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cannot change permissions on UAC

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mobr, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. mobr

    mobr Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am trying to change the permissions in UAC as at present I can only access the properties box. If I try running user.exe I get nothing.

    I am trying this from the adminstrator account not a user with admin privileges.

    On the user account control properties tab the only group to have full control is trustedinstaller. All other groups have only read/read & execute privilege.

    The security tab on properties will allow me to change permissions but when I click apply I get "access denied.

    I have tried going into safe mode, shutting down zone alarm, creating another test account with admin rights and turning off UAC from the user account box in control panel.

    I have searched this forum and others for an answer but have found none.

    Thanks,

    Mo
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Remember that their are some permissions that you will NOT be able to change on a Vista machine.

    What permissions are you trying to change?
     
  3. mobr

    mobr Thread Starter

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    Sorry for lateness of reply,

    I understand what your saying but I used to be able to run user.exe but cant any longer. The best I can access is the properties box.

    Its not so much what permissions I am trying to change but the fact that i cannot.

    Surely the admin account should be able to set permissions to the same level as trusted installer.

    Many thanks,

    Mo
     
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