SkyDrive can't be run using full administrator rights

During the installation of Skydrive you encounter the following error message: SkyDrive can't be run using full administrator rights
This problem is mostly encountered under Windows Vista SP2.
The problem can be solved either by installing the application on a standard account or by modifying the UAC settings your PC, SkyDrive won't work when UAC is disabled.

Make sure UAC is enabled. To do this:
  • Go to the Start menu and then Control Panel.
  • Double-Click on "User Accounts".
  • Click Enable or disable User Account Control. Enter your admin password if required.
  • Check "Use User Account Control to help protect your computer" to activate the feature, and then click OK.
  • Try installing Skydrive again .

If the security configurations (Enhanced Security Configuration) prevent you from connecting to SkyDrive, please refer to the steps below:

1 - Open Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu > Internet Options
2 - Go to the Security tab, select Trusted sites
3 - Click on Sites

4 - Add the following URLs to to the trusted sites list (uncheck "Require server verification(https) for all sites in this zone):
- about:security_SkyDrive.exe

Save your new settings and launch Skydrive.
Source Diana_Mo (Microsoft Community moderator)

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Published by deri58. Latest update on November 26, 2012 at 03:14 AM by deri58.
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