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By Cemetery Mike ·
My entire system was recently redone from scratch, and has left me with some problems I can't seem to resolve: I am both the administrator and the only user of my computer. There are two options for me when logging on, as either admin and user. When logged on as user, I am unable to download files, install fonts, copy files ? nothing in the way of any sort of change whatsoever. I can?t even update my Norton Anti-Virus in this setting (it is locked). What it is, is what it is. As admin, however, these functions are all possible. Complicating things, though, is the fact that I need to be logged in in the user account in order to access our network, as well as all my company email (which, when on the admin account, only accesses mail since the time of my reconfiguration). To complicate things further, it looks as though I am now getting different email in each account, meaning, certain email comes in when logged in as admin, certain email comes in when logged in as user - despite the fact that I have the same two accounts at both settings. What do I need to do in order to have all access/privileges available to me in my user account? Any and all help much appreciated.

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by RedRazorDG In reply to Permissions problem

log in as administrator and goto start -> control panel -> user accounts. Then you need to add the user account to the administrators group. Highlight the user account and click properties. click on the Group Membership tab and select the Other Radial button. In the pull down menu next to the Other Button select Administrators. Good luck.

Dave

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by Cemetery Mike In reply to

Okay, it looks as though I've managed to add all admin privileges to my user account (thanks for the help. RedRazorDG). However, one MAJOR problem is still surfacing ? I am not receiving the same email at both settings (meaning, the admin and user). I was sent an email in the admin box this morning that ? even after forwarding ? will not come up in my user account. I?ve checked the email settings for both, and they seem to be identical. What else should I be looking at to fix this problem?

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by RedRazorDG In reply to Permissions problem

IF you could post more information about your email setup I think I can help you with that as well.

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by Cemetery Mike In reply to

Well, there are two accounts that I pull mail from, a general address and a personal address, with - as explained before - somehow, someway, some email being delivered to both the admin and user interfaces, with others only being delivered to one or the other. I'm not sure what information you would need specifically, but I'm willing to tell ya whatever you need to know to help me out on this. VERY much appreciated.

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by CG IT In reply to Permissions problem

as an alternative solution to granting a user administrator privileges is to use the power users group. It gives the user more rights than a regular user such as the ability to install programs, change some system settings but does not give the user full access to the entire system.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Permissions problem

What client are you using? If OE, then you need to setup OE profiles to share the same DBX files.

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by CompHelpNJ In reply to Permissions problem

Is your company email on Microsoft Exchange Server or is it a POP3 email account? It sounds like what you are describing is that when you are logged in as administrator you get some email, then when logged on as a user you get other email - but not the email that you had received as administrator. This can occur with POP3 email accounts that aren't configured properly in Outlook.

Sounds like the email is being deleted from your email server after it is retrieved by Outlook. This will occur with POP3 email accounts when the Outlook account settings are set to delete email immediately after it is retrieved rather than leaving it on the server.

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by Cemetery Mike In reply to

I have changed the settings in both accounts to reflect mycustomized deletion instructions. Thank-you. There are still some other quirks I am trying to decifer, must this has put me on the right track. Thank-you for your help everyone.

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