Elevated user privileges

Problem: I have edited a file, say, httpd.conf on Windows 2008 R2 64 bit server. I saved the file and bounced the apache. But, my changes were not in effect. I looked deep into it, then realized that, Windows is storing a copy of httpd.conf on Desktop in VirtualData folder, under this folder, created entire folder structure and stored the file in there.
To avoid this, edit the files or run the commands as an administrator or disable User Access Control (UAC).

Technote from IBM

Running WebSphere Application Server command-line tools might require elevated Microsoft Windows user account privileges

 Technote (troubleshooting)
To successfully use some IBM WebSphere Application Server command-line tools, you might need to explicitly elevate Microsoft Windows user account privileges if you are not using the built-in administrator account to run the commands. This action is applicable to the Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 operating systems only.

If Windows User Account Control (UAC) is disabled on your system, then this document is not applicable.

You must use a Windows user account that has full Administrator account privileges for certain operations on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. Commands that involve Windows services or access to the Windows system registry require that type of full authority due to the Windows User Account Control implementation for those two operating systems.

For example, if you use a regular administrator group account that is not the built-in Administrator account, then you will likely need to explicitly elevate your user account privileges when you run the launchpad or Profile management tool commands. This action assumes that your operating system is running with the default values for system-wide security policies that are related to the Windows User Account Control.

Thanks and Regards

Bhaskar Ramaraju

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