If I am logged in as administrator why don't programs run as administrator vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RoaringLambs, Jun 13, 2007.

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    RoaringLambs Guest

    If I am logged in as administrator why don't programs run as administrator?

    I am editing files on my C: drive - html stationary used in Outlook, various
    other program defaults, etc.

    When I click on a file and "open with notepad" I cannot save the file. I
    must save it to another location then move it back into that folder - EVEN
    IF I AM THE OWNER OF THAT FOLDER!!!

    This is absurd!

    Is there any way around this?

    Thanks!

    /tRL
     
    RoaringLambs, Jun 13, 2007
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    Mac Guest

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    Robert Firth Guest

    Only way around this is to turn of UAC, but I don't suggest it. I don't
    think I can fully explain UAC in this short a space (and most don't want to
    read about it anyway), but it is an important part of the new security in
    Windows Vista.

    http://winvistainfo.org/security.aspx

    As for the problem with notepad, that only happens in certain protected
    folders that need administrative privileges to write to.

    Robert Firth
    http://www.winvistainfo.org
     
    Robert Firth, Jun 13, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Even when in an account with admin privileges you are still only running as
    a Standard user. Activities that admin rights will request elevation. Here
    are some links with info about UAC.

    Inside Windows Vista User Account Control (Mark Russinovich)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/UAC/default.aspx

    Jesper Johansson's Blog
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...-about-vista-features-what-uac-really-is.aspx

    Why is Windows Vista always asking for my permission: An explanation of UAC
    (User Account Control) by
    MVP Jimmy Brush
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/security/uac.aspx

    Windows Vista User Account Control Step by Step Guide (TechNet)
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...8514-4c9e-ac08-4c21f5c6c2d91033.mspx?mfr=true
     
    Rock, Jun 13, 2007
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    RoaringLambs Guest

    I understand UAC, however when I using notepad to edit files, and I have
    full control over a directory, it should allow me to save that file. Saving
    it somewhere else and moving it is just stupid. Otherwise I have to find a
    way to have the open with Notepad be an administrator version of notepad.
    also stupid...

    Just frustrated. UAC IS making life frustrating.
     
    RoaringLambs, Jun 13, 2007
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    Mark Guest

    Many of the folders on C are "super protected" - I think virtually
    everything in program files, and you simply cannot save over a file no
    matter what. I have had to save to the desktop, then drag and drop over the
    file to replace it. It is frustrating, I can see protecting the windows
    folders but I don't see why I have to jump through hoops just because I am
    making a change to an applications folder.

    Mark
     
    Mark, Jun 13, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    <snip>

    Another thing to try is to launch notepad from an elevated command prompt.
    That gives notepad elevated privileges.
     
    Rock, Jun 14, 2007
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