Program Demands Administrator Privileges

June 29, 2011 at 23:00:10
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 64 3000
Hello

There seems to be a big headache in an effort at launching a file manager, Explorer Plus version 6.

Before the files are completely extracted during the install, this program gives advanced warnings that it will perform under administrator privileges only.

However, going to the Start->Accessories->Command Prompt has shown to be nothing but a myth because of this abrupt change in the scheme of things. For example, what, or how are you going to execute an .exe file while in a DOS box?

I located a copy of the Explorer Plus.exe file to the root, C:\ and was able to launch the program but I was still unsuccessful when Explorerpluseval.exe was typed at the command prompt. The program would readily install, and after this, there were the error message which have populated the whole install process with this exact reading: “The system date is not properly set. Please set the system date to the correct date.”

Launching the program by running under Administrator privilege was futile as well do to the error message.

I remember running this program somewhere around 1995, and this product would launch right off the bat. There were no such error messages as exists today in this program.

What say you about a work-around relative to the Administrator hiccupping glitch in getting this program to run? It has failed 100% to launch.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,
Purdew112


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#1
June 30, 2011 at 00:43:59
You can do yourself a favor and make your account an account with administrator privileges or completely turn off UAC (user account control).

I assume you are not trying to run 16 bit software from 1995 on 64 bit Windows in 2011.

Pls also note that turning off UAC makes your computer more susceptible to malware.

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#2
June 30, 2011 at 05:22:39
"You can do yourself a favor and make your account an account with administrator privileges or completely turn off UAC (user account control)."

In my opinion, it's a bad idea, to suggest adding administrative rights to an ordinary user account, especially, if it's an unexperienced user.

Better rightclick the program and click run as administrator.

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#3
June 30, 2011 at 06:27:22
If you frequently run a program and you have to run it with admin privileges, then it becomes a pain in the ... every time to input the admin password and such.

Is there a way to make the program run in admin credentials and not ask for (remember) the password whenever you open that (specific) program ?

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#4
June 30, 2011 at 10:16:52
You can set the run as admin in the properties of the program link and is set permanently, until you change it back manually.

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#5
June 30, 2011 at 14:04:10
There should be no program that requires admin at all. I'd suspect it to be spyware or malware or the worst program written.

Some very few may have asked on install as to whom could run it.

I'd recheck the program. If you are sure you need it and sure it isn't malware and you did install it for all users then find registry settings and or file settings and change them to allow the user to modify or edit/delete.

NEVER use an admin account for general tasks. It is only for very limited uses. All good programs can be run with the run as command.

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#6
June 30, 2011 at 23:36:53
Paulsep said:"You can set the run as admin in the properties of the program link and is set permanently, until you change it back manually."

Except that you have to input admin password every time you open the program.

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#7
July 1, 2011 at 11:53:17
Replies to: suatcini, paulsep, jefro, et al:

I have taken the time and followed your instructions to the letter, but this problem still remains unabated. Therefore, after today, I will be pulling this post from further ado.

I copied the application to a second computer that have Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, and Windows NT 4.0 w/ SP 6, and this b---tard program continues with it's error message even when the icon on the desktop is touched with the mouse cursor!
Under these Windows 9X OSes there are ample settings/configurations to chose from that should run this program, but no luck has been found at all.

How I Approached This Task:

Goto: Command Prompt->Right click Run As. A choice appears saying: Which User Account do you want to use to run this program? <Default> settings: (Design-2010\Flem Williams.
Right click setup icon on desktop and program launches. ExplorerPlus Setup appears, Message says Administrator Privileges Required. I stop the process right here because it is already telling me that its not in the Administrator Privileges mode, so no need to go any further with this install.
This wrangling goes on and on. I’ve never seen such a recalcitrant sob exhibit such flawed behavior as this! Certainly, this type of crap is beyond the pale.

A Last Resort:

I am acquainted with a gentleman (an Engineer) at a CompUSA store who, I believe, would take this problem to its very own level by re-writing some code and eliminating the “try before you buy” Nag screen altogether!

Finally, this hapless fool who wrote these codes must be about as dumb as a fence post to knock himself out of revenue just because his suspicions is about the assumed misuse of the product!
At this end of a possible deal, he certainly has lost $40.00!
Good riddance, because I have four copies of PowerDesk 8 Professional running on both computers: Two copies on each pc.
I believe (we) have run into an impossible task while trying to install Explorer Plus v.6.0.
I will be closing this post later today and would like to take the time and thank each and everyone for his participation in helping me come to terms in dealing with the impossibility.
A hearty thank you and a happy, happy 4th of July celebration to ALL in this 2011!

Best Regards,
Purdew112


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