I cannot run any program as an administrator. When I try to execute a program, it runs in normal mode. Right-clicking and “run as administrator” doesn’t seem to have any effect. What should I do?
The issue could be (and is) related to User Account Control. Unfortunately, User Account Control cannot run unless it is run as administrator. To work around this, it is good to know that the executable for User Account Control is useraccountcontrolsettings.exe
So I run cmd as “other user” and enter the admin account of the PC (whether local or domain)
Once this is successful, I execute useraccountcontrolsettings.exe. This should bring out the UAC dialog where I can now make edits to the UAC settings.