1.    01 Aug 2017 #1

    New Install---Trouble with admin rights

    I attempted to rename a desktop shortcut. The OS provided the following message:
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    I clicked the shield button but the usual, resulting permission window (yes/no) didn't load. Nothing occurred as a result of clicking the shield other than the dialogue box closing.

    Then from an elevated cmd prompt I ran:
    net user administrator /active:yes
    net user conni /active:yes
    net user guest /active:yes

    That didn't work--still couldn't rename the shortcut.

    Then I figured I'd run file explorer as admin. Regardless of wherever I found an instance of file explorer, right clicking never had an option to run as admin.

    Okay, I'll bite, what's going on?

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  2.    02 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Browse to the location of the QB file, (ie) C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickBooks 2017 and right click the QBPreJazz 2017 file choose Properties/Compatibility put a check in the box Run As Administrator, click OK. Then click on your shortcut.
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  3.    02 Aug 2017 #3

    Hello. Did you upgrade from Windows 7? That seems to cause this type of permissions issue. If you have the inclination, I would suggest doing a clean format install.
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  4.    02 Aug 2017 #4

    This was a clean install on a new drive.

    Checking off the run as admin worked. However:

    Renaming a desktop icon still requires you to click the elevation button and although now same acknowledges, what a stupid PITA. I have two other machines running Win10 and neither have this requirement. There must be a global way to change this characteristic? This effort implies that you have to go through this drill every time you want to change something on the drive?!
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