you do not have the proper privalages to install this application

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by vanderlt, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. vanderlt

    vanderlt Guest

    i am logged in as the local administrator and am attempting to install
    applications in ie7. (specifically juniper for our extranet) i keep getting
    the error noted above. Any thoughts? Also, i need to connect to a netware 5x
    vanderlt, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. vanderlt

    Jimmy Brush Guest


    In Windows Vista, even though you may be an administrator, the programs that
    you run CANNOT use your admin power unless they ask for it (via a "Windows
    needs your permission to continue" prompt) or you explicitly give them admin
    power (by right-clicking the application and clicking Run As Administrator).

    Above that, Internet Explorer runs with BELOW "NORMAL" rights by default -
    called protected mode - where it doesn't even have standard user rights.

    Try right-clicking the file and clicking Run As Administrator; if it
    installs from within IE7, run iexplore.exe as administrator.

    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    Jimmy Brush, Feb 22, 2007
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  3. vanderlt

    David Craig Guest

    I saw a good post on one of the MSDN blogs. When you are an administrator,
    but not THE administrator, logged into Vista you are really a split
    personality and have two log ins at the same time. Normally everything you
    do is with the normal user login, but after UAC confirmation, you are logged
    in with the other identity. This means that COM installed in
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER is not accessible and neither are network drive mappings
    you had in the normal user environment, except in one case where the OS may
    transfer one when an error occurs.

    How do you explain this to your techno-phobe parents, children, brothers,
    and sisters? Since you love the long explanations for everyone, I guess
    they will get longer. Might be interesting to explain it, but I sure don't
    want to do so.
    David Craig, Feb 22, 2007
  4. vanderlt

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Your explanation is only correct when you are logged in as a standard user.

    When logged in as an administrator, there is only one user account in use,
    although at a very technical level the system "pretends" that there are two.

    Explaining it is pretty simple: Whenever the system asks for a username and
    password in order to run a program, the program runs under THAT person's
    account. If the system doesn't ask for a username and password (i.e. just a
    continue button), the program will run as one would expect it to.

    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    Jimmy Brush, Mar 11, 2007
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