1.    24 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    malleybo

    Computer manager password


    Hi,

    Since update to Windows 10 creators edition, if I right click "This PC" and select "Manage" I'm not asked for my Admin password anymore, thus I can't manage the Admin settings for my computer.

    Is this a bug or has MS change this by design??

    TIA
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  2.    24 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 877
    Windows 10 Home

    I'm not asked for one either by r-click or clicking 'Manage' in the ribbon. But I can't say that I ever used it that way before CU. Maybe some one using a Local Acct w/o admin priv's will chime in.
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  3.    24 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    malleybo
    Thread Starter

    If you run your account as a limited user, right clicking "This PC" and selecting "Manage" asks you for your admin password, or used to, same problem occurs on my laptop.

    Would like to know if anyone else is having this issue...

    I've got a work round, creating a custom console that runs with Admin privileges when opened.
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  4.    24 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,506
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by malleybo View Post
    If you run your account as a limited user, right clicking "This PC" and selecting "Manage" asks you for your admin password, or used to...
    ...Would like to know if anyone else is having this issue...
    Yes, I can confirm that a standard user in 1607 is asked for an admin account and password to Manage This PC, in 1703 they are not. It does look like a bug.

    Until it's fixed, try typing mmc compmgmt.msc in the Cortana/Search box. You can right-click on the result it finds and 'Run as Administrator'.
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  5.    24 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 877
    Windows 10 Home

    Bree: "I can confirm that a standard user in 1607 is asked for an admin account and password to Manage This PC, in 1703 they are not. It does look like a bug."

    I'll know at end of month. I service 4 family computers by remote at end of each month. All were set up as Local Account w/o admin to minimize malware or virus installs so my pass/PIN was always required to install anything, mostly prog updates. All have been upgraded to CU at middle of month so I can check the next time I connect. Thanks for pointing this out, it would be a notable flaw to allow standard users to install or manage.
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  6.    24 Apr 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,506
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    Bree: "I can confirm that a standard user in 1607 is asked for an admin account and password to Manage This PC, in 1703 they are not. It does look like a bug."

    ...it would be a notable flaw to allow standard users to install or manage.
    No the bug is quite the opposite. A standard user should be asked for an admin account/password to run Manage This PC as an administrator should they need to. In 1703 they are not offered this option, it just runs without admin privileges and nothing works.
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  7.    24 Apr 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    malleybo
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Yes, I can confirm that a standard user in 1607 is asked for an admin account and password to Manage This PC, in 1703 they are not. It does look like a bug.

    Until it's fixed, try typing mmc compmgmt.msc in the Cortana/Search box. You can right-click on the result it finds and 'Run as Administrator'.
    Yup! looks like a bug, thanx

    I've created a shortcut for a custom mmc that requires a password for Admin rights as a work round.
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