Disable admin approval mode in Vista home premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by tbrox, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. tbrox

    tbrox Guest

    My new computer came with Vista home premium and all I want to do is get into
    some folders that I'm locked out of even though I'm set to admin. It seems
    Admin doesn't mean what it use to in Vista. I have found instructions to use
    secpol.msc but that policy doesn't exist in the home version. I desprately
    need a hack or someway to disable the admin approval mode. I sure hope
    someone has a way and they will share it with me. I'm flabber gasted the MS
    would lock us out of our own computer.
    tbrox, Sep 15, 2007
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  2. tbrox

    Malke Guest

    You don't need to disable UAC to get into "some folders". You simply
    need to take ownership of them.

    Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and
    take ownership:

    1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
    2. Click the Security tab.
    3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you

    To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information
    on permissions, see What are permissions?


    To take ownership of a folder:

    1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then
    click Properties.
    2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
    3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for
    an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
    4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
    5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in
    this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check
    6. Click OK

    Malke, Sep 15, 2007
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  3. tbrox

    tbrox Guest

    Oh, Thank you very much.

    That is exactly the access I was looking for.

    Is there anyway to change ownership of all folders on the computer from
    system to administrator all at once instead of having to do each one
    tbrox, Sep 15, 2007
  4. tbrox

    Malke Guest

    I don't think I'd do that. Windows has historically been very bad at
    handling large numbers of files. Besides, you shouldn't need to do this
    and in some cases the folders/files won't work if you do this.

    What isn't working for you that you feel you need to do this?

    Malke, Sep 15, 2007
  5. tbrox

    tbrox Guest

    Actually all is good. I originally wanted to get into the SendTo folder so I
    could add shortcuts to it. Then I ran into a few other folders that I had to
    also take ownership of in order to view or add content. I was feeling
    restricted as compaired to Windows XP pro that is why I though it would be
    nice to be able to just change all folders that the owner was the system just
    to make it easier for me in the future. But it sounds like I should change
    them as I need to and leave the others alone.

    Thanks again.
    tbrox, Sep 16, 2007
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    Jesse Guest

    Jesse, Sep 16, 2007
  7. tbrox

    Jesse Guest

    I am having a terrible time. asp.net will not allow me to use certain
    programs, delete or uninstall some programs, change user account type or
    anything. Will not let me run system restore. Will not save any changes I
    make or give me permission to change anything. Just wish i could get rid of
    it. In simple terms, is there anything i can do. Vista home premium. This is
    very aggravating. Jesse
    Jesse, Sep 16, 2007
  8. tbrox

    Malke Guest

    Yah, that would be the sensible thing to do! Glad you've got it sorted
    now. Thanks for letting me know.

    Malke, Sep 16, 2007
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