+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Windows 7 Thread, Elevate admin rights for user to run programs in Technical; good day all. i ved just migrated one of our labs from win xp pro sp3 to win 7 enterprise ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Selangor
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Elevate admin rights for user to run programs

    good day all.

    i ved just migrated one of our labs from win xp pro sp3 to win 7 enterprise x86. all pcs are in a domain. domain users (students) are set to users.

    when i log in using a student account, some of the softwares need admin elevation. such as adobe reader and visual studio 2005 & 2010. is there a way to make the users to run this apps without UAC prompting for elevation? other than turning the UAC off?

    ive done this sevenforums.com/tutorials/11841-run-administrator
    in administrator account but when i log in using a user account, the apps still ask for admin password for elevation..

    thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,154
    Thank Post
    114
    Thanked 527 Times in 450 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    123
    None of the programs you list should need admin rights so I think you need to try and find out what's going wrong that requires this.

    Have you tried to lock down permissions on the c: drive? If so, I'm wondering if you've locked down something too much and that's causing the problem.

    What I would do is use procmon (from here Sysinternals Process Utilities) and try to see what's trying to write/read and being denied.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Selangor
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    i havent done yet the lock down. no other security settings other than joining to our domain.

    office, visio & project 2010 are all working fine. only adobe reader & vs 2005&2010 giving me these problem. i have been on this from last week...

  4. #4
    mrbios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Posts
    2,419
    Thank Post
    343
    Thanked 250 Times in 206 Posts
    Rep Power
    97
    What are the student profiles? mandatory, roaming, local? etc

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Selangor
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    all profiles are local.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,154
    Thank Post
    114
    Thanked 527 Times in 450 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    123
    How did you install Adobe Reader (for example)? Did you make any changes to the default user profile - if so, what? (I'm wondering if you've made a change such that users can't write to something in HKCU because it wasn't created by them)

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Selangor
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    all the apps were installed via network share. adobe reader & vs 2005 are the same server and vs 2010 is from another server.
    all of the apps installed are original, except for adobe reader of course.. lol.

    no alteration was done on the apps or the os. the os is a clean installation, and cloned to others. havent done lock down yet. just some simple gpo editing:

    1. standard wallpaper
    2. force classic view

    other than that, all are default.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

  9. Thanks to mbelld155 from:

    rvdmast (21st March 2011)

  10. #9
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    You really do not want the users running applications as an administrator.

  11. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Selangor
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    @mbelld155 - thank you. will look into that. scriptlogic is kinda interesting. will test it.

    @somabc - me too. but some function in vs need admin right to run. but to think again. before, with vs 2005 in win xp, those standard user accounts could run vs and do their programs without admin rights. it just simply weird to have this problem in win 7.

    any other bright ideas? coz, im lacking the brain cells....

  12. #11

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Selangor
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    yeeyy..

    i found the solution! the problem started when i installed the apps. a pop-up tells that some portion needs admin. i then check the run as admin to all user box. i thought by doing that i will set the apps to run with admin rights by every user in the pc... but... what i have done is just make the apps keep asking for password to elevate for everyone who wants to run them...

    for those who cares to kill their brain cells for this problem, i say thanks a million. next week i'll be going to 50292A- Implementing and Administering Windows 7 in the Enterprise. hope i can improve in win 7 more.

    thanks again ya all..

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. osx 10.4 admin/power user rights
    By Jose in forum Mac
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 9th November 2010, 11:49 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18th June 2010, 04:46 PM
  3. Installing programs without admin rights!
    By HTCIT in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th June 2010, 10:24 AM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 6th September 2009, 11:25 PM
  5. Admin rights needed to run 100 Literacy hours CD
    By lemonstar in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14th May 2008, 08:53 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •