User Account Control is a technology on Windows Vista and up that improves security on systems by limiting processes to standard user privileges until an administrator manually authorizes privilege elevation.

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With the advent of the UAC, what are some specific reasons for why I should still log in to my personal Windows computer as a standard user?

I've seen lots of posts where people have asked the very same thing. And when reading the responses which favor using a standard user account, it seems like there is a lot of hand waving going on. I ...
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Delete userdirs as administrator -> access denied

I wrote a tool in C# which is supposed to delete user folders of old users after some security checks. The problem is although I start the application as administrator (with UAC to minimum settings) ...
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How can I get around windows 8.1 store (& metro apps) not working with UAC disabled

I have UAC disabled because it is annoying and causes more problems that it could ever possibly solve, at least for me. Here is yet another problem, and it seems to be due to a recent update as I ...
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How to remove UAC popup window for a single application

I'm trying to disable UAC popup window for a single application under Windows 7, but it seems that I can't find a solution. I already tried the methods provided to this question, especially by using ...
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How to create an administrator account only used for UAC and prevent from WinLogon? [duplicate]

I am trying to create an administrator account to be used only as a UAC credential prompt when launching specific command (such as user account creation). I also want to prevent from login with this ...
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Stop Synergy losing focus on “client” when UAC prompted for program installs

Edit: OMG - Really sorry if anyone wasted their time reading through the book I just wrote I thought I would give one last thing a try... Stopped Synergy service running on both machines -> ...
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UAC for accessing private key

I like that Windows (Vista and later versions) asks me for a confirmation (UAC) before executing any new application. Can I somehow configure UAC to ask for my confirmation EVERYTIME an application is ...
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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same ...
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Windows 8.1 mark an account as a Trusted UAC Account

From what I understand in windows 8 if you want to use/enable UAC you get a prompt unless you hack an icon or use the local SYSTEM account. I am fine with this, however is there a way to make a ...
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Why does program now require UAC confirmation where it didn't before?

I have a program which has not changed. It previously did not require User Account Control confirmation to launch, but now it does. My User Account Control Settings has not changed either; it is still ...
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Publisher Not Identified

When I click on My Computer>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another user, I get a pop-up stating: An unidentified program wants access to my computer. It also states that it is the User ...
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Is it possible to give the full path to an executable in “Image Execution Options\*\Debugger”?

Image Execution Options (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options) with a key named after the executable and a string (REG_SZ) value is known to be ...
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User Account Control Keeps Popping Up

I am signed into my laptop on a domain network. I keep having a User Account Control login pop up asking me if I want to allow Networksto make changes to this computer. This keeps popping up all of ...
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regedit command results in “access denied” in cmd

Edit: The issue at this point is that a regular user is granted access to the registry and there is no prompt for administrative credentials whatsoever. Prior to changing permissions (See Scott's ...
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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Windows Login Script ignore UAC

I have a GPO that will launch a Startup Script for a .exe(Install Shield) silent unattended setup. However the user is currently being prompted to allow program due to UAC. I want a true unattended ...
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how to reset internal hard disk drive access permissions on windows 7 [duplicate]

I restricted the access permissions of F drive on my hard disk after that my os is changed without removing the permissions thats why i am not able to access that drive, can any one help me ??
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Running hstart from MSYS

I'm trying to automate some things on my computer. And here's what I ran into. I'm running this command from MSYS prompt: hstart /elevate "cmd /k netstat -anb" First a message box with title ...
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Recover Windows 7 password of admin account with auto-logon enabled

I have a Windows 7 installation with just one (admin) account (guest is disabled). It is set to auto-login so I can get in without any problems and I can also 'right click' -> 'run as administrator' ...
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Solving a Windows common login user profile security issue

Our group has a number of Test Stands with PCs that are currently being accessed with a single group login. It has been sent from on high that this is not the way to do things for security reasons ...
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How to configure app to run in elevated mode from Standard User Account? [duplicate]

How to configure my c# app to run in elevated mode from Standard User Account? Generally i would like to add permission for a program to run in elevated mode under standard user account without ...
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Get Administrator's privileges in Windows 8.1

Since I've installed Windows 8.1 I get lots of "Run-as-Administrator-troubles". I have to run anything as administrator to get it working. Though, there are things that do not work even that way. ...
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How do I deny local logon but allow it for UAC elevation on Windows 7?

I want to send laptops out in the field, but I do not want them knowing the admin password. So, I will make a local account with admin privelages, but I will allow them to use it only with permission ...
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Launching MS Word from elevated process leads to “run-time error 429”

Weird problem. I'm trying to open a word doc from a command prompt. C:\> \somefolder\SomeWordDoc.docx If I do this from a normal prompt, it works fine. However, if I have launched the prompt ...
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UAC doesn't work anymore, and everything's blocked

Yesterday I tried to (stupidly) run a batch script that (theoretically) should reset the WinSock without restarting the system. It didn't work. And now the WiFi device doesn't exists; I cannot run ...
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Active Directory Allow User to Install Only

On my active directory network, I want to satisfy my boss by giving him semi-administrative permissions that will allow him to Install programs as administrator in emergency situations on all ...
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Windows Permissions: Group Ownerships, UAC

Problem: How can I set Windows so that if a user creates a file, his/her primary group has "full read/write/delete" permissions to this file? Context Users A and B belong to group QA Windows 2008R2 ...
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Force Windows to prompt for credentials for selected applications

I have two user accounts. One is my regular account, the other one has administrative privileges throughout the domain. I log on with my regular account, and launch most programs. As my regular ...
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Run program in Sandboxie but prevent it from being elevated

I have a program that I want to run sandboxed using Sandboxie. In order to allow for it to be run without elevation, I made sure that the storage behind the sandbox has all permissions (ACLs) set ...
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Setting the default left-click action on a specific shortcut to “Open” or “Run as administrator”

I have two separate machines (running Windows Server 20008 R2), which both have the same application installed on them (in this case SQL Server Management Studio). If I right-click on the Start menu ...
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Network Configuration Operator and UAC Issues

I am deploying computers to folks where they use network devices that require them to change the IP at will, but I do not want them to have any other privilege. To my delight, this group seems to fit ...
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Creating user account without admin or control panel

Simply put I need to create a basic user account on the computer without using control panel and without running any programs such as cmd with admin. Thanks In Advance
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AppLocker and UAC on windows 8.1

Using the feature:"Local Security Policy-> Application Control Policies->AppLocker->Executable Rules->Create default Rules" will create a rule: Allow BUILTIN\Administrators All Files On Windows7 ...
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Windows: Is it possible to take a screenshot (capture image screen) during UAC Administrator Elevation Prompt? [duplicate]

This is mostly out of curiosity, but I think it could be useful some day: As long as the UAC Administrator Elevation Prompt in Windows (Vista and laters) is supposed to be done in a different ...
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“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.” error on windows 8, WITH JUST INSTALLATION EXE , NOT executable shortcuts

I am the Admin on windows 8 enterprise, I have my UAC prompt turned off. I ALWAYS (regardless of UAC prompt settings) receive this error when running ALL EXE files which are only installation packages ...
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There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account

Ever since I switched my normal Windows 7 user account to a limited account (for some reason the default is an admin account ◔_◔), there have been multiple TEMP* accounts accumulating in C:\Users. ...
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UAC Whitelist for system processes?

On my computer (I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Administrator account), I have noticed that programs such as Resource Monitor, Task Manager, and MMC snap-ins do not prompt for UAC permission ...
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User accounts settings annoyance

I've been dealing with this problem for a while now and don't know how to fix it. SO every time I try to open "change user account settings" nothing happens when I click on it, same with change ...
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creating a new user account with the least privileges in windows 7

i'm just wondering how can i create a normal user account which can login without a password and can access only to the main partition usually named (C:) supposing that we have another partition named ...
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Query regarding UAC and editing files in Windows system folders

If I try to edit a text file in a system folder such as Program Files or Windows with Notepad (or an image with Paint, or... you get the idea) and then save it I get an "Access denied" error. Now I ...
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Virtualbox causing weird behavior in Windows (keyboard issues, UAC popups)

After installing Virtualbox, whenever I run it, my PC (Windows 7 x64 SP1) starts doing a few things that make it unusable until I restart the PC: Clicking a shortcut or other button on the taskbar ...
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Give regular user permission to access physical drive on Windows

Is there a way to assign permissions to a regular user to access a physical device/drive on Windows? The idea is to bypass "error: Cannot open the raw disk '\.\PhysicalDrive1'. Otherwise, it looks ...
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Force a UAC Prompt to Change Screensaver Settings

I want to force a UAC whenever someone goes to change the screensaver settings. I already did a registry hack where it forces the user to put in the admin password whenever the UAC pops up. Now I want ...
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7zip - self-extracting executables require admin privileges and trigger compatibility warning

When I create self-extracting archive executables for Windows with 7zip, the .EXEs trigger UAC on Windows7. And frequently after unzipping, I get this: I'm using commandline like: 7z a -sfx7z.sfx ...
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How to let standard user run an application that asks for administrator previleges [duplicate]

I have an application that asks for adminin previleges to run on a user account with standard previleges on a Windows 7 OS. Assuming that there is no way of him knowing the Admin password what would ...
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How can I run a Cygwin command (not a Windows native command) as privileged?

If I open a (elevated via UAC) Bash Shell in CygWin: Luis@Kenobi /cygdrive/c/Windows/system32 $ crontab.exe -l -u Luisito must be privileged to use -u Tested on WinXP-SP3 and Win7-SP1. Same results ...
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Opening some software does not show GUI in Windows 8.1, but has background Process running

I have a few applications that will open in the background, and even show a flash as if something is happening in the Window, but nothing ever loads as a GUI. Any way to debug or fix this? Currently ...
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'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'

Windows 8.1 64-bit Whenever I click on a PDF URL link it wont open. Instead I get this error message 'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'; I have switched my UAC level to ...
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Dropbox fails with “Dropbox requires administrator rights to continue, but could not elevate (unexpected error 6)” during installation

I just tried to install Dropbox on a users Windows 7 64 bit machine at work...and the installation program asked for my administrator password. When I type it in I get the error: "Dropbox ...
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How to run a program with elevated permissions from a limited permission user account without administrator password?

Pretend that I am a Karaoke DJ running a show with the application Sax & Dottys which only runs on Windows. I would like to hire someone to run the show for me in my absence. This means they would ...