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Can't make changes even after being the administrator

by STEFFU / May 27, 2010 3:03 PM PDT

Hi there,

I am using Windows XP in a corporate workstation where I have been given the local system administrator rights and I am not in any kind of domain or workgroup.But my problem is,I can't make any changes to the registry or something simpler like changing the IP address even.

I wanted a solution for this problem


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Forgot to mention!
by STEFFU / May 27, 2010 3:23 PM PDT

I forgot to mention one more thing!There is also one more admin account which the IT admins in the corporate use to change settings!How can 2 administrators of the system have 2 different types of rights!

I wanted to enable the USB port! Thats it!

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Back to corporate.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2010 8:55 PM PDT

You seem to thing that an administrator has God like powers. That is untrue and your post is where most discover this.

Even the administrator account obeys what are called "rights and permissions." While you can change rights and permissions, this is not automatic and I will not write how to do that in this discussion. That is something left for classes or long web pages so I'll leave that change to "well discussed."

My answer is simple. You have the admin account, you know that rights and permissions are enforced in that account and you can change the rights and permissions.

Now you are up to speed and if it is a corp machine, please get your company to set it right.

No, it is not simple.

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