Re: Local administrator
Ronnie and Adam: Thank you for your help.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> Use the fix that Adam posted. Right click the installation file and select
> the Run as administrator option. You should get a UAC pop up asking for
> permission, just click Continue in that dialog box.
> If you have disabled UAC, then enable it again.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "California Geezer" <CaliforniaGeezer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:4E2D0DB9-156D-4CC6-B315-06D9032CFAB1@microsoft.com...
> > The problem that I run into is not that Vista asks for permission, it
> > denies
> > me permission. Even though I am the administrator, Vista will not install
> > the program because it says that I am not the administrator. What can I
> > do?
> > California Geezer
> > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> >> Adam
> >> Vista does not actually 'turn off' admin privileges. An admin account in
> >> Vista runs with the same privileges as a standard user, but if a program
> >> needs admin privileges to install or perform other functions that require
> >> elevated privileges, it will ask for permission.
> >> --
> >> Ronnie Vernon
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows Shell/User
> >> "Adam" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >> news:uaGVkCNhHHA.1216@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> > California Geezer wrote:
> >> >> I am the only user of my computer and I have administrator privileges.
> >> >> However, when I try to install a program, I am not allowed to do so
> >> >> because I am not the "local administrator." What is going on?
> >> >
> >> > By default even though you're local administrator, Vista will turn off
> >> > your admin priveleges unless you specifically approve them for certain
> >> > operations.
> >> >
> >> > Can you right-click and "Run as administrator" whatever it is you're
> >> > doing
> >> > to install?