Elevate to Administrator for a Period of Time

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mike, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Is there a way to elevate to Administrator for a specific amount of time
    (say 10 minutes or so). The reason for this is doing something that requires
    Administrator credentials but doesn't have a "run as" option.

    For instance, only the administrator has "write" permissions in certain
    folders -- including the start menu folder -- so instead of changing the
    permissions on the folders back and forth, you could just temporarily
    elevate to administrator, make your changes, and be done.

    Mike, Jun 26, 2006
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  2. Mike

    RJ Guest

    No. And this mess that MS has created with folder permissions is
    going to be a nightmare from a support standpoint. Some you can read, some
    you can't, some you can write to, some you can't... who knows what else they
    have done. Even as an Administrator, you are limited in what you can access.
    I only hope MS documents these awful changes.
    RJ, Jun 27, 2006
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