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Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


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#81
Nar, you should never use the built-in Administrator for everyday usage for security purposes. It should only be used as needed.
 

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#82
Hi Shawn,

I've just had a look at the W7 tutorial to change the built in admin account name and I am unable to use Options 2 or 3 with my version of Windows (not Pro or Enterprise). You mention this in the Enable/Disable tutorial but maybe missed mentioning it in the renaming one?

I know I should post it on that tutorial but don't want to join W7 forum just to do this :).

So as I want to rename the folder also I assume Option 1 is the only one to choose and that I can only change the name AFTER enabling the account?
 

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No problem. I just added OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below that you can use to rename it with. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8782-user-account-name-change-windows-8-a.html
Thanks Shawn,

This also renamed the folder, which I hadn't expected. Saved me working through that long tutorial to rename the folder though :D

So my built in admin account is now renamed and password protected :dinesh:and I can tick another thing off the list.

The only glitch was when I logged onto the account again to check the password was okay. I swiped to the right and clicked Settings and the screen went blank and everything froze. After waiting a while I used Alt Ctrl Del to check Task Manager but nothing seemed untoward there so used Alt Ctrl Del again and chose to log out. But this hung and I ended up powering down (shouldn't those autoend task etc. routines have cut in here??).

The paranoid part of me wonders whether I should do a System Restore and start again, just in case anything went wrong??

That aside; now the account is renamed and password protected, is it okay to keep it enabled? Or is it best to disable it and just enable when/if needed?
 

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For better security, it would be better to disable the built-in Administrator and only enable it as needed. You'll need to use the new name instead of "Administrator" when you enable it next though.

Does the built-in Administrator account work fine now?
 

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#86
For better security, it would be better to disable the built-in Administrator and only enable it as needed. You'll need to use the new name instead of "Administrator" when you enable it next though.

Does the built-in Administrator account work fine now?
Yes, it seems to be fine now Shawn. I just get this thing occasionally where everything freezes and I have to power down. I think it may be IE related but never been able to really pin it down. I suspect the main thing it does is leave me with a bad block from the power down.

On the built in admin account I have an icon for Mcafee which I uninstalled from this laptop months ago but I checked and Mcafee isn't there as a program, nor are there any rogue files hanging around so I'll just leave it be for now, and delete the icon if I remember when I next use the account.

And I will disable the account until I need it.

On the Programs and features there is a feature called Powerful Uninstall (or something similar that suggests it is better than normal). I don't have this on my normal admin account. Is it something useful to know about?
 

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"Powerful Uninstall" appears to be part of a 3rd party "IObit Uninstalled" program.

IObit Uninstaller, Uninstall Tool, Advanced Uninstaller - IObit
That's interesting Shawn. I do actually have the Advanced System Care product installed, and the uninstaller is part of this suite as well as a standalone download. I had no idea that it had installed this into the built in admin account though.

I am planning to uninstall the main product as I don't like the fact that it makes some of its functions the default without asking, but I do quite like the uninstaller and had been wondering about keeping that even though I rarely use it.
 

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Sorry if this should be obvious but, if I were to enable the built-in administrator account, will it be its own separate "fresh" account that no longer has all of my desktop icons, internet browser bookmarks, etc? And if so, then is there a way to instead upgrade my current account to the same status as the built-in administrator account? I know its not safe to use the built-in administrator account as my main account but I'm willing to take the risks as long as they're not a lot more threatening than I think.
 

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My understanding is the built-in admin account is definitely a separate account, and there are some things you can't do when using it (like use store apps for example).

An ordinary admin account has essentially the same status, so making your own account an admin one ought to give you what you need.
 

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Sorry if this should be obvious but, if I were to enable the built-in administrator account, will it be its own separate "fresh" account that no longer has all of my desktop icons, internet browser bookmarks, etc? And if so, then is there a way to instead upgrade my current account to the same status as the built-in administrator account? I know its not safe to use the built-in administrator account as my main account but I'm willing to take the risks as long as they're not a lot more threatening than I think.
Hello MaGICMaN, and welcome to Eight Forums.

As Maggi posted, the built-in Administrator account is indeed a separate account. This is a local elevated account that it and everything running (ex: malware) while signed in to the account has full unrestricted access to everything on the PC. This is a security risk, and is why it's not recommended to use the built-in Administrator as an everyday account. Another downside, Store apps will not run in elevated accounts.

If your current account is an administrator type, then it is considered an unelevated administrator account. However, anything that requires elevation (Run as administrator) to run or open, you will just get a UAC prompt to approve to do so.

You could make all administrator accounts on the PC to be elevated accounts, but they will not be able to open Store apps.
 

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Well, here's the deal. I have a program that's directory is located in Program Files (x86) -- nothing out of the ordinary, right? Well, often times I need to create new files in a certain subfolder of said program's directory, however, Windows won't let me do it for some reason. Says I need to contact the administrator or whatever, even though my account is Administrator. I've turned the UAC settings all the way down and unchecked the Read Only option in the folder, but still get the message. I guess there's not a way to elevate my account without exposing it to security risks, huh? I also have another program I use a lot that won't work correctly unless I right click and open it "as Administrator" which is a pain. Is there anything I can do?
 

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By default, Windows will not let you save directly into system folders.

Does the program have an option to let you save these new files in a folder within one of your libraries or user folders?

If not, then you might see if changing the owner of that folder to be your account, and set permissions to "allow" your account "full control" of the folder may let you.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...le-folder-drive-registry-key-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...low-deny-access-users-groups-windows-8-a.html
 

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MaGlCMaN

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Thanks for your help. I'm trying to go by the "Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8" link you posted, and I have a question. When I go to type this command: icacls "full path of folder or drive" /grant "user name or group":switch /T ..what exactly do I put for my user name? I can go to C:\Users and see one there, but when I go to the Control Panel and look in the User Accounts there, it shows that my user name is something different. I assume that the one in C:\Users is the "true" name and is the one I should put but I just want to make sure. Thanks again.
 

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Using Option 4 to change owner and Option 2 for permissions would be the easier way of doing it.
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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#96
Since there is no elevated Command Prompt on my version of W8, just the regular window - how do I run it as "Run As Administrator?"
 

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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Hi!

First I must admit that I haven't read all the thread so I'm sorry if you already answered this question.

I can't use option 1 since it requires admin privileges that I don't have. I tried to do the second option while logged in as "Guest", but it's also requires admin privileges. Maybe it works better if I boot the computer with a cd and start cmd like that?
But I would like to not do it, since it's not my computer and the user is always logged in, it would be obvious that I have done something if the user isn't logged in when he come back.

Is there any way that I can use to enable the built-in administrator, from a guest account? Or is there another way from an guest account to gain access to the files in the admin account?

Thanks a lot for a good guide!
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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