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Run as administrator needed for IE8 workaround but user is in Administrators group

Run as administrator needed for IE8 workaround but user is in Administrators group

I'm running IE8 on Windows 7 and logging in under a company domain account (not the machine domain). The domain account is assigned to the machine's administrators group. As a workaround for the issue noted in IE 8 Issues, I discovered that if I started IE8 using "Run as administrator," that the IE8 issue noted go away.

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Guest [Entry]

In Windows 7 (and Vista) you do not run as administrator by default. You have the ability to elevate your privileges as necessary to perform tasks (Run As Administrator). There is extensive information about User Account Control at Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista. It's a bit different in 7, but the concept is the same.
Guest [Entry]

"Even though the account may be an Administrator, if UAC (User Account Control) is active (and it is by default in both Vista and Windows 7), then the process will not be granted administrator privileges unless you choose to run the process with such privileges via ""Run as administrator"", as well as confirm the UAC dialog that appears.

If you don't want the hassle of the dialog to confirm administrator privileges, then you could disable UAC and set the shortcut to always start the program as an administrator. However, there are good security reasons to keep UAC enabled."