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  • Hi all, i have a server 2003 std sp2 server link up to my existing workstations by ex IT guy, he left but providing details of the server administrator login and users login.

    One of the workstation break down so we got another one to replace it, after joining the domain using the same username and password, all share drives can access but i realized that i can't install or uninstall software on this pc, may i know what could be the problem?

    Its a windows 7 pro machine.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 12:07 PM

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  • Hello!

    Since you're issue concerns a Windows 7 workstation, I would suggest you ask in the Windows 7 forums below:

    Windows 7 IT Pro  >  Windows 7 Miscellaneous

    Also make sure to provide detailed information, like any errors/logs.

    Best regards,

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    Friday, January 18, 2019 12:25 PM
  • I have no problem with the win7 when logging to local account, only when log in to the server domain then i having this issue, also when i try go in to device manager, it says that "You are logged on as a standard user"
    Friday, January 18, 2019 1:31 PM
  • Is your domain account local administrator on the workstation?

    It sounds like that could be the problem, as installing/uninstalling requires administrative privileges.

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    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:04 PM
  • May i know how to check on that or how to change? I have the server administrator password so means i can change the permission right?
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:10 PM
  • You probably have local administrator (local acocunt), I suggest you log in with the local administrator account and add the domain user that you tried using to the local administrators group.

    Here's how you add an account to the local administrator's group:

    1. Go to start and search for Computer Management and then open it.
    2. In the Computer Management window, expand the Local Users and Groups.
    3. Select Groups.
    4. Double click the Administrators group to open it.
    5. Click Add...
    6. Type in the domain account that you want to add to the local administrator's group.

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    • Proposed as answer by Yagmoth555MVP Friday, January 18, 2019 3:43 PM
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:14 PM
  • Ok will give that a try later, hopefully it works. Thanks man.
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:36 PM