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Suuficient right to uninstall a program

Posted on 2013-10-29
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I do not understand why I am not able to uninstall some Applications from control panel , but I am able to install other Application.

I am logged in as domain Administrator and local administrator.

Any idea?

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Question by:jskfan
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jskfan--
Tell us what the Applications are.

In addition to appropriate permissions , do you have OWNERSHIP of the applications?
Right click on the file's executable / Properties / Security / Advanced / Owner tab.
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What error message you recieve while uninstalling also check the system and application log for any errors and warning while uninstalling the app.
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jskfan--
And here is an app to add Take Ownership to the context menu.
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/01/04/change-file-access-rights-with-take-ownership/
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by:jskfan
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it shows that I am the owner
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by:jskfan
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the message:

"you do not have sufficient access to uninstall Spotify. Please contact you Administrator"
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by:Sandeshdubey
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Can you replace the permission on the app folder and inerit the permission with full control and give a try
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by:jskfan
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I do not understand, I have some applications that I can run without run as administrator and some I will have to run them with Run as administrator.

As I said, I am logged in with Domain administrator account which is by default member of Local adinistrators group. In addition I added manually the account I looged in with(domain admin account) to the Local Administrator Group...just to make sure 10% the account is an administraor on the computer...

for instance I opened CMD and run GPresult, I got:

C:\>gpresult /scope computer /v
ERROR: Access Denied.

When I ran it with Run as Administrator, it worked...
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so the GPO create a real issue
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Name	                                  Type	 Security Level
%LocalAppData%\Temp\wz*\*.exe	Path	Disallowed
%LocalAppData%\Temp\Rar*\*.exe	Path	Disallowed
%LocalAppData%\Temp\7z*\*.exe	Path	Disallowed
%LocalAppData%\Temp\*.zip\*.exe	Path	Disallowed
%LocalAppData%\*\*.exe	                 Path	Disallowed
%LocalAppData%\*.exe	                 Path	Disallowed
%AppData%\Roaming\Spotify\*.exe	Path	Unrestricted
%AppData%\Local\Spotify\*.exe	Path	Unrestricted
%AppData%\*\*.exe	                 Path	Disallowed
%AppData%\*.exe	                                  Path	Disallowed

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what went wrong ?
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by:jskfan
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the problem is here:
%AppData%\*\*.exe                       Path      Disallowed
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by:jskfan
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I made it unrestricted and it fixed the problem..

But I believe users will be able to run anything under %Appdate% that way...
So how do I disallow everything under %Appdata% except for the manually specified paths?
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by:jskfan
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ok the Unrestricted, should pint to the .exe file specifically...
fixed
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thanks
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jskfan--Glad to have helped.
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