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Old 09-17-2007
mike97478
 

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Vista home premium administrator issues

When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the option to
do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
administrator.

And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista wants
it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.

Is there any way to fix it?

Thanks

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Old 09-18-2007
P. Di Stolfo
 

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Re: Vista home premium administrator issues
Hello,

1) I'm not sure, but I think it is greyed out because if you are logged in
using the account "Administrator", all programs are executed as
Administrator anyway.
2) Still, if you are using an administrative account, there are some
programs which need higher rights (Programs are normally executed with lower
rights, so that they can't do harm). For that, right-click cmd, and click
"Run as administrator".
3) Is the location, for instance, Program Files? Then right-click the
folder, click Properties -> tab "Security" -> Advanced -> tab "Owner" and
make yourself the owner of all files (there's a check box to check for all
files). Then, if it doesn't work, go back to Properties -> tab "Security",
and add yourself to the list, and give all groups and users your user name
belongs to the necessary writing rights.

Hope this helps.
Greetings,
P. Di Stolfo
--
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:C7E8F079-6E98-4BE3-9C25-8BA781FEB981@microsoft.com...
>
> When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the option
> to
> do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
> Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
> permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
> administrator.
>
> And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista
> wants
> it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.
>
> Is there any way to fix it?
>
> Thanks
>

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Old 09-18-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: Vista home premium administrator issues
Mike

If this is a shortcut for a program, what you are seeing is normal. Right
click the shortcut and select the Shortcut Tab. Click the Advanced Button
near the bottom and should see an available Run As Administrator option
there.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7E8F079-6E98-4BE3-9C25-8BA781FEB981@microsoft.com...
>
> When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the option
> to
> do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
> Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
> permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
> administrator.
>
> And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista
> wants
> it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.
>
> Is there any way to fix it?
>
> Thanks
>


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Old 09-19-2007
mike97478
 

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Re: Vista home premium administrator issues
I have tried all that as been suggested and still no joy. As you say It may
be that I am running as the "Administrator".
I do have a question about this if I am running as a guest or other user how
could I change permissions if I was not signed in as an Administrator?
Also how do I get Administrator permissions when I run in CMD mode? (I am
running as Administrator when I envoke the CMD mode)

Thanks

MIke

"P. Di Stolfo" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> 1) I'm not sure, but I think it is greyed out because if you are logged in
> using the account "Administrator", all programs are executed as
> Administrator anyway.
> 2) Still, if you are using an administrative account, there are some
> programs which need higher rights (Programs are normally executed with lower
> rights, so that they can't do harm). For that, right-click cmd, and click
> "Run as administrator".
> 3) Is the location, for instance, Program Files? Then right-click the
> folder, click Properties -> tab "Security" -> Advanced -> tab "Owner" and
> make yourself the owner of all files (there's a check box to check for all
> files). Then, if it doesn't work, go back to Properties -> tab "Security",
> and add yourself to the list, and give all groups and users your user name
> belongs to the necessary writing rights.
>
> Hope this helps.
> Greetings,
> P. Di Stolfo
> --
> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> // http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:C7E8F079-6E98-4BE3-9C25-8BA781FEB981@microsoft.com...
> >
> > When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the option
> > to
> > do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
> > Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
> > permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
> > administrator.
> >
> > And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista
> > wants
> > it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.
> >
> > Is there any way to fix it?
> >
> > Thanks
> >

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Old 09-19-2007
mike97478
 

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Re: Vista home premium administrator issues
I tried that at first with no lusck.
Thanks
Mike

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> Mike
>
> If this is a shortcut for a program, what you are seeing is normal. Right
> click the shortcut and select the Shortcut Tab. Click the Advanced Button
> near the bottom and should see an available Run As Administrator option
> there.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C7E8F079-6E98-4BE3-9C25-8BA781FEB981@microsoft.com...
> >
> > When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the option
> > to
> > do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
> > Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
> > permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
> > administrator.
> >
> > And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista
> > wants
> > it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.
> >
> > Is there any way to fix it?
> >
> > Thanks
> >

>

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Old 09-19-2007
P. Di Stolfo
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista home premium administrator issues
Hello,

you should be able to change the permission without being logged on as the
so-called "Administrator", but with an administrative account.
For cmd, go to start, type cmd, and right-click the searched cmd, and click
"Run as administrator". It should now say "Administrator: ..." in the title
of the cmd. If it does so, you are running cmd in administrative mode.

Greetings,
P. Di Stolfo
--
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:70AC91CC-7000-4D89-86AE-831C44C35798@microsoft.com...
>I have tried all that as been suggested and still no joy. As you say It may
> be that I am running as the "Administrator".
> I do have a question about this if I am running as a guest or other user
> how
> could I change permissions if I was not signed in as an Administrator?
> Also how do I get Administrator permissions when I run in CMD mode? (I am
> running as Administrator when I envoke the CMD mode)
>
> Thanks
>
> MIke
>
> "P. Di Stolfo" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> 1) I'm not sure, but I think it is greyed out because if you are logged
>> in
>> using the account "Administrator", all programs are executed as
>> Administrator anyway.
>> 2) Still, if you are using an administrative account, there are some
>> programs which need higher rights (Programs are normally executed with
>> lower
>> rights, so that they can't do harm). For that, right-click cmd, and click
>> "Run as administrator".
>> 3) Is the location, for instance, Program Files? Then right-click the
>> folder, click Properties -> tab "Security" -> Advanced -> tab "Owner" and
>> make yourself the owner of all files (there's a check box to check for
>> all
>> files). Then, if it doesn't work, go back to Properties -> tab
>> "Security",
>> and add yourself to the list, and give all groups and users your user
>> name
>> belongs to the necessary writing rights.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>> Greetings,
>> P. Di Stolfo
>> --
>> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> // http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
>> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> news:C7E8F079-6E98-4BE3-9C25-8BA781FEB981@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> > When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the
>> > option
>> > to
>> > do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
>> > Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
>> > permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
>> > administrator.
>> >
>> > And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista
>> > wants
>> > it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.
>> >
>> > Is there any way to fix it?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >

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Old 09-20-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Vista home premium administrator issues
Mike

What exactly happened when you tried this?

You need to be aware that there are a couple of different types of
shortcuts.
1. Shortcuts that are created by the installation program for an
application.
2. User created shortcuts.

If this is a shortcut in the Start Menu, it was probably created by the
installation program for that application. These installer created shortcuts
can be different from a user created shortcut. The shortcut may also have
options that are not available in a user created shortcut such as a repair
option and you cannot edit the target for the shortcut. It may also have
options missing that are available in a user created shortcut, such as the
compatibility tab and other features may be missing.

What you can do is go to the executable file for that application
(appname.exe) and create a shortcut to that file. This shortcut will have
all of the standard buttons and tabs where you can set the options.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B9FAEBD7-0252-4D84-B78B-013AE99FDBA8@microsoft.com...
>I tried that at first with no lusck.
> Thanks
> Mike
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
>> Mike
>>
>> If this is a shortcut for a program, what you are seeing is normal. Right
>> click the shortcut and select the Shortcut Tab. Click the Advanced Button
>> near the bottom and should see an available Run As Administrator option
>> there.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "mike97478" <mike97478@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C7E8F079-6E98-4BE3-9C25-8BA781FEB981@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> > When I am under the compatibility tab to run as administrator the
>> > option
>> > to
>> > do so is grayed out. I am running as the administrator.
>> > Also when using CMD there are times when it says that I do not have
>> > permission but I am the only account on the computer and run as
>> > administrator.
>> >
>> > And when trying to save a file to a location other than the one vista
>> > wants
>> > it says I do not have permission, again I am the administrator.
>> >
>> > Is there any way to fix it?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >

>>


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