that I cannot empty them. I must use a script that sets the permissions appropriately before Undelete allows me to empty them.

This problem is particularly stinky because Windows Update favors using whatever volume has the most space available to make its messes.
 
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XP does the same thing. Files that are created by low level system tasks must often have their permissions tweaked. I have a recurring nightmare with Windows Update files and Executive Software's Undelete telling me that I cannot empty them. I must use a script that sets the permissions appropriately before Undelete allows me to empty them.

This problem is particularly stinky because Windows Update favors using whatever volume has the most space available to make its messes.


I bet that's exactly the problem, good catch.
 

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