Need administrative rights

Posted: 10-29-2007, 03:30 PM
I am a member of a domain. When I install programs on a different machine,
I'm able to do it. However, when I try to install programs on this new PC,
it says that I don't have administrative rights. When I look in the user
accounts program to modify it, my account doesn't even show up. What's going
on here, and what should I do?

Need administrative rights


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Malke
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Re: Need administrative rights
Posted: 10-29-2007, 03:56 PM
Ken W wrote:
> I am a member of a domain. When I install programs on a different machine,
> I'm able to do it. However, when I try to install programs on this new PC,
> it says that I don't have administrative rights. When I look in the user
> accounts program to modify it, my account doesn't even show up. What's going
> on here, and what should I do?
In a domain, it is usual to set workstations up so that domain users do
not have the right to install programs. Normally one logs into the
workstation as local administrator to install programs.

Check with your systems administrator.


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Ken W
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Re: Need administrative rights
Posted: 10-29-2007, 04:22 PM
We're a small company. I guess I'm the system administrator. A consultant
helps me out.

Why would I be able to install programs on two different Vista machines with
the same domain account?

"Malke" wrote:
> Ken W wrote:
> > I am a member of a domain. When I install programs on a different machine,
> > I'm able to do it. However, when I try to install programs on this new PC,
> > it says that I don't have administrative rights. When I look in the user
> > accounts program to modify it, my account doesn't even show up. What's going
> > on here, and what should I do?
>
> In a domain, it is usual to set workstations up so that domain users do
> not have the right to install programs. Normally one logs into the
> workstation as local administrator to install programs.
>
> Check with your systems administrator.
>
>
> Malke
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Malke
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Re: Need administrative rights
Posted: 10-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Ken W wrote:
> We're a small company. I guess I'm the system administrator. A consultant
> helps me out.
>
> Why would I be able to install programs on two different Vista machines with
> the same domain account?
Since I can't see those computers and don't know what is different about
them (and obviously something is different), I can't answer that.

Sorry I was unable to help you.

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rtk
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Re: Need administrative rights
Posted: 10-30-2007, 04:00 AM
Log out of your account, log in with a domain administrator account (if it's
a small company, someone's got it or can do it for you) and add Domain Users
to the administrators local group.

Log back in as your original account, you're now a local admin.

rtk

"Ken W" <KenW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I am a member of a domain. When I install programs on a different
> machine,
> I'm able to do it. However, when I try to install programs on this new
> PC,
> it says that I don't have administrative rights. When I look in the user
> accounts program to modify it, my account doesn't even show up. What's
> going
> on here, and what should I do?
 
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