cant write to Windows hosts file
Posted on 2013-11-27
I am signed in as a local admin on a windows 7 computer. I am not signed as THE local admin though. I am trying to update the hosts file for accessing other websites from another domain. This is working on other computers currently that I have adjusted for these websites. if I log on as THE local admin I can make the change. If I logon as one of the other local admin accounts that are part of the local administrators group it doesnt work. I have even gone as far as putting one of the local admin accounts as owner of the hosts file and yet when logged on as that account still can not make change to hosts file. what can i do to correct this problem? Thanks for your help!