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UAC not prompting, access denied

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  • I have a new user in my environment, and I ran a fresh copy of Windows 7 pro.
    When setting up the hidden admin account, I did NOT create a password, and realized that I probably should have.
    After trying to install some software on the user's account and not being allowed to enter admin credentials even with shift + right click, I decided to try to activate the hidden admin account and go from there.
    I activated the admin account, and assigned a password, but I'm still getting the message that I need admin privileges to install anything, even while on the admin account. 

    When I shift+right click, there isn't even an option to run as administrator, only "run as different user". When I try to run as different user and type in admin credentials, it says invalid file path.
    I've done this 100 times, I have no idea where I went wrong this time.

    Why won't UAC prompt me for creds?

    Monday, November 18, 2013 9:00 PM

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