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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Setting a shortcut to trigger task scheduler

I wanted to disable the UAC popup box when running the command prompt as admin, but this didn't work for me. What did work, was setting the task scheduler to run it as admin given a specific trigger. ...
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Allow Standard user to run program requiring UAC elevation

I need a standard or limited Windows 7 user to be able to run an application (Fallout Mod Manager) which requires UAC elevation. I've tried the Application Compatibilty Toolkit, but that did not work ...
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How useful is UAC?

Does it work like the Unix tradition of running as a non-privileged user? Is it enough to eliminate the need for an antivirus?
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Is it possible to disable UAC for one user only via registry or command line?

I would like to make a special user that has UAC disabled and I'd like to be able to automate it. Note that Disable Vista UAC for Admin Only is not a duplicate, because it uses GPOs.
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Windows 7 install printer driver silently without 'Windows Security Warning' dialog

I am trying to automatically-and-silently install a specific printer driver(ghostpdf) and printer to prepare multiple machines for running tests. I use Command line install of printer driver ...
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Prevent elevation (UAC) for an unsigned application

I'm in the task to make a .manifest file, so Win7 does no bother me with the UAC because it is an unsigned app. (The app is old and wont be upgraded) I've tried several ways from looking around the ...
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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 ...
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How to force any program to run with no admin privileges in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to force any program on Windows 7 to run with no admin privileges. If the program actually needs admin privileges, it may throw errors or crash. This is acceptable. What I'm ...
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Windows UAC cannot write to Program Files

I want to have UAC enabled but at the moment it's really annoying me. I often need to edit text files that are located in the Program Files folder, but doing so requires administrative privileges. ...
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How do I make every program run as an admin? [duplicate]

I want every file on my computer to, by default, run as UAC admin. This means that if I were to download a file it would auto get UAC, etc. I have disabled UAC popups entirely:
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Windows 7 UAC lightbox is slow to appear - can it be sped up?

On my Vista machine I never noticed any lag with the UAC lightbox, but on Windows 7 the desktop disappears, then there is a definite delay of about a second of black screen before it pops up - just ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+Del over VNC with Windows Vista and UAC off?

I'm trying to set up a machine here with UltraVNC on Windows Vista with UAC off. The problem is, in this configuration, I can't send Ctrl + Alt + Del (CAD) to the Windows Vista machine, and ...
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Cannot activate .net 3.5 on Windows 8. Can't activate from control panel and never got an installation CD or iso with my computer to use DISM with

I've been trying for about a week now to activate .Net Framework 3.5 on my computer to no avail. I've been trying to activate it via 'Turn Windows Features On and Off' in the control panel as well as ...
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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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How to fully stop UAC Windows 8

I have a problem, i have a Windows 8 realease Preview. I have UAC turned off always, but for test i switched UAC on (slider up) and restarted my pc, then, i turned it off (slider down) and restarted ...
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change exe option to run as administrator by bat script on Windows 7

I can't disable UAC in Windows 7 and I want to change .exe option to run as administrator. I can right click on icon and goto compatibility then change this option through GUI but I have to do by ...
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Windows 7 : How to set default choice as “Yes” in UAC?

Is there any way to set default choice as "Yes" ,while running any application in windows 7 it will prompt us to allow or not . By default select option is "no" always . I want to set "Yes" as a ...
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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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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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Disable UAC prompt for certain executables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 Is it possible on Windows 7 to run a certain executable as Aministrator without UAC prompt and without ...
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How to disable “Installer Detection” feature of UAC in Windows 7 Home Premium?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question: How to force any program to run with no admin privileges in Windows 7? First, I have no idea why there isn't an option to at least try running any program ...
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Start a service (or services) with a double-click without the UAC prompt

I'd like to put an icon on my taskbar (pinned), quick launch toolbar (how to add a QLT on Windows 7) or system tray, that if I click or double-click it, it will restart a preset Windows service ...
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Creating An “Elevated Shortcut” Allowing UAC To Be Bypassed For Certain Trusted Applications?

The User Account Control (UAC) notifies oneself before certain changes are made to your PC ie those which require Administrator level permissions. But sometimes this can be annoying especially for ...
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What is a command you can run from CMD.exe that requires UAC elevation? [closed]

I googled this, and I couldn't find an answer. What's a command that you have to UAC elevation in cmd.exe to run?