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Thread: Windows Server 2008 - Limited Admin Rights

  1. #1
    Alan Z. Scharf Guest

    Windows Server 2008 - Limited Admin Rights

    Windows 2008 - RTM - X-64
    Logged on as Admin
    OS Installed by me
    Workgroup, no domain
    Fresh install on empty partition, not an update.
    OS copy is legitimate from MSDN Developers Subscriber site

    Hi,

    I installed Windows Server 2008 RTM and have limited admin rights, e.g.

    1. Not all items show up in Control Panel.
    2. Desktop, right-click only shows Change Resolution, doesn't show
    appearance.
    3. No place to change appearance in Server Manager either.
    4. Can't add to or modify registry.

    NOTE: Did not have this problem in previous install of Server 2008 RC. Had
    full Admin rights.

    This is fresh install on clean, newly formatted partition.

    Can't find anything in Google on this.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Alan



  2. #2
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] Guest

    Re: Windows Server 2008 - Limited Admin Rights

    Hello Alan,

    Are you working with the administrator account or with an account that is
    member of the local administrators? The latter one are restricted and for
    some functionality you have to use rightclick and RUNAS option.

    Also you have to install user experience features to have some additional
    options:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947036

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    no rights.
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    > Windows 2008 - RTM - X-64
    > Logged on as Admin
    > OS Installed by me
    > Workgroup, no domain
    > Fresh install on empty partition, not an update.
    > OS copy is legitimate from MSDN Developers Subscriber site
    > Hi,
    >
    > I installed Windows Server 2008 RTM and have limited admin rights,
    > e.g.
    >
    > 1. Not all items show up in Control Panel.
    > 2. Desktop, right-click only shows Change Resolution, doesn't show
    > appearance.
    > 3. No place to change appearance in Server Manager either.
    > 4. Can't add to or modify registry.
    > NOTE: Did not have this problem in previous install of Server 2008
    > RC. Had full Admin rights.
    >
    > This is fresh install on clean, newly formatted partition.
    >
    > Can't find anything in Google on this.
    >
    > Any help is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Alan
    >




  3. #3
    Alan Z. Scharf Guest

    Re: Windows Server 2008 - Limited Admin Rights

    Hi Meinoff,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I'm using the default Admininistrator account established with the setup of
    RE RTM.

    I also had added the Desktop Experience feature.

    I'm surprised that I can't even get to Personallization. In all other
    versions of Windows, a user could set his preferences, unless a policy was
    set to disable this.

    Regards,

    Alan

    "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb@(nospam)gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:6cb2911d82a18cc239ea8559145@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > Hello Alan,
    >
    > Are you working with the administrator account or with an account that is
    > member of the local administrators? The latter one are restricted and for
    > some functionality you have to use rightclick and RUNAS option.
    >
    > Also you have to install user experience features to have some additional
    > options:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947036
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    > Meinolf Weber
    > Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    > confers no rights.
    > ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    > ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >
    >> Windows 2008 - RTM - X-64
    >> Logged on as Admin
    >> OS Installed by me
    >> Workgroup, no domain
    >> Fresh install on empty partition, not an update.
    >> OS copy is legitimate from MSDN Developers Subscriber site
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I installed Windows Server 2008 RTM and have limited admin rights,
    >> e.g.
    >>
    >> 1. Not all items show up in Control Panel.
    >> 2. Desktop, right-click only shows Change Resolution, doesn't show
    >> appearance.
    >> 3. No place to change appearance in Server Manager either.
    >> 4. Can't add to or modify registry.
    >> NOTE: Did not have this problem in previous install of Server 2008
    >> RC. Had full Admin rights.
    >>
    >> This is fresh install on clean, newly formatted partition.
    >>
    >> Can't find anything in Google on this.
    >>
    >> Any help is appreciated.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> Alan
    >>

    >
    >


  4. #4
    Alan Z. Scharf Guest

    Re: Windows Server 2008 - Limited Admin Rights

    Meinoff,

    All appears OK now.

    After adding Desktop Experience and rebooting two times, I can Personalize
    and edit registry.

    It didn't work after one reboot.

    Thanks again.

    Alan

    "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb@(nospam)gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:6cb2911d82a18cc239ea8559145@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > Hello Alan,
    >
    > Are you working with the administrator account or with an account that is
    > member of the local administrators? The latter one are restricted and for
    > some functionality you have to use rightclick and RUNAS option.
    >
    > Also you have to install user experience features to have some additional
    > options:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947036
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    > Meinolf Weber
    > Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    > confers no rights.
    > ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    > ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >
    >> Windows 2008 - RTM - X-64
    >> Logged on as Admin
    >> OS Installed by me
    >> Workgroup, no domain
    >> Fresh install on empty partition, not an update.
    >> OS copy is legitimate from MSDN Developers Subscriber site
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I installed Windows Server 2008 RTM and have limited admin rights,
    >> e.g.
    >>
    >> 1. Not all items show up in Control Panel.
    >> 2. Desktop, right-click only shows Change Resolution, doesn't show
    >> appearance.
    >> 3. No place to change appearance in Server Manager either.
    >> 4. Can't add to or modify registry.
    >> NOTE: Did not have this problem in previous install of Server 2008
    >> RC. Had full Admin rights.
    >>
    >> This is fresh install on clean, newly formatted partition.
    >>
    >> Can't find anything in Google on this.
    >>
    >> Any help is appreciated.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> Alan
    >>

    >
    >


  5. #5
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] Guest

    Re: Windows Server 2008 - Limited Admin Rights

    Hello Alan,

    Nice to hear that you solved it.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


    > Meinoff,
    >
    > All appears OK now.
    >
    > After adding Desktop Experience and rebooting two times, I can
    > Personalize and edit registry.
    >
    > It didn't work after one reboot.
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    > Alan
    >
    > "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb@(nospam)gmx.de> wrote in message
    > news:6cb2911d82a18cc239ea8559145@msnews.microsoft.com...
    >
    >> Hello Alan,
    >>
    >> Are you working with the administrator account or with an account
    >> that is member of the local administrators? The latter one are
    >> restricted and for some functionality you have to use rightclick and
    >> RUNAS option.
    >>
    >> Also you have to install user experience features to have some
    >> additional
    >> options:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947036
    >> Best regards
    >>
    >> Meinolf Weber
    >> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    >> confers no rights.
    >> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    >> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >>> Windows 2008 - RTM - X-64
    >>> Logged on as Admin
    >>> OS Installed by me
    >>> Workgroup, no domain
    >>> Fresh install on empty partition, not an update.
    >>> OS copy is legitimate from MSDN Developers Subscriber site
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I installed Windows Server 2008 RTM and have limited admin rights,
    >>> e.g.
    >>>
    >>> 1. Not all items show up in Control Panel.
    >>> 2. Desktop, right-click only shows Change Resolution, doesn't show
    >>> appearance.
    >>> 3. No place to change appearance in Server Manager either.
    >>> 4. Can't add to or modify registry.
    >>> NOTE: Did not have this problem in previous install of Server 2008
    >>> RC. Had full Admin rights.
    >>> This is fresh install on clean, newly formatted partition.
    >>>
    >>> Can't find anything in Google on this.
    >>>
    >>> Any help is appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Alan
    >>>




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