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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which version of windows implements consent.exe

I'd like to know which version of windows does implement consent.exe to enable elevated commands. I d also like to know if it is possible for sys admin to change this for another process ? And then, ...
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Unable to run an exe after reinstalled Windows

There is an exe file which I cannot run from Explorer, which only alerts me: Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item No ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, administrator account lacking full access privileges

My local Windows account is an account of Administrator type. Note that it's not the built-in account of Administrator name. Before Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I was using Windows 7 Professional. In ...
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Is there a way to keep UAC enabled even when group policy is configured to disable it? [closed]

Where I work, UAC is completely disabled via the group.policy. It is disabled for the benefit of other workers but for what I do I do not need it to be disabled. With UAC disabled on Windows 10 ...
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Start Menu shortcuts not appearing in search results

Any new shortcuts I add to the start menu fail to show up in the start menu search results. I've tried rebuilding the index to no avail.
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How do I allow UPS World Ship to bypass UAC?

I have found a way some time ago that allowed me to whitelist UAC from certain applications by using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit. This had worked for quite some time, however, it ...
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Restore full access to C: on Windows after turning on/off UAC

After installing Windows 10 and disabling UAC I was able (as a user from the local Administrators group) to write into any folder on disk C:, including C:\Program Files. One day I decided to turn on ...
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What is Exchange Activesync Policies Broker, and why is it constantly showing UAC prompts?

A quick Google search returns only foreign language forum posts and garbage search sites like findeen.co.uk and 2search.pixub.com. Ever since the latest version of Windows 10 was installed (version ...
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launch installer from NFS share

I'm a domain user in local admins group. I'm trying to launch an installer from a network location, but it tells me that "I don't have a permission for that file" and "suggests Admin assistance" ...
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Avoid writing username in User Access Control screen

I use Windows 10 and it frequently pops up this dialogue: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" It is just fine asking me this, but I am annoyed at writing my username every ...
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Find out what does change the settings for User Account Control all the time

The settings of the UAC get changed by some app/program/process. As a result I can't open Edge, calculator, Windows store or any other Metro style app. If I try to open it I get xxx can't be ...
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What can cause images to not show in HTML Help (chm files) if UAC is Enabled in Windows Embedded Standard 7?

(Copied from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36452561/what-can-cause-image-to-not-show-in-html-help-chm-files-if-uac-is-enabled-in-w , it seems like the topic is a better fit for SU) On a computer ...
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Log in to Windows 10 as Administrator using RDP

I have two Windows 10 machines. I remote into the desktop using my laptop. Remote works, but I cannot get Administrator access. Both are Windows 10 Pro. Both have the same local accounts, each ...
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Can some Windows folders be configured so that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt?

Can some Windows folders be configured such that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt? It is not a matter of the program requiring elevated permissions, but Windows ...
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Can Malware infect a machine with UAC enabled and not elevating a process

Is it possible for Malware to infect a machine (i.e. not just a user account) running in a standard user account when UAC is enabled, if the process is not elevated? I ask because I want to know how ...
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Keep UAC but prevent game/full screen app from minimizing

windows 10 Pro 64. My UAC settings is the 2nd from bottom (Don't dim my desktop). I want to keep the UAC on for security but I don't want my games or full screen applications to be minimized whenever ...
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Application requires Admin privileges, but Admin account is in use (Win 10 Pro)

I try to install UPS monitor application from producer site: http://fideltronik.com/files/ups-monitor/UPSmon3en.msi . After instalation, application tries to run services, but message appears: ...
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Silent version of parental controls for Windows Vista

This question is in a familial context. The concerned people have only minimal knowledge to use their computer. I can't teach them anything security related. In order to protect a user to install ...
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Disable Windows UAC when installing software [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable UAC when installing software but only for a custom set of users or a group?
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from ...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 10 (stuck)

I have 2 accounts, one of them is just a normal Microsoft account that I log on to every day, the other one is administrator account I just hid with SpecialAccounts registry hack. The problem is, ...
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Program not starting from startup folder

I have a lot of Windows 7 PCs with a lot of users each and UAC enabled, some administrators but most standard users. I have made a program in C# which I want to start on startup for all users. I have ...
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Windows 7 Allowed end-user to install applications signed by a specific publisher

I have a situation for a user which is not in a corporate LAN. The user is a small business with a home computer. To prevent other members of the user's family from installing malware, games, or other ...
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UAC versus groups other than Administrator

Is there any description, from Windows user perspective, of what UAC exactly does to user privileges anywhere? And what is elevation exactly. I'm looking for something like this article but not so ...
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How to display kernel times and Admin processes in Windows 10 taskmanager?

I noticed that comparing to Windows 7, a lot has changed in taskmanager. There are mainly two features I am currently missing: 1.) show kernel times - was present in Win7, is now missing, why? 2.) ...
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Can a domain account (with admin rights to machines) be enabled and disabled to allow it to be used to update software?

I have a domain environment across two sites. There are very few users who have admin rights to machines - for obvious reasons of users installing what they want, when they want and ignore the ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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Windows Security-Ctrl Alt Delete

Main Question: Why can other programs interact within the secure desktop environment? Why can other programs initiate ctrl-alt-delete? What can be done to prevent unauthorized commands being sent ...
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Run dialog “run as admin” option

Is this a Windows 7 feature? Is there any way I can start whatever I type there as admin always if I have UAC on? I don't want to have to configure every app that I want to start as admin, or use ...
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User account control in windows7?

It's annoying when I get a popup message saying "do you want the following program to make changes to your computer" for every application I run on my windows. Is there anyway to change or disable ...
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Unknown publisher - how to tell UAC the program is ok?

I've found an interesting utility called OpenHardwareMonitor which gives live updates for CPU temperatures and some other metrics. Impressive. Question is, when I launch the application, Windows User ...
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“Run as Administrator” context menu item missing after upgrade from XP to 7

I have upgraded from XP pro to 7 ultimate (32bit) If I leave UAC settings default, I have no "Run as Administrator" menu item in the contextual right-click menu onto an executable. Additionally, ...
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Set Default Username in UAC Prompt

Is there a way that I can have UAC prompt using a default value for the username? I still would like the option to using another username, or the ability to switch to another user, but would like to ...
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Run application without administration rights in windows

I followed many guides (link1 link2) trying to start an application that requires administration rights (such as defraggler) as a normal user (non admin), but i had no luck. Do you know if these ...
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windows 7 is no longer prompting me when opening a cmd prompt [closed]

i'm not complaining, just observing.. Windows 7 is no longer prompting me when opening a cmd prompt. My UAC setting seems to be default I open a cmd prompt start..cmd I get no prompt so one might ...
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Restore Windows 7 VirtualStore folder and UAC redirection

I have a single Windows 7 machine with local accounts where I disabled VirtualStore folder redirection in secpol.msc and later after some testing enabled it again for use with an older application ...
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Can one decrease the netlogon timeout below 15 seconds (negative ExpectedDialupDelay)?

If I am outside my domain any user login or elevation will have a 15 sec delay because an "AD Ping" or rootDSE query is done using the CLDAP protocol. The server won't answer because (though ...
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How can I find the password of a CygWIN 'cyg_server' privileged user?

Have given this a good web-search, and inside the forum also, but cannot yet find. I have the Privileged user cyg_server as a CygWIN user in /etc/passwd file, and it also shows up in its own right as ...
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virtualize user-specifed path on windows?

windows has "file virtualization" feature, which protects its system folders(windows, program files, ...). If an application tries to write on system folder, it redirects I/O to a folder in user ...
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Why won't my mapped drive persist for elevated user after reboot?

This is related to this issue: Command Prompt in Administrator mode doesn't see mapped drives I'm needing to run a program (InstallShield) as an elevated user, but this program also needs to ...
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Compatibility-Mode doesn't work in Windows 10

I used to play the game Freelancer, which originally was designed to work with win98/Me/2000/xp, with Windows Xp/Vista/7. Now I upgraded to Win 10 and it doesn't run anymore. The problem is, that it ...
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Can't access UAC (windows 7)

When I try to open UAC nothing happens, I also noticed that I can't rename and delete folders in program files.In user account settings it says that I am the administrator (I'm the only user).
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Windows 10: no UAC prompt in explorer

When I'm trying to copy or move files to a system directory (like C:\Program Files or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) nothing happens instead of being prompted for access rights with the ...
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How to decide what apps can be run from the 'Guest account'?

Let's say I want people to only be able to run VLC, Wordpad and Internet Explorer/Edge when they login to my PC with the guest account (not password protected). How do I go about this?
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“Yes” is disabled in Windows 10 elevation dialog

I can't elevate to administrator on my installation of Windows 10. When I try, I get the normal message: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC? There is a "Yes" button and a ...
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NTFS permissions denying delete but allowing modify, forbid from explorer and commandline, but let apps do so

I need this for an internet shop workaround until they can use diskless technology. We got people deleting files of games in windows thinking they're hotshot of sorts. They're in a a drive that is not ...
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Cannot copy file into …windows/system32/en-US

I have successfully edited the "winlogon.exe.mui" file through ResourceHacker software. But when I was trying to copy it back to overwrite the original "winlogon.exe.mui" file in ...
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Some programs won't start/install without running as administrator

After upgrading my Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro I'm having trouble when trying to install certain programs (e.g. PyCharm, JRE) without right clicking the .exe and selecting "Run as Administrator". ...
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Completely disable UAC in Windows 10

When I was running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, I had UAC disabled and everything was working smoothly for me. Now I've updated to Windows 10 Pro 32-bit (and recently also the 2015-11 update), I'm ...
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Disable UAC controlling the saving of files in Windows 7

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and I am getting used to the new UAC it has; I don't mind the extra clicks to install programs and what not, however what is annoying me is that files I have ...