Newbie AUC Problem

Posted: 01-01-2009, 11:57 PM
Brand new Vista Ultimate 64 bit user.

I try to open the C: Docs and Settings folder, so I can tweak and edit the
Start Programs layout. I get an "access denied" message.

I'm the sole user on the machine. I was given to understand that this is an
AUC problem. I went to the Security Center, and I thought succeeded in
turning off AUC. But after a restart, I'm still locked out of Docs and
Settings.

If I right click the folder and select Properties | Security |
Administrators, Every Permission except "Special permissions is checked
"allow".

If I go back to the "Turn AUC On/Off" screen, It appears only to offer the
"turn it on" option.

So what's missing? And if I'm the administrator sole user, and can't have
access, then who does have access?

--

PT


Newbie AUC Problem


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DonQ
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Re: Newbie AUC Problem
Posted: 01-02-2009, 12:06 AM
On Thu, 1 Jan 2009 15:57:11 -0800, "PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote:
>Brand new Vista Ultimate 64 bit user.
>
>I try to open the C: Docs and Settings folder, so I can tweak and edit the
>Start Programs layout. I get an "access denied" message.
>
>I'm the sole user on the machine. I was given to understand that this is an
>AUC problem. I went to the Security Center, and I thought succeeded in
>turning off AUC. But after a restart, I'm still locked out of Docs and
>Settings.
As you will ALWAYS be: that is only a shortcut for use by older
programs that aren't Vista-compatible.
>If I right click the folder and select Properties | Security |
>Administrators, Every Permission except "Special permissions is checked
>"allow".
>
>If I go back to the "Turn AUC On/Off" screen, It appears only to offer the
>"turn it on" option.
>
>So what's missing? And if I'm the administrator sole user, and can't have
>access, then who does have access?
Nobody. Look in C:\Users\your_user_id\Documents.

Don
MowGreen [MVP]
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Re: Newbie AUC Problem
Posted: 01-02-2009, 12:17 AM
It's UAC and try the Users folders, as in C:\Users\<useraccountname>

Although this KB article refers to an upgrade from XP to Vista, junction
points are why you can not access Docs&Settings:

Error message when you try to access the My Documents, My Music, My
Pictures, and My Videos folders in Windows Vista: "Access is Denied"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930128

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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PT wrote:
> Brand new Vista Ultimate 64 bit user.
>
> I try to open the C: Docs and Settings folder, so I can tweak and edit the
> Start Programs layout. I get an "access denied" message.
>
> I'm the sole user on the machine. I was given to understand that this is an
> AUC problem. I went to the Security Center, and I thought succeeded in
> turning off AUC. But after a restart, I'm still locked out of Docs and
> Settings.
>
> If I right click the folder and select Properties | Security |
> Administrators, Every Permission except "Special permissions is checked
> "allow".
>
> If I go back to the "Turn AUC On/Off" screen, It appears only to offer the
> "turn it on" option.
>
> So what's missing? And if I'm the administrator sole user, and can't have
> access, then who does have access?
>
PT
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Re: Newbie AUC Problem
Posted: 01-02-2009, 12:35 AM
Maybe I asked the wrong question. This is a brand new Vista machine, not an
upgrade from WinXP.

All I want is simply to open what in Windows XP was the Documents and
Settings| User | Start Menu | Programs folder so I can rearrange, and
consolidate the entries ands subfolders.

--

PT
"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
news:eC6Z$9GbJHA.4664@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> It's UAC and try the Users folders, as in C:\Users\<useraccountname>
>
> Although this KB article refers to an upgrade from XP to Vista, junction
> points are why you can not access Docs&Settings:
>
> Error message when you try to access the My Documents, My Music, My
> Pictures, and My Videos folders in Windows Vista: "Access is Denied"
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930128
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
> PT wrote:
>
>> Brand new Vista Ultimate 64 bit user.
>>
>> I try to open the C: Docs and Settings folder, so I can tweak and edit
>> the Start Programs layout. I get an "access denied" message.
>>
>> I'm the sole user on the machine. I was given to understand that this is
>> an AUC problem. I went to the Security Center, and I thought succeeded
>> in turning off AUC. But after a restart, I'm still locked out of Docs
>> and Settings.
>>
>> If I right click the folder and select Properties | Security |
>> Administrators, Every Permission except "Special permissions is checked
>> "allow".
>>
>> If I go back to the "Turn AUC On/Off" screen, It appears only to offer
>> the "turn it on" option.
>>
>> So what's missing? And if I'm the administrator sole user, and can't
>> have access, then who does have access?
>>

Malke
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Re: Newbie AUC Problem
Posted: 01-02-2009, 01:21 AM
PT wrote:
> Maybe I asked the wrong question. This is a brand new Vista machine, not
> an upgrade from WinXP.
>
> All I want is simply to open what in Windows XP was the Documents and
> Settings| User | Start Menu | Programs folder so I can rearrange, and
> consolidate the entries ands subfolders.
>
No, you were perfectly clear. But you didn't understand the answers you got.
You *can't* enter Documents and Settings. Documents and Settings isn't a
real directory in Vista. It's virtual, only there for backwards
compatibility with older software.

The new location in Vista for the all users start menu is:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.

You can click Start and then right-click All Programs and select Explore All
Users and get to the same location.

The user specific start menu folder is in:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu.

Then you can arrange things as you like.

Malke
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Steve Thackery
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Re: Newbie AUC Problem
Posted: 01-02-2009, 11:26 AM
PT: read Malke's explanation carefully - it is spot on.

An even quicker way is to right click the Vista Orb, and select 'Explore' or
'Explore all users'.

SteveT

FromTheRafters
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Re: Newbie AUC Problem
Posted: 01-03-2009, 01:36 AM

"Steve Thackery" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> PT: read Malke's explanation carefully - it is spot on.
>
> An even quicker way is to right click the Vista Orb, and select 'Explore'
> or 'Explore all users'.
Well...she didn't call it the 'orb', but if you read her post
carefully...

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