In Vista, even though you are using an Administrator account, you still run
with Standard account privileges. This is part of the new security model in
Vista. If a program is completely compatible with Vista and you run the
program, it will simply run and not ask for permission unless it must access
sensitive or restricted parts of the system.
The programs that do not ask or tell you they need to have admin privileges,
are not Vista compatible. What you can do with these programs is right click
the programs icon and select Properties/Shortcut Tab/Advanced Button. Place
a check mark in the Run As Administrator option. If this is not a shortcut,
select the Compatibility Tab and select the same option at the bottom of
dialog. This will cause the program to ask for your permission.
"Phil" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I first posted this under Vista General, but then saw this group so I
> decided to post it here also.
> I have a notebook with only one user, ME. I have administrator rights,
> in trying to do certain things (as simple as running program) I'm told
> I have to have Administrator privileges. What am I missing??????
> For example. If I double click on certain icons on my desktop the program
> will open, but not work correctly. If I right click on the icon and
> "Run as Administrator" the program works fine. On some icons I get the
> message that I need to be an Administrator to open the program.
> If I go into User Accounts, I'm the only one listed and it says
> I'm running Vista Home Premium.