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  • I am logged on as administrator, but every time I try to save a document I get a notice that I need to contact the administrator.

    Also all of my documents are read only and I can access them.

    Saturday, August 8, 2015 2:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    What's your environment, domain or workgroup?

    Please check if this account is administrator:

    Settings -> Accounts -> Your account, in the right pane, under your account name, it lists your account type.

    Also try to logon another administrator account to see the result.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Karen Hu Monday, August 17, 2015 3:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger Lu Friday, August 28, 2015 8:00 AM
    Sunday, August 9, 2015 5:06 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    What's your environment, domain or workgroup?

    Please check if this account is administrator:

    Settings -> Accounts -> Your account, in the right pane, under your account name, it lists your account type.

    Also try to logon another administrator account to see the result.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Karen Hu Monday, August 17, 2015 3:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger Lu Friday, August 28, 2015 8:00 AM
    Sunday, August 9, 2015 5:06 AM
  • I am logged on as administrator, but every time I try to save a document I get a notice that I need to contact the administrator.

    Also all of my documents are read only and I can access them.

    This is true for me as well. A bit of exploring the Microsoft/Windows site has revealed that there are countless 'Administrator 'permissions', not just one kind. Now this might be necessary in a workplace environment, but at home, with non-professional computer users, getting a "you need to contact your Administrator" message is both dumb and pointless. We're logged in as Administrators, so why can't I save my Word Template, or whatever?

    Home non-professionals need to have full access to their computers. How can this be provided, please?

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 6:01 AM