Server 2012R2 - Win 10 Pro Desktop - Change Standard User to Admin RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created a Win 10 Pro computer user as a standard user when connecting computer to the domain.  However, the office main business program, the antivirus program, and even Outlook will not run unless I click "Run as Administrator" and use my admin credentials.

    * the user account was previously created on the Server 2012R2

    How can I elevate this user to admin?  I really don't care what they do with this computer.  Just need these 3 things to run all the time.



    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:57 PM


All replies

  • Open local user manager. Remove the user from the Users group and add to the Administrators group.
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:58 PM
  • Are you speaking of the Win 10 desktop user accounts management?  Or the Windows 2012R2 Server User Management?

    When I first added the computer to the domain and asked for the user account info, it defaulted to Standard.



    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:06 PM
  • Hi,

    This article may help you, please refer to the link:

    How To Create a Shortcut That Lets a Standard User Run An Application as Administrator:


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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:39 AM