Re: Administrator not recognized

From: Glenn Phillips (
Date: 12/01/02

From: "Glenn Phillips" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 11:22:34 +1300

> I am trying to install the SIMS a computer game. When I
> try to run the program, it tells me I must login as an
> administrator. However, I am the administrator of my
> computer. It only has one account. Even when I do the run
> as as the administrator account, it gives me the same
> message. I have run into this problem before, but someone
> working for microsoft helped me out because it was giving
> me problems with accessing windows update (thus I did not
> have to pay). Is there a way to fix this mix up from my
> computer, and how do I prevent it from happening again?

Are you on a domain but disconnected from the network? I've seen this mess
up installers before. I think it happens when DCOM tries to confirm your
identity, but fails since it wants a DC to talk to.