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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How to always run as administrator applications on Windows 8

The problem is, when I open applications I need to always right click, select run as admin. When I don't do it getting unexpected application errors. BTW, I turned off UAC. It's annoying. Is ...
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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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Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista

Is there any way to configure application that requires administrator privilages (elevation) so it's automatically started with elevated privileges and does not request elevation on every startup? ...
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How to Remove UAC Icon Overlays (Blue-Yellow Shields) in Windows 7

Over some of my program shortcuts and install files, there is an uac icon overlay (blue-yellow shield) and I find them really ugly. Is there any way to get rid of them please? Edit I closed UAC to ...
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Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator

Background Most installation toolkits have the ability to launch, automatically or otherwise, external programs after installation. This is often appears in the installer via such options as "Show ...
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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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Always run a given program as an administrator in Windows 8.1 without prompt

I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make ...
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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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How to toggling UAC on/off quickly, eg. using command line, in Windows-7?

I'm writing codes which relates to UAC and need to turn it on/off very often. So that I'm looking for a way to turning it on/off quickly, prefer to use command line. Please share if you know how ...
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How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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Unfamiliar .exe files attempt to run repeatedly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? User Account Control recently alerted me that a program named setupxxxxxxxxx.exe (the x's being seemingly ...
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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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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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How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?

I am using Windows 8 Enterprise on my development machine. Most of the time, I need full administrator for debugging, changing system files, etc. In Windows 7, setting UAC to "never notify" would ...
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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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UAC being turned off once a day on Windows 7

I have strange problem on my HP laptop. This began to happen recently. Whenever I start my machine, Windows 7 Action Center displays the following warning: You need to restart your computer for ...
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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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'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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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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How do I enable pressing “y” for the UAC prompt? Only arrow keys work

I run into the UAC dialogue often enough. When it appears, my screen blanks out for a second and then is reshown with everything dim except for the UAC box. The box has two buttons, "Yes" and "No". ...
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Make UAC dialog have focus by default

I recently threw in some extra RAM and an SSD into a pretty old laptop and tossed in an unused copy of Windows 7, and to my surprise it works pretty well. The only thing I had problems with was the ...
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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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Can you turn off UAC for a single app?

I'm running windows 7 RC. I've got a few poorly-designed apps that force me to click through a UAC box in order to launch them. This is becoming quite an annoyance. I don't mind UAC aside from this ...
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Deleting folders give access denied error message on Windows 7, although I am administrator

I have an external hard drive that was used as a Windows partition before, but now I want to use it for storage instead. I have added it to my Windows 7 machine, but I am not allowed to write or ...
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Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?

Is there any way that I can force a program that normally requires administrator privileges (via UAC) to run without them? (ie: no UAC prompt and no system-wide access.) Added: Without modifying the ...
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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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Skype wants to make changes to the computer every time it starts

For a few days every time I start Skype I get an UAC prompt from Windows 7 about Skype wanting to make changes to my computer and whether I want to allow it. Why Skype needs elevated permissions all ...
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How to take a screenshot of Window's secure desktop?

By default, Windows Vista/7/8's UAC prompt is shown on a secure desktop. Unfortunately the Print Screen key doesn't seem to have any effect when viewing the secure desktop. I can see the reasoning ...
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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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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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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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Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7

I have some programs running on start-up like Everything. UAC prompts every time the Windows starts. How can I set a program to make sure that no intervening prompt would appear during start-up?
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How to start WampServer without providing administrator privileges?

I just set up Dexpot to start WampServer automatically when I enter a new desktop. The problem is that I've hidden my taskbar, and WampServer needs administrative rights. So I have to use Alt-Tab to ...
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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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UAC prompt defaults to Ok

Have a Win 7 box, SP1, with default UAC settings (just for the feeling). When I run something as Administrator, the UAC elevation prompt comes up, asking for an admin password. That's designed ...
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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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This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled

I'm using Windows 8 and since I'm a developer, I need full control over my PC. However, Window 8 doesn't have an straightforward way to disable UAC, and even by dragging the relevant slider to the ...
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Windows 7 turn off UAC from non-privelaged account

i have a bit of a pickle.A few years ago i disabled administrator on my old windows 7 computer and created an admin account of my own. I also set a boot password. The problem is, now i can't access ...
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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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How can I run a program with Administrator permissions on startup, and minimize to tray?

I like to keep Process Explorer running full-time. I particularly like to use it to display several statistics (e.g.: Usage graphs for CPU, RAM, Network, GPU) in the system tray. However, some of ...
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How can I get around “error 0x80070522” when creating files in the root of the C drive (C:\)?

One of our customers has just found a problem when trying to create a file on the root of the C Drive (C:\), on a Windows 7 Professional PC. I know they shouldn't be keeping files here, but there is ...
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Executing Commands at Cmd Prompt Result in “Access Denied”

I am running Windows 7. Whenever I try to run commands like 'ping', 'ipconfig', 'taskkill', 'tasklist', etc from the command line I get an "Access is denied" message. I checked the "Advanced ...
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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 ...