Administrator not an administrator

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by rwbta, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. rwbta

    rwbta Guest

    I have an administrator account but Vista Ultimate 64-bit keeps telling me I
    need to be an administrator. Then it presents me with a button to press to
    approve a particular action and accepts it since I'm the administrator (or am
    I?). For example, if I want to run a program, any program, I have to give
    myself permission to run it.

    Is this the way it is supposed to work? And, is there anyway to get around it?
    rwbta, Jun 27, 2007
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  2. You're seeing User Account Control (UAC) in action. There are actually two
    kinds of administrators in Vista: The master or super Administrator, and all
    others, which must approve their actions to UAC.

    The Local Security Policy has some settings related to UAC, and you can turn
    it off in Security Center -- but Security Center will complain about it
    unless you turn off notifications of /all/ security issues (a short-sighted
    approach to notification control, IMHO).

    There are lots of posts related to UAC in this forum and in the forum.
    David Dickinson, Jun 27, 2007
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    tim Guest


    tim, Jun 29, 2007
  4. rwbta

    rwbta Guest

    Thanks for the info. Normally I don't run the administrator account, but
    sometimes an administrator needs to administer.
    rwbta, Jun 29, 2007
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