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Windows 7 and normal, non-admin users

DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Just a quick question on Win7:

Is there any way to let a normal account (non-admin) have rights to set the IP address? As in: Be able to set a static address from the machine manually, or let the DHCP do it.

I need a normal account to be able to do this, but I don't really want to grant admin privileges here.

Thanks for your time. :D

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    In Win7 Professional and Ultimate you can add local users to a Network Operators local group.

    As far as I know there's no way to do it on Home Premium.

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    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That sounds great.

    Tried Googling a how-to guide for doing that, but couldn't find any.

    Care to enlighten me, please?

    EDIT: Right when I ask I find how to... classic.

    Well, thank you very much anyways!

    (Case closed!)

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  • embrikembrik Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc <enter>
    Expand System Tools, Local Users and Groups, Groups
    Double click on "Network Configuration Operators"
    Click Add
    Type in the username, click ok.
    Click OK again.
    You're done. Close the open Computer Management window.

    Of course, as Ruckus stated, you must have Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate to even see that group.

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  • DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    edited August 2010

    Hello again. Yeah, it's Win7 Enterprise (64Bits, if that matters.)

    I already added the user in question to the Group, so now the user gets the UAC dialogue asking for password (and the normal-user is in the list presented.) The problem is that after that it just displays a dialogue saying

    "You do not have sufficient privileges for configuring connection properties. Contact your administrator."

    Tried Googling that and apparently it's some sort of Win7 problem, but haven't found a fix for it yet.

    Anyone knows?

    Thanks in advance.

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