Unresponsive User Accounts Controll Pannel

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Ben, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    I'm simply trying to turn off the User Account Control under User Accounts. I
    just now noticed that the link to turn it off as well as every other
    administrative-required (denoted by the little shield) are utterly
    unresponsive when I click on them. The problem is solely in under the User
    Accounts portion of the control pannal. I was wondering if this was a known

    *note* I am the administrator, and the only account on the system for that
    matter. I am also not connected to any network other than my own router.

    If anyone has any suggestions of patches or ideas please let me know! I
    really don't feel like trying to re-install Vista for the 3rd time.

    Ben, Jul 1, 2008
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    brisuth Guest

    I have the exact same problem it is driving me craz
    brisuth, Jul 4, 2008
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    Jeffrey Guest

    I have a similar problem, but am unable to access anything protected by UAC.
    Links marked with the 4-panel shield do nothing but make the "click" sound.
    There is no prompt for admin password or confirmation.

    I am running as admin - the only account on the machine, as the option to
    create new users is protected by UAC.

    Can someone please help with this? I am unable to proceed, since I cannot
    create standard user accounts for myself and my girlfriend to use the
    Jeffrey, Jul 8, 2008
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    Ben Guest

    Wish someone who knows anything about this could answer us. Yesterday for
    some reason I had a bunch of errors where I can to reset my Windows Genuine
    Validation, wonder if that has any link at all?

    Ben, Jul 8, 2008
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    Jeffrey Guest

    Well, I just followed the instructions at
    http://www.ctimls.com/Support/KB/How To/Use_Windows_Vista.htm#User Account Control
    to disable UAC, and that allowed me to get into user administration and
    create the standard user accounts that I wanted. I then re-enabled UAC, and
    things seem to be working properly! - UAC-shielded links now respond with a
    confirmation dialog.

    I hope this is of some help to you, Ben and Brisuth ...
    Jeffrey, Jul 9, 2008
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