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How can I get myself set as Administrator ?

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Old 03-15-2007
Phil
 

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How can I get myself set as Administrator ?
I thought I had - yet I constantly get requests to confirm, or go round the
houses to get something working under "administrators priveledges" or
somesuch.

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Old 03-15-2007
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RE: How can I get myself set as Administrator ?
That is the new security feature - User Account Control.You have 2 choices.
In running program, right click and click "Run as Administrator" (Probably
the better idea) or turn off th e User Account Control, which defeats the
purpose. Haven't you ever seen the ads on television?

"Phil" wrote:

> I thought I had - yet I constantly get requests to confirm, or go round the
> houses to get something working under "administrators priveledges" or
> somesuch.
>

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Old 03-19-2007
Jimmy Brush
 

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Re: How can I get myself set as Administrator ?
Hello,

In Windows Vista, even though you are an administrator, programs that do not
need administrative power don't receive such power. If a program wants to
use administrator power, it must either request it from you, or you must
explicitly give it such power by right-clicking it and clicking run as
administrator.

This gives you the following benefits:

- No program can run with administrative power without you knowing about it
- No program can sneakily start a trusted system or administrative program
and abuse it without you knowing about it
- Programs that don't need a lot of power over your computer, don't receive
it (such as internet explorer and its new protected mode)


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