Windows 10: Administrative account with no administrative privileges

Discus and support Administrative account with no administrative privileges in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Lead up I have been working on an issue where a user cannot open attachments from Outlook in Word. This problem is caused by Word not being able to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Locutus0, Mar 5, 2019.

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    Administrative account with no administrative privileges


    Lead up

    I have been working on an issue where a user cannot open attachments from Outlook in Word. This problem is caused by Word not being able to access the Fonts folder, I need to change the privileges, no clue how it keeps getting changed.


    Problem

    I cannot change the permissions to any folder, cannot run any administrative tasks with any administrative account. The only administrative task I can preform is adding user to the Administrator group, which does not help because they still cannot change the permissions to the Fonts folder even after doing so, or any other folder.

    This is a domain environment but I have also attempted using local accounts.


    Does anyone know why any administrative account cannot preform this simple task and how to fix it.


    Note

    This is a Windows 10 upgraded PC. I have been having A LOT of trouble with computer I have upgraded.



    Thanks

    :)
     
    Locutus0, Mar 5, 2019
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  2. Never prompted to elevate privilege as administrator


    OK, I tried Dinesh's tutorial. First, here's a list of accounts for my machine:


    Administrative account with no administrative privileges [​IMG]


    I held down Shift and rebooted, and got the WinRE splash screen. I was prompted to log in, with "Dan" my only option:


    Administrative account with no administrative privileges [​IMG]


    If I clicked on "Don't see your account", I got this:


    Administrative account with no administrative privileges [​IMG]


    Is it suggesting that "Dan" is an administrator account? Oh, that it were so... I went back, selected the "Dan" account, and it booted into command prompt. I then attempted the first of Dinesh's instructions:


    Administrative account with no administrative privileges [​IMG]


    Hello darkness, my old friend... "Access Denied."

    Dan
     
    shortmort37, Mar 5, 2019
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  3. Dell Touchpad uninstall administrator privileges

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    From the description of the issue, I understand that you are unable to uninstall drivers from Device Manager as it prompts saying log-in with administrator privileges, we will help you to resolve this issue.

    I would recommend you to see if you are logged in administrator account, if not then enable it. Please follow the below steps to enable:

    Step 1: I would suggest you to enable the built-in administrator account.

    You need to run the command from an elevated command prompt. To do that follow the below steps:


    • Press the Windows key + R from the keyboard to open the
      Run Command Dialog Box.

    • Type cmd and right-click on the
      Command Prompt
      result that should appear.

    • This opens a list of options at the bottom. Select
      Run as administrator
      .

    • Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.

    • Enter the following command to enable the hidden administrator account:
      net user administrator /active:yes

    Hope it helps. Feel free to contact us for any assistance on Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 5, 2019
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  4. Administrative account with no administrative privileges

    Windows 10 PC not recognizing administrator privileges.

    Hi Jade,

    Damages within the components of your user profile can be one of the possible reasons why you are experiencing an issue with using its administrator privileges. To troubleshoot this concern, we suggest creating a new admin user profile. To be able to create
    a new administrator user profile, you would need to enable the built-in administrator in your Windows 10 device.

    To enable the built-in administrator account, follow these steps:

    • Using Search type CMD to open the Command Prompt. Right click on CMD then choose Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Yes.
    • In the Command Prompt window, type net user administrator /active:yes and then hit the Enter key.
    • You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out the user profile you are currently using, and you’ll now see the Administrator account as a choice on the login screen.
    • Using the built-in administrator account, create a new admin user profile.
    • Log into the new admin user profile.
    • Check if the same issue persists.

    Note: The built-in administrator account has more privileges than a regular administrator account. Privileges that can easily generate a conflict on your system. We only recommend enabling the built-in administrator account for troubleshooting purposes and
    you have to disable it once you are done.

    To disable the built-in administrator account, access the Command Prompt with administrator privileges. Type the command
    net user administrator /active:no and then hit the Enter key. The built-in administrator account will now be disabled, and shouldn’t show up on the login screen.

    Update us with the results.
     
    Darleen Pen, Mar 5, 2019
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