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OMG: The Admin Annoyance

Friday, August 09, 2013 in Technical Articles (Views: 2785)
So, some may think I am ranting about Admins, and maybe some other time.

Since this wonder called UAC showed up in Windows Vista and 2008, "Run as Administrator" (aka elevated privileges) became the standard for doing about anything, including some basic tasks like flushing the DNS cache in ipconfig.

This is more a rant, and general service announcement. It's an annoyance as well. While testing Orchestrator Runbooks, I was testing a ping command. Sounds simple, right? Well, the ping was failing on privileges. W...T....F....

So, just for fun, I set the Runbook Designer to run as Administrator, and presto. Problem solved. What I don't get is you don't need Admin rights to ping a system from the command prompt. And, youi can start the Runbook without Admin rights. Makes a lot of sense, as in non-sense.

So, moral of the story. Find your consoles, and set them all to run as Admin by default. Or, another option is to look for my RunAsInvoker blogs I did about 3 years ago. They still work well.

Okay, time to get back to it.


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