Sunday, September 14, 2008 5:53 AMI recently installed Microsoft Office XP on my laptop (that runs Vista) and just a while ago I tried removing a program but I got a message saying
"You do not have sufficient access to uninstall x. Please contact your system administrator."
The box is titled Installed Updates, so I assumed it was an update relating to the office installation. Anyways, I am using an admin account so I have no idea how to fix this. I tried uninstalling the updates but it would not allow me. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 6:44 AMModerator
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:25 AMThe thing is, I think one of the updates is preventing me from using the add/remove progams feature.
I'm pretty sure one of the problem updates was caused by installing Microsoft Office XP, as pre-installation, I had no problems removing programs.
One thing of note is that every time I try to uninstall something, I get this:
I then get a message saying I don't have sufficient access.
Thanks, any help is appreciated.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:55 AMModerator
Hi Lance, let's try the following steps to reset security settings back to the defaults and check the result:
1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose
You receive a "Task is completed" message, and a warning message that something could not be done. You can safely ignore this message. For more information about this message, view the %windir%\Security\Logs\Scesrv.log file.
Note: In Windows Vista, the defltbase.inf file is a Security configuration template for the default security. You can view the settings for this file in the following location:
Then, let's check if the program can be removed.
For detail information, you can check the following KB article:
How to reset security settings back to the defaults