Every move in Vista requires "permission". WHY and How do I turn i


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Guest

I was forced to purchase a new computer with VISTA installed after my trusty
Dell went down with a motherboard failure. I've never seen anything so
ridiculous in my life as the repeated "access denied" or "permission
required" popups for functions that were quite simple in XP. I'm signed in as
the admin and yet moving a simple scenery folder from one drive to another in
flight sim renders an "access denied" popup. I've tried to import, via
Outlook, the "pst" personal folders from my other system which contains every
installation key and code for all my addon software for Flightsim. . ."access
denied". How do I bypass, turnoff or remove this irritating function?

And please don't come back on and tell me that "these are very necessary for
the proper operation of window VISTA, cause if that's the case. . .I see a
harddisk format and XP reinstall in this systems future.
 
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Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]

Okay so I won't tell you that I hardly see those and when I do don't
find them annoying then. :)

When you say another drive to another... are you connecting to a USB
external drive?

http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...t-let-me-write-to-my-external-hard-drive.aspx

You may need to run the software as administrator, or adjust the
software to run as XP sp2 . Right mouse click, go into the
compatibility tab and mess with the settings there.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2007/07/30/compatibility-in-vista.aspx
 
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Guest

Ryan,

I went with your suggestion, although after some searching I found it a few
hours after this initial post. That won't get turned back on for sure and
anything else I can find that's, in my opinion, "invasive" will be deleted or
turned off also. This might have seemed like a great idea to some nerd at
Microsoft, but it's nothing but a nuisance.

Thanks for everyones input!!
 
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Michael A. Covington

I think we need to find out why you were having the problem. Only
administrative actions should trigger a request for permission. You may
have the wrong permissions set on something, or you may even have viruses or
malware.
 
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Ryan

With UAC and Admin approval mode turned on, even an administrator account
will get asked to continue (prompt for consent) or for a password (prompt
for credentials)
 
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Ryan

and administrator actions is pretty much anything...even in some cases just
copying files (i.e. to program files or to windows directory)
 
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Alun Jones

Ryan said:
and administrator actions is pretty much anything...even in some cases
just copying files (i.e. to program files or to windows directory)

Which raises the question - why are you "just copying files to the program
files or windows directory"?

Those are areas that you want to remain sacrosanct.

Granted, some games may write to saved game files in the program files
directory - but here you have the advantage of using the virtualised program
files directory, so that each user gets their own saved games!

Windows, however, does essentially belong to Microsoft - why are you
chucking stuff in there?

Alun.
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Ryan

it was an example...replace with anything else that requires administrative
privileges. I dont want to be asked to continue at every other action I make
if I'm an administrator.

However i do think it was a great idea to have the ability to prompt for
admin credentials for users...no more right-click run as for me!
 
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Alun Jones

Ryan said:
it was an example...replace with anything else that requires
administrative privileges. I dont want to be asked to continue at every
other action I make if I'm an administrator.

Then simply configure UAC to not prompt for elevation for administrators.

That way, when you're in your administrator account doing administrator
things, you'll be an administrator whenever you need to be, but by leaving
UAC in place and enabled, your restricted account, which you use for all of
your email and surfing, will still be protected. You'll even keep some
measure of protection in your administrator account, as those applications
which are marked to not elevate will run as restrocted user.
However i do think it was a great idea to have the ability to prompt for
admin credentials for users...no more right-click run as for me!

Oh, you'll still have to do that for programs that aren't updated for Vista.

Alun.
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Ryan

yes that is what i did for myself but Joe Bloe doesn't want to/doesnt know
how to open secpol and play around in there. Ed was satisfied with just
turning it off, which is what this thread is about.
 
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Alun Harford

Ryan said:
yes that is what i did for myself but Joe Bloe doesn't want to/doesnt know
how to open secpol and play around in there. Ed was satisfied with just
turning it off, which is what this thread is about.

If he doesn't know how to open secpol, I'd rather he didn't turn off
UAC. I get enough spam already.

Alun Harford
 

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