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Sole Administrator properties



Flightless Bird
Platform: Win XP SP3
Is Tim Meddick onsite ?
Recently I installed a new large HDrive to replace 3 previous drives, all
went great, except that I seem to have lost my "Sole Administrator" right as
per Tim's registry fix that I had in place before which worked like a charm
as I am the sole user of this system. I simply run as administrator ALL the
time, below is a copy of Tim's reg fix.
Now when I enter explorer/properties/Security/User names there are 2
administration entries, one is Administrators (Boris\Administrators), the
other entry is almost identail except that it is isngular with no "S", ie
administrator, etc (Boris is the machine name).
In practice on some occassions a program will deny me right of change - you
do not have the right ... etc
All I want really is no interference from program permissions.
So Tim if you are on deck, or whoever may care to help me, I really would
appreciate getting back sole control.

Tim's Reg Fix:
; Administrator Sole Usage Tim Meddick - London Feb 2010

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Start Menu"="%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Startup"="%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

;[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell
;"Common Start Menu"="%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu"

;[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell
;"Common Startup"="%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"