Solved

Unable to run 'Device Manager', 'Remote settings' etc in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-09-28
8
490 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I can't run anything with the UAC shield next to it in Windows 7. I have disabled UAC completely and still no joy. How do i get round this? UAC Shield
0
Comment
Question by:suroma
8 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:bright12
ID: 36716637
Did you run an antivirus and spyware program?

You can use hitmanpro for this. I have good experience with it.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Ashok Dewan earned 500 total points
ID: 36716638
You can use administrator account which disabled by default, if you have windows 7 pro or windows 7 ultimate then on desktop do right click on "My computer" Icon and then click on "manage" --> click on "local users and groups" --> users ----> double click the adminisrator and then remove the check from "account is disabled" then log off an login with administrator. or  if you are using windows 7 home or premium then click on command prompt run as administrator then type the following commands:-

net user administrator /active:yes

then you will not get any UAC disturbance
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:shanedsouza
ID: 36716724
are you able to run the applications directly from the command line or Run command - e.g. for Device Manager, run devmgmt.msc or for System Properties, run sysdm.cpl
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 36718718
suroma--Where are you seeing the list in your screenshot?  I cannot find a similar list on my PC.
Do you get any error message when you try to open these functions?.
The shield normally means you can open these functions only if you have adminstrator rights. But this is not a normal condition for those functions.
As a test, right click on one of the icons and then "Run as Administrator".  Does that function run now?
But how long ago did this start?  If recently run System Restore to a date before the problem.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:subhashchy
ID: 36815529
reenable UAC again to 2nd level and then reboot. Login as an administrator and try opening.
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 36815949
suroma--Well, I found the location of the list shown in your screenshot.  All of those items are shown with the UAC shield on my PC also.  But I have no trouble opening the functions.  My UAC setting is next to highest (Default).
Can you respond to the suggestion posed by shanedsouza ?  If you cannot access these functions through another route, it would seem you are not logged in as Administrator.
You may not be able to access the Computer Management window as suggested by neil40m but try to do it through Control Panel|Adminstrative Tools.
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 36817521
sounds like the user account is a 'standard user'
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:suroma
ID: 36914923
Thank you for all your help. All sorted now.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now