User's files and admin.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Ian M. Walker, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Greetings all,

    well I finally managed to get a proper download of Vista and I've
    successfully installed it.

    I'm liking it so far but I do have two issues I'd like to sort out:

    What exactly is the point of all the pop-up warnings telling me I need admin
    priviledges to install something, etc. when I'm logged on as me with my admin
    account? I finally had to just switch that off but I did read someone saying
    somewhere that we just need to run explorer as an admin. I thought I was
    just by logging in with my admin account.

    Secondly, I've always always always moved the "My documents" folder to my D
    (data) drive. I refuse to store my data on the C drive and cannot believe MS
    would restrict us into doing so with Vista. Everyone knows these days to
    store data on another partition in case of severe computer crash. How then
    do I move this new "User's files" to my D drive please?

    Thanks in advance to any who can help.
    Ian M. Walker, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. Well I can answer my first question myself and anybody else wondering. This
    is from the built in help:

    Change the behavior of the prompt for consent
    Use the following procedure to change the elevation prompt behavior for UAC.

    To perform the following procedure, you must be logged into a client
    computer as a local administrator.

    To change the elevation prompt behavior
    Click Start, click Accessories, click All Programs, click Run, type
    secpol.msc in the Open text box, and then click OK.

    If UAC is currently configured to prompt for consent, the Windows Security
    dialog box will appear. Click Allow.

    From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and
    then Security Options.

    Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the
    elevation prompt for administrators or User Account Control: Behavior of the
    elevation prompt for standard users.

    From the drop-down menu, select one of the following settings:

    No prompt

    Prompt for credentials (this setting requires user name and password input
    before an application or task will run as elevated)

    Prompt for consent (this is the default setting for administrators only,
    this setting is available for administrators only)
    Ian M. Walker, Jun 10, 2006
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  3. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 11, 2006
  4. Andre, I appreciate the gesture but perhaps you missed my second post where I
    said I answered that first question.

    Mind you, I'm finding that after a reboot the local policy change has not
    "stuck" so I have to do it again.

    I still need to know how to move the User's data to another partition
    though. :(
    Ian M. Walker, Jun 11, 2006
  5. It seems I'm answering all of my own questions. heh. Just in case it helps

    I discovered that if you go into the User's folder and right click the
    individual folders, under the locate tab we have the "move" option which lets
    us move the folders wherever we want them again. Yay. :)

    I hope that helps someone.
    Ian M. Walker, Jun 12, 2006
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