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Insufficient Permissions to Install Software in Vista

by jdill022 / July 5, 2011 6:26 AM PDT

I am trying to install a program on my work computer that runs on Vista Business. I have administrator privleges but everytime I get to the end of the install wizard for this program it says that I do not have sufficient privledges to continue. I have tried using the "run as administrator" option which doesn't do anything different. When I opened up the compatibility for the program the box where I would check "run as administrator" is grayed out and I can't click it. Have also otggled around with the User Account Control to know avail. Would love any help on this!

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Since this is a works computer
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 5, 2011 6:28 AM PDT

what do the IT guys say?

We can't help where company computers are concerned for fear of contravening some company policy or other.


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Just the time to call IT in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2011 7:30 AM PDT

It appears they didn't give you install permissions. Remember that Administrators have all sorts of rights you can give or deny. Your new IT staff needs just a little more time to learn that an admin account is not God like.

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