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    kate Guest

    "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    Hi,

    I am trying to install Stata 10 on windows Vista. The manual says that
    the first time I run Stata, I must run it as an administrator by right-
    clicking on the Stata application icon.

    However, when I right-click, I do not see the option to 'run as
    adminstrator'. I went to the Properties> advanced, and the option to
    'run as administrator' was greyed out.


    Do you have any ideas of what I am doing wrong? And how can I get
    Vista to allow me to 'run as administrator'?????


    Thanks so very much,
    Kate


  2. #2
    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    You know, you can disable UAC, which controls Run As Administrator. With UAC
    disabled, you don't need RAM to do anything, and you should be able to
    proceed with the install. Once the install is done, then you can enable UAC
    again.

    To enable/disable UAC, you use the Windows-Key and R-key, which should
    pop-up the Run Box where you enter MSCONFIG. You can go to the Tools tab
    where you can disable/enable UAC.

  3. #3
    kate Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    On Sep 15, 2:44 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > "kate" <kategrind...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1189880523.733990.140690@57g2000hsv.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Hi,

    >
    > > I am trying to install Stata 10 on windows Vista. The manual says that
    > > the first time I run Stata, I must run it as an administrator by right-
    > > clicking on the Stata application icon.

    >
    > > However, when I right-click, I do not see the option to 'run as
    > > adminstrator'. I went to the Properties> advanced, and the option to
    > > 'run as administrator' was greyed out.

    >
    > > Do you have any ideas of what I am doing wrong? And how can I get
    > > Vista to allow me to 'run as administrator'?????

    >
    > You know, you can disable UAC, which controls Run As Administrator. With UAC
    > disabled, you don't need RAM to do anything, and you should be able to
    > proceed with the install. Once the install is done, then you can enable UAC
    > again.
    >
    > To enable/disable UAC, you use the Windows-Key and R-key, which should
    > pop-up the Run Box where you enter MSCONFIG. You can go to the Tools tab
    > where you can disable/enable UAC.


    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    I tried turning off UAC under control panel > user accounts. I was
    still not able to start Stata-- I still get the same error message:

    "I cannot open C:\Program Files\Stata10\STATA.LIC for writing.
    No Action Taken."

    ? ?

    I was told by the FAQs on the Stata website, that this is because the
    default Vista permission settings do not allow applications write
    permissions to their respective install directories even if you are
    logged in to a machine as administrator. Stata needs these permissions
    to install.

    They say to get around the problem you must right-click on the Stata
    executable in the Stata install directory and select "Run as
    Administrator" from the right-click menu to open Stata. But as I
    mentioned, I cannot run as administrator.




  4. #4
    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    >
    > They say to get around the problem you must right-click on the Stata
    > executable in the Stata install directory and select "Run as
    > Administrator" from the right-click menu to open Stata. But as I
    > mentioned, I cannot run as administrator.
    >
    >


    You may be able to create a short-cut for the install exe and go to
    Properties on the the short-cut and do Run As Administrator.

    Have you tried that?


  5. #5
    kate Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    On Sep 15, 3:48 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > > They say to get around the problem you must right-click on the Stata
    > > executable in the Stata install directory and select "Run as
    > > Administrator" from the right-click menu to open Stata. But as I
    > > mentioned, I cannot run as administrator.

    >
    > You may be able to create a short-cut for the install exe and go to
    > Properties on the the short-cut and do Run As Administrator.
    >
    > Have you tried that?


    How do I do that?


  6. #6
    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    If the install exe is on the hard drive, then you right-click the exe and do
    a Create Short Cut, which should put the short-cut in the same folder as the
    exe or do a Send To and Send the Short-cut to the Desktop. In either case,
    you should see the Run As Admin with you right-click the short-cut. You
    should also be able to see the Advanced button too off of Properties. Well,
    that's the way it works on my Vista. ;-)

  7. #7
    kate Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    On Sep 15, 5:05 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > "kate" <kategrind...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1189886485.513934.77490@r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > On Sep 15, 3:48 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > >> > They say to get around the problem you must right-click on the Stata
    > >> > executable in the Stata install directory and select "Run as
    > >> > Administrator" from the right-click menu to open Stata. But as I
    > >> > mentioned, I cannot run as administrator.

    >
    > >> You may be able to create a short-cut for the install exe and go to
    > >> Properties on the the short-cut and do Run As Administrator.

    >
    > >> Have you tried that?

    >
    > > How do I do that?

    >
    > If the install exe is on the hard drive, then you right-click the exe and do
    > a Create Short Cut, which should put the short-cut in the same folder as the
    > exe or do a Send To and Send the Short-cut to the Desktop. In either case,
    > you should see the Run As Admin with you right-click the short-cut. You
    > should also be able to see the Advanced button too off of Properties. Well,
    > that's the way it works on my Vista. ;-)


    Hi,

    Thanks so very much for all your help. I don't think that I have the
    install exe on my hard drive- I am installing the program from a CD.
    Do you know how to get the install exe on the hard drive?



  8. #8
    kate Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    On Sep 15, 5:05 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > "kate" <kategrind...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1189886485.513934.77490@r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > On Sep 15, 3:48 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > >> > They say to get around the problem you must right-click on the Stata
    > >> > executable in the Stata install directory and select "Run as
    > >> > Administrator" from the right-click menu to open Stata. But as I
    > >> > mentioned, I cannot run as administrator.

    >
    > >> You may be able to create a short-cut for the install exe and go to
    > >> Properties on the the short-cut and do Run As Administrator.

    >
    > >> Have you tried that?

    >
    > > How do I do that?

    >
    > If the install exe is on the hard drive, then you right-click the exe and do
    > a Create Short Cut, which should put the short-cut in the same folder as the
    > exe or do a Send To and Send the Short-cut to the Desktop. In either case,
    > you should see the Run As Admin with you right-click the short-cut. You
    > should also be able to see the Advanced button too off of Properties. Well,
    > that's the way it works on my Vista. ;-)


    Hi,

    Thanks so very much for all your help. I don't think that I have the
    install exe on my hard drive- I am installing the program from a CD.
    Do you know how to get the install exe on the hard drive?



  9. #9
    kate Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    On Sep 15, 5:05 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > "kate" <kategrind...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1189886485.513934.77490@r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > On Sep 15, 3:48 pm, "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arn...@Arnold.com> wrote:
    > >> > They say to get around the problem you must right-click on the Stata
    > >> > executable in the Stata install directory and select "Run as
    > >> > Administrator" from the right-click menu to open Stata. But as I
    > >> > mentioned, I cannot run as administrator.

    >
    > >> You may be able to create a short-cut for the install exe and go to
    > >> Properties on the the short-cut and do Run As Administrator.

    >
    > >> Have you tried that?

    >
    > > How do I do that?

    >
    > If the install exe is on the hard drive, then you right-click the exe and do
    > a Create Short Cut, which should put the short-cut in the same folder as the
    > exe or do a Send To and Send the Short-cut to the Desktop. In either case,
    > you should see the Run As Admin with you right-click the short-cut. You
    > should also be able to see the Advanced button too off of Properties. Well,
    > that's the way it works on my Vista. ;-)


    Hi,

    Thanks so very much for all your help. I don't think that I have the
    install exe on my hard drive- I am installing the program from a CD.
    Do you know how to get the install exe on the hard drive?



  10. #10
    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    You make a folder on the HD called Kate, as an example, if you have a enough
    disk space to copy the entire CD to the HD, which you should have enough
    space. You select all the files/folders on the CD and copy/paste the CD to
    Kate. And you run the install.exe form Kate, which should be able to make
    the short-cut at that point. You should be able to copy from the root
    folder on the CD so that it copies everything at once to Kate.

    If that don't work for you, then you need to get on the phone with the
    software's tech support and tell them *you are telling me I need to Run As
    Admin* to install your software on Vista. Tech Support, you tell me how to
    do this.

  11. #11
    kate Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    Hi,

    Thanks again for all of your help. I created a shortcut from the exe,
    as you described. But it still won't let me Run As Administrator,
    either by right-click or in properties. I will contact the software
    company... I am fed up with Vista!





  12. #12
    DP Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    Maybe you're not on an administrative user's account. In other words, maybe
    you don't have the right level of access to be given the choice to run as
    administrator.
    I don't know a lot about user levels, but there probably are some folks on
    this group who knows that stuff inside out.

  13. #13
    NotMe Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    I have the same problem with BOINC, which I use for grid computing/medical
    research.
    Install the program somewhere other than Program Files and it works.
    MS calls that security, I call it a joke. (go ahead, Flame away)
    Just another reason I only have Vista on only 1 of over 200 machines I
    administer.
    UAC does nothing but teach users to click through a bunch of un-necessary
    prompts until the day arrives that a real threat shows up and you click
    through automatically...definately not ready for prime time.

    --

  14. #14
    NotMe Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    Get the Install CD in the drive, find install.exe on the CD, right click and
    select run as admin.

    --
    A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!

  15. #15
    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: "run as administrator" option greyed out- please help!

    It's a software issue and not a Vista issue on how to install the software.
    I had the same problem on XP Pro where a software just wouldn't let me
    install it, a software for a print server. I was pissed with the software
    and XP, but tech support got me through it. They will do the same for you,
    hang in there and roll with the punches. ;-)

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