Windows 10: Need help with Admin privileges

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  1. Posts : 3,502
    EL Capitan
       10 Nov 2016 #21

    ad5md said: View Post
    Thanks for the inputs guys. I'll do it on my day-off and come back with a report. Appreciate all your help.
    Also go to Administrator tools, click on the Computer Management shortcut, then look for "Local Users and Groups". In there it will show all accounts on the system and if they are enabled or disabled. You can also look at the rights that they have, including permissions allowed. Your account sounds like it got placed into what would be considered in between a Local and a Administrator account. You just are not getting the higher rights that you should be.

    If you really have to, create a new local account as administrator rights and then go in and fix your account permissions. If you use a Live account, which is the email. The Roaming profile stored on Microsoft's servers can get hosed up from time to time as it updates on their server. I prefer a Local user for a Workgroup over a Live account with the email to treat the computer as if it is on a Domain, which would be connected to Microsoft's servers, so that Parental Controls and other items can be changed in the Live.com portal.
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  2.    10 Nov 2016 #22

    bro67 said: View Post
    Also go to Administrator tools, click on the Computer Management shortcut, then look for "Local Users and Groups". In there it will show all accounts on the system and if they are enabled or disabled. You can also look at the rights that they have, including permissions allowed. Your account sounds like it got placed into what would be considered in between a Local and a Administrator account. You just are not getting the higher rights that you should be.

    If you really have to, create a new local account as administrator rights and then go in and fix your account permissions. If you use a Live account, which is the email. The Roaming profile stored on Microsoft's servers can get hosed up from time to time as it updates on their server. I prefer a Local user for a Workgroup over a Live account with the email to treat the computer as if it is on a Domain, which would be connected to Microsoft's servers, so that Parental Controls and other items can be changed in the Live.com portal.
    The advice you are giving requires the user to have administrator rights to do. The OP does not have administrator rights. You can't add administrator access to a computer without having administrator access yourself. The last post the OP made showed that that his computer has NO administrator accounts - local or otherwise - except for the built-in and disabled by default Administrator account.
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  3. Posts : 3,502
    EL Capitan
       11 Nov 2016 #23

    There are ways around it when this happens. I accidentally deleted every Admin Account - Microsoft Community If all else fails, refresh the install.
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  4. Posts : 2,899
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Nov 2016 #24

    bro67 said: View Post
    There are ways around it when this happens...
    Yes, I gave one of them in post #16. Subsequently I found that Brink already had a tutorial on this. He's just updated Option 4 to include a link to it.
    TipIf you don't have a Windows 10 installation USB or recovery drive, then you can use OPTION SIX here to boot to Advanced Startup like in the screenshot below.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
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    EL Capitan
       11 Nov 2016 #25

    It is hard at times to find the right tutorial, but they are gold. That should be the first place a new person is directed before posting. Once we know that they have tried the fixes listed in them and not working, then we can go further.
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  6.    13 Nov 2016 #26

    Well my system looks exactly like yours because I have an admin account called John.
    However, I cannot even install my printer because it keeps saying I need administrator rights??
    So, there is definitely a problem with Windows 10 Home 1607.. It is a complete mess from a security point of view.
    I have another Win 10 computer that is set up the same and it works completely differently but the previous version.
    Any ideas on what to do with a new computer that does not work?
    John
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  7.    13 Nov 2016 #27

    astrojohn said: View Post
    Any ideas on what to do with a new computer that does not work?
    John
    To troubleshoot, first we have to see the results of the command requested in Post #4:

    Right click on start icon and select Command Prompt. Enter the following command:

    net localgroup administrators

    What user accounts are listed in the administrators group?

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Users\John>net localgroup administrators
    Alias name     administrators
    Comment        Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain
    
    Members
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Administrator
    John
    The command completed successfully.
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  8. Posts : 3,502
    EL Capitan
       14 Nov 2016 #28

    astrojohn said: View Post
    Well my system looks exactly like yours because I have an admin account called John.
    However, I cannot even install my printer because it keeps saying I need administrator rights??
    So, there is definitely a problem with Windows 10 Home 1607.. It is a complete mess from a security point of view.
    I have another Win 10 computer that is set up the same and it works completely differently but the previous version.
    Any ideas on what to do with a new computer that does not work?
    John
    Did you try the info in the link on post #25? If so, then your only choice at this point is a Refresh of the system to get your system back into your control.
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  9.    14 Nov 2016 #29

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\John>net localgroup administrators
    Alias name administrators

    Comment Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain

    Members

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Administrator
    John
    The command completed successfully.


    This is my configuration..

    John
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  10.    14 Nov 2016 #30

    Even with the above I still cannot install my printer because "I don't have administrator rights"
    I am logged in as John

    ????
    Regards
    John
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