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Old 05-31-2007
Brother Raphael
 

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Can't log on as adminstration
This is probably a simple problem to the erudite members of this clan, but i
can't make any changes because I am not logged on as the adminstration. I am
the only one to ever use this computer. How can i log on as admistration?
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rwarth
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Old 05-31-2007
jimmuh
 

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RE: Can't log on as adminstration
So there is only one user account on the computer? If so, it is an
administrative account, and you are logging in as an administrator. However,
Vista's ordinary admin accounts normally operate as regular users, and then
something called User Account Control is invoked to elevate privileges to
full admin status as required.

Maybe your problem is not the account with which you are logging on. If you
post precise examples (including the steps you take) of what you are unable
to do someone may be able to help you.

You should understand that some software is not compatible with Vista. If
you are trying to use software which attempts to make changes to areas of the
system that are protected, and if that software isn't properly asking Vista
for permission to make these changes, then that could be the source of your
trouble.

There are people who turn User Account Control off because of this, but I
think that's a very ill-advised action to take. The operating system was
designed to work with UAC, and it should remain intact. (my opinion)

"Brother Raphael" wrote:

> This is probably a simple problem to the erudite members of this clan, but i
> can't make any changes because I am not logged on as the adminstration. I am
> the only one to ever use this computer. How can i log on as admistration?
> --
> rwarth

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Old 06-05-2007
Brother Raphael
 

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RE: Can't log on as adminstration
Thanks a million. Problem solved.
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rwarth


"jimmuh" wrote:

> So there is only one user account on the computer? If so, it is an
> administrative account, and you are logging in as an administrator. However,
> Vista's ordinary admin accounts normally operate as regular users, and then
> something called User Account Control is invoked to elevate privileges to
> full admin status as required.
>
> Maybe your problem is not the account with which you are logging on. If you
> post precise examples (including the steps you take) of what you are unable
> to do someone may be able to help you.
>
> You should understand that some software is not compatible with Vista. If
> you are trying to use software which attempts to make changes to areas of the
> system that are protected, and if that software isn't properly asking Vista
> for permission to make these changes, then that could be the source of your
> trouble.
>
> There are people who turn User Account Control off because of this, but I
> think that's a very ill-advised action to take. The operating system was
> designed to work with UAC, and it should remain intact. (my opinion)
>
> "Brother Raphael" wrote:
>
> > This is probably a simple problem to the erudite members of this clan, but i
> > can't make any changes because I am not logged on as the adminstration. I am
> > the only one to ever use this computer. How can i log on as admistration?
> > --
> > rwarth

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Old 06-05-2007
jimmuh
 

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RE: Can't log on as adminstration
I'm glad to read that you've fixed your issues. I'm afraid I didn't do much
more than wish you well, but I'm happy if anything I typed was useful. I do
think that Microsoft missed the boat a little by not finding a better way of
introducing users new to the OS to UAC. It can be pretty annoying and
frustrating in some circumstances if you're not aware of why it's behaving
the way it does.

"Brother Raphael" wrote:

> Thanks a million. Problem solved.
> --
> rwarth
>
>
> "jimmuh" wrote:
>
> > So there is only one user account on the computer? If so, it is an
> > administrative account, and you are logging in as an administrator. However,
> > Vista's ordinary admin accounts normally operate as regular users, and then
> > something called User Account Control is invoked to elevate privileges to
> > full admin status as required.
> >
> > Maybe your problem is not the account with which you are logging on. If you
> > post precise examples (including the steps you take) of what you are unable
> > to do someone may be able to help you.
> >
> > You should understand that some software is not compatible with Vista. If
> > you are trying to use software which attempts to make changes to areas of the
> > system that are protected, and if that software isn't properly asking Vista
> > for permission to make these changes, then that could be the source of your
> > trouble.
> >
> > There are people who turn User Account Control off because of this, but I
> > think that's a very ill-advised action to take. The operating system was
> > designed to work with UAC, and it should remain intact. (my opinion)
> >
> > "Brother Raphael" wrote:
> >
> > > This is probably a simple problem to the erudite members of this clan, but i
> > > can't make any changes because I am not logged on as the adminstration. I am
> > > the only one to ever use this computer. How can i log on as admistration?
> > > --
> > > rwarth

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