Run As "Run this program with restricted access"

I am having a problem on one of my servers that was recently hit with a virus. It seems, when logged on as administrator, I cannot access any of the applications in administrative tools by just clicking on them. I have to Right Click  -> Runas -> then uncheck the option "Run this program with restrictive access" and then the applications (Computer Management, DNS, ADUC) will run normally. My first thought is that the virus (w32.sillyFDC) changed a reg key and turned the restricted access option on under Runas for all applications. Has anyone ever come across this or know of a way to shut this option off by default? Any help is appreciated!
skidmsAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

purrunaCommented:
I have the same problem.
Have you found the solution yet?

Thanks
0
InterWorksCommented:
Open up the properties of one of your MSC shortcuts. Go to general tab, look at "Opens with:". It most likely says Unknown. Click the "Change" button, and browse to c:\windows\system32\mmc.exe. Once that is selected, click OK until you are out, and attempt to open the other MSC files. The problem should be resolved. I had this same problem after a bout with sillyFDC
0
skidmsAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
0
skidmsAuthor Commented:
This was actually being caused by a virus. Once the virus was removed fully, it went back to normal
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Server OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.