BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by ilushkin, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. ilushkin

    ilushkin Guest

    I'm trying to access the BCDEDIT.exe in order to manage the boot settings. I
    do it under Administrator - User, however, CMD.exe says that I can't access
    that file.
     
    ilushkin, Jul 12, 2006
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    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Hello,

    In Windows Vista, even though you are logged in as an administrator, the
    programs you run are only given "normal user" access to your system. You
    must explicitly authorize a program to run with administrator permission.

    To do this for command-line programs, you need to open an "administrator"
    command prompt, and then any program you run from that command prompt will
    have the administrator permission you need.

    - Click start
    - Type: cmd
    - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    - Click Run As Administrator

    You will then be able to run bcdedit or any other administrative tool from
    within that command prompt :)

    - JB

    Vista FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Jul 12, 2006
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    ilushkin Guest

    All security options such as Add or Edit are grayed out :(
     
    ilushkin, Jul 12, 2006
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  4. ilushkin

    ilushkin Guest

    all fine thank you!

     
    ilushkin, Jul 12, 2006
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  5. ilushkin

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    I'm afraid I don't understand. Where do you see the Add and Edit buttons?

    - JB
     
    Jimmy Brush, Jul 12, 2006
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  6. ilushkin

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    You're welcome :)

    - JB
     
    Jimmy Brush, Jul 12, 2006
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    ilushkin Guest

    im sorry, that was my fault. i wen too deep into the security settings. all i
    had to da was to choose Run as Administrator from the right menu. Thanks.
     
    ilushkin, Jul 13, 2006
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    dippydo Guest

    Run as Administrator works for single program execution. It does not appear
    to work for installing like ATI, which aborts the setup because you are not
    administrator. To log in as administrator it appears I must boot with safe
    boot. When I do a safe boot it does not allow installations. I am quite
    frustrated with the additional security, and I am not finding workarounds.
    Thanks
     
    dippydo, Jul 17, 2006
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  9. ilushkin

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Running a setup program as administrator should work. If you run the setup
    program as administrator and it says you are not an administrator, then that
    is a bug.

    - JB

    Vista FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Jul 17, 2006
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  10. ilushkin

    dippydo Guest

    Thanks Jimmy. I have a user with admin priviliages. This is not sufficient.
    To log in as Administrator, I am only allowed in "Safe mode". Safe Mode
    disables installation, and it cannot be enabled from safe mode. How do I make
    default ADMINISTRATOR account appear in my login options, or how do I start
    in normal mode?
     
    dippydo, Jul 17, 2006
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  11. ilushkin

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    If you want administrator accounts to operate like they did in Windows XP,
    you can turn off UAC. However, it is strongly recommended that you do not do
    this, as it reduces system security.

    - Click Start
    - Click Control Panel
    - Click User Accounts and Family Safety
    - Click User Accounts
    - Click Change Security Settings
    - Uncheck the checkbox
    - Click OK

    You will need to restart your computer for the change to take effect. This
    change affects all accounts on the computer, not just yours.

    - JB

    Vista FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Jul 18, 2006
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    dippydo Guest

    many thanks
     
    dippydo, Jul 18, 2006
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    Eric Lyons Guest

    Hello,

    I have loaded Vista on a blank drive. I have XP loaded on another one. I
    want to multi-boot. Do I need to change the bcd file and the boot.ini files?
    Can you please help?

    Thanks
    Eric
     
    Eric Lyons, Aug 4, 2006
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    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Vista usually recognizes other installations of Windows and adds them to the
    boot list automatically.

    If this is not the case, I recommend using Vista Boot Pro, which is a nice
    front-end for bcdedit.

    http://www.vistabootpro.org/


    - JB

    Vista Support FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Aug 4, 2006
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