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BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

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    =?Utf-8?B?aWx1c2hraW4=?= Guest

    BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    I'm trying to access the BCDEDIT.exe in order to manage the boot settings. I
    do it under Administrator - User, however, CMD.exe says that I can't access
    that file.

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  3. #2


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    Hello,

    In Windows Vista, even though you are logged in as an administrator, the
    programs you run are only given "normal user" access to your system. You
    must explicitly authorize a program to run with administrator permission.

    To do this for command-line programs, you need to open an "administrator"
    command prompt, and then any program you run from that command prompt will
    have the administrator permission you need.

    - Click start
    - Type: cmd
    - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    - Click Run As Administrator

    You will then be able to run bcdedit or any other administrative tool from
    within that command prompt

    - JB

    Vista FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  4. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?aWx1c2hraW4=?= Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    All security options such as Add or Edit are grayed out

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > In Windows Vista, even though you are logged in as an administrator, the
    > programs you run are only given "normal user" access to your system. You
    > must explicitly authorize a program to run with administrator permission.
    >
    > To do this for command-line programs, you need to open an "administrator"
    > command prompt, and then any program you run from that command prompt will
    > have the administrator permission you need.
    >
    > - Click start
    > - Type: cmd
    > - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    > - Click Run As Administrator
    >
    > You will then be able to run bcdedit or any other administrative tool from
    > within that command prompt
    >
    > - JB
    >
    > Vista FAQ
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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    =?Utf-8?B?aWx1c2hraW4=?= Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    all fine thank you!

    "ilushkin" wrote:

    > All security options such as Add or Edit are grayed out
    >
    > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > In Windows Vista, even though you are logged in as an administrator, the
    > > programs you run are only given "normal user" access to your system. You
    > > must explicitly authorize a program to run with administrator permission.
    > >
    > > To do this for command-line programs, you need to open an "administrator"
    > > command prompt, and then any program you run from that command prompt will
    > > have the administrator permission you need.
    > >
    > > - Click start
    > > - Type: cmd
    > > - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    > > - Click Run As Administrator
    > >
    > > You will then be able to run bcdedit or any other administrative tool from
    > > within that command prompt
    > >
    > > - JB
    > >
    > > Vista FAQ
    > > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > >


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  6. #5


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    I'm afraid I don't understand. Where do you see the Add and Edit buttons?

    - JB

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  7. #6


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    You're welcome

    - JB

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  8. #7


    =?Utf-8?B?aWx1c2hraW4=?= Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    im sorry, that was my fault. i wen too deep into the security settings. all i
    had to da was to choose Run as Administrator from the right menu. Thanks.

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > I'm afraid I don't understand. Where do you see the Add and Edit buttons?
    >
    > - JB


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  9. #8


    =?Utf-8?B?ZGlwcHlkbw==?= Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    Run as Administrator works for single program execution. It does not appear
    to work for installing like ATI, which aborts the setup because you are not
    administrator. To log in as administrator it appears I must boot with safe
    boot. When I do a safe boot it does not allow installations. I am quite
    frustrated with the additional security, and I am not finding workarounds.
    Thanks

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > In Windows Vista, even though you are logged in as an administrator, the
    > programs you run are only given "normal user" access to your system. You
    > must explicitly authorize a program to run with administrator permission.
    >
    > To do this for command-line programs, you need to open an "administrator"
    > command prompt, and then any program you run from that command prompt will
    > have the administrator permission you need.
    >
    > - Click start
    > - Type: cmd
    > - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    > - Click Run As Administrator
    >
    > You will then be able to run bcdedit or any other administrative tool from
    > within that command prompt
    >
    > - JB
    >
    > Vista FAQ
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  10. #9


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    Running a setup program as administrator should work. If you run the setup
    program as administrator and it says you are not an administrator, then that
    is a bug.

    - JB

    Vista FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  11. #10


    =?Utf-8?B?ZGlwcHlkbw==?= Guest

    Re: BCDEDIT.exe ACCESS DENIED

    Thanks Jimmy. I have a user with admin priviliages. This is not sufficient.
    To log in as Administrator, I am only allowed in "Safe mode". Safe Mode
    disables installation, and it cannot be enabled from safe mode. How do I make
    default ADMINISTRATOR account appear in my login options, or how do I start
    in normal mode?

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Running a setup program as administrator should work. If you run the setup
    > program as administrator and it says you are not an administrator, then that
    > is a bug.
    >
    > - JB
    >
    > Vista FAQ
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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