My user account set to admin but I have 'insufficient priviledges'...


  1. Posts : 122
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    My user account set to admin but I have 'insufficient priviledges'...


    After a clean install I see at login an Administrator account and my named account. I always log in to my named account. In settings/accounts I am shown as an administarator next to the administrator account.

    Whilst reinstalling a programme I am getting errors in some because the installer is finding insufficient priveiledges. How can this be if I am listed as an administrator? How can I gain the required priviledges?

    Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041.329
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    It sounds as though the installer is not acting correctly. It ought to bring up this dialog
    My user account set to admin but I have 'insufficient priviledges'...-admin-consentui.png
    in order for you to invoke your Admin status.

    Is that not happening? If not then there is something wrong with the installer. You could force it by right-clicking on it & selecting Run as Admin but that would not change the fact that the installer was at fault.

    Do note that an Admin user is initially only logged in with Standard status. It takes that dialog to invoke Admin permission for that task and that task only [if you later have another task that needs to use Admin status then it must call for it again]. That's how Windows handles things.

    If this does not resolve your problem then please post a screenshot of the error message you see.



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  3. Posts : 1,513
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       #3

    What are pri veil edges ?
    Or pri vile edges ? :)
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  4. Posts : 6,976
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    If it's not apps from ms store there is a settings in security to not allow any none ms apps check that isn't set
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  5. Posts : 11,641
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    rafikiphoto said:
    After a clean install I see at login an Administrator account and my named account. I always log in to my named account. In settings/accounts I am shown as an administarator next to the administrator account.
    I'd also like to check about this comment.
    - It sounds as though you have a normally-disabled built-in Admin account enabled.
    - This is unnecessary & opens your computer up to infiltration by hackers.

    Are you saying that an account with the username Administrator is shown on your sign-in screen?
    - If so, wait until you have proved that your own named account is working properly as an Admin by successfully callling up and using the dialog I illustrated earlier then you can disable the account with the username Administrator
    - I always create a spare password-protected local Admin account first for use in emergancies & I write its password down somewhere secure yet convenient because it might be years before I need to use that account.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 122
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Try3 said:
    It sounds as though the installer is not acting correctly. It ought to bring up this dialog
    My user account set to admin but I have 'insufficient priviledges'...-admin-consentui.png
    in order for you to invoke your Admin status.

    Is that not happening? If not then there is something wrong with the installer. You could force it by right-clicking on it & selecting Run as Admin but that would not change the fact that the installer was at fault.

    Do note that an Admin user is initially only logged in with Standard status. It takes that dialog to invoke Admin permission for that task and that task only [if you later have another task that needs to use Admin status then it must call for it again]. That's how Windows handles things.

    If this does not resolve your problem then please post a screenshot of the error message you see.



    Here's a set of screenshot instructions & tutorials. I think the first one is the most relevant to the current issue.

    A basic guide to using the Snipping tool - TenForums

    Take a screenshot- TenForumsTutorials
    Take a screen snip with Snip and Sketch - TenForumsTutorials
    Steps Recorder - TenForumsTutorials

    and for photos How to tidy up computer screen photo - TenForums

    How to upload and post screenshots and files - TenForumsTutorials
    How to remove a screenshot or image from a TenForums post - TenForumsTutorials

    How to post a screenshot of Disk management - TenForumsTutorials


    Denis
    I looked into properties of the desktop icon for the programme in question and checked the 'run as administrator' box and all was wel after thatl. Thanks for the tip.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Try3 said:
    I'd also like to check about this comment.
    - It sounds as though you have a normally-disabled built-in Admin account enabled.
    - This is unnecessary & opens your computer up to infiltration by hackers.

    Are you saying that an account with the username Administrator is shown on your sign-in screen?
    - If so, wait until you have proved that your own named account is working properly as an Admin by successfully callling up and using the dialog I illustrated earlier then you can disable the account with the username Administrator
    - I always create a spare password-protected local Admin account first for use in emergancies & I write its password down somewhere secure yet convenient because it might be years before I need to use that account.

    Denis
    Yes, that's how it is. An admin option. Once I'm satisfied my account is working as it should I'll create another local admin account and delete that one.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Samuria said:
    If it's not apps from ms store there is a settings in security to not allow any none ms apps check that isn't set
    Is that the Smartscreen option?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #7

    rafikiphoto said:
    ...I'll create another local admin account and delete that one...
    Not delete but disable.

    Built-In Administrator account - Enable or Disable - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 122
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks.
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