Solved Non-admins to run admin tools

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October 6, 2012 at 20:26:48
Specs: Windows 7, 1.8GHz Intel Dual / 2Gb DDR2
I have set up a separate user account on my laptop for my colleagues to use to create USB boot disks. I have all 32 and 64 bit Windows 7 and Vista MS-ISO's in a public folder which can be accessed by the non-admin user account. I have installed the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool under both accounts with no problem.

The problem is that when the non-admin account tries to run the USB/DVD Tool, it asks for the admin account's credentials. I don't want the other account to have control over the important setting.
There is also no option in the program's properties to "Run as Administrator" in the non-admin user account.
The security priveledges allow the non-admin account to run all programs it has access to.

I.T guy gone rogue.


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#1
October 7, 2012 at 04:13:45
non-admin accounts are allowed to run applications but they are not allowed to install anything.

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#2
October 7, 2012 at 19:13:13
It didn't ask for credentials when I was installing (I thought that was strange), but it asks for them when I try running the program.

I.T guy gone rogue.


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#3
October 10, 2012 at 09:10:33
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Either allow what needs to be allowed in the program or sub programs or you need to create a single power user that has the ability to do this task only. Then the users could runas that power user account.

One doesn't need that tool for much as I can tell. How many times do you need to create a boot usb for windows? The actual original instructions needed you to use admin tools to create the usb. This app is doing that for you.
There are also other ways to create a usb but the issue is limited or standard users are not allowed to change the boot or in some cases format.


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#4
October 10, 2012 at 18:46:25
How many times do you need to create a boot usb for windows?
Quite often - I use an 8GB stick for Windows boot disks, another 8GB stick to back up files and a 2GB stick for notes and personal use. Vista is nice - all OS versions in one ISO.

I just made the other user an admin but used the permissions to block my backup partitions from the new user. I couldn't ffigure out Power users in Win7.

I.T guy gone rogue.


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#5
October 14, 2012 at 14:35:58
Thanks for the update. Just tell the other user to only use an admin account to do admin tasks. Never let that person or you to be on an admin account normally.

Yes, but once you make it bootable, no admin needs to do that task again. You could create 10 flash drives in 20 minutes that would last for a year I'd think.


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