Program must be started as Administrator

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Yuriy Shkolnikov [MSFT], Jun 24, 2006.

  1. Thanks for reporting this issue here. What are other programs that you are
    having issues with? Please post it here as well...
    Yuriy Shkolnikov [MSFT], Jun 24, 2006
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    José Guest

    It was a problem under XP too. You created a limited account, and it
    turned out that you were unable to start certain programs. So you
    thought that limited accounts were worthless. I have been using XP
    with an administrator account for years, and I have only recently
    discovered how to use XP with a limited account, which is so much

    Vista is worse.

    Some programs, such as Agent (which I am using right now to enter a
    message in the newsgroup) even cannot be started if you log on as
    Admin. Of course you made sure that you had access rights to the Agent
    files. But the program crashes immediately, without error message, and
    you have no idea why.

    Agent can be started (under any user account) by right clicking on it,
    and selecting 'Run as Administrator'.

    I do not believe Microsoft intended this.
    José, Jun 24, 2006
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    José Guest

    Installing Paint Shop Pro 6. The splash sceen appears and does not
    José, Jun 24, 2006
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    Evan Platt Guest

    PSP 6? They're on 10. :-D
    Evan Platt, Jun 26, 2006
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    BeckyWC Guest

    Adobe Bridge will not work unless you have the user account control turned
    off, so I keep it turned off in order to use Bridge. This occurs even if you
    have it set to run as administrator.
    BeckyWC, Jun 26, 2006
  6. Hello Mr. Evan

    That is why Vista is a Beta to find problems with 3rd party software and anything else even if they are old
    Daphne Foldes, Jun 26, 2006
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    José Guest

    Am I supposed to buy every new version?
    José, Jun 26, 2006
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    Tony Hoyle Guest

    If you want compatibility with a cutting edge beta OS then yes, you
    should have the latest version.

    Reporting bugs in programs 5 years old isn't going to get you very far.
    PSP 6 is *not* going to be fixed.

    Tony Hoyle, Jun 26, 2006
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    José Guest

    But perhaps Vista is
    José, Jun 26, 2006
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    Evan Platt Guest

    I don't think Microsoft cares much if there's a problem running a 5
    year old program. Much like if I tried to install PSP X on Windows
    Evan Platt, Jul 3, 2006
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    dhalbakken Guest

    Thank you BeckyWC, your reply helped me get Bridge running. I almost
    reinstalled an old Windows version so that I could use Bridge.

    Now I find that I cannot not access other computers in my LAN with either
    Bridge or Photoshop unless I map a network drive. Others might encounter this.
    dhalbakken, Jul 4, 2006
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    Terry G Guest

    I am having the same issues with the following programs:
    Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X - Seems to install ok, but when I attempt to
    run it, I get this message: "To start this application for the first time or
    to activate it, log in using an administrator-level account." I am logged in
    with an Administrator account (at least it's the only account on my PC. I did
    a clean install of Vista using the defaults and under User Accounts it is
    listed as an Administrator).

    I also received a similiar message from Microsoft Money 2006. It opened ok,
    but kept giving me error messages that said I had to be an administrator to
    run the updates for the first time. I eventually ignored this message, left
    Money open and running, and the updates installed anyway.
    Terry G, Jul 18, 2006
  13. Instead of clicking on the icon, right-click on the icon and choose "Run as
    Administrator." Vista and XP do not treat the word Administrator the same
    when it regards user accounts.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jul 18, 2006
  14. Vista redefines Administrator. Go into properties\security for the programs
    in question and set them to run as admin. then you will get the UAC bitch
    box asking if you really do want to run this potentially dangerous software.
    Gary G. Little, Jul 19, 2006
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