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 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 ...Windows/system32/...
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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 ...
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regsvr trying to register a dll

Ok, so I have my father set up on his Windows 10 PC as a non-admin user with UAC settings set on max. This was intentional. He's about as technologically inclined as a toaster. Today, his computer ...
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How can I disable the Windows UAC popup specifically for Teamspeak 3 client?

Everytime I start up Teamspeak 3 client, I get Windows UAC pop up and to be honest it's finally annoyed me to the point I'm going to try and do something about it! After reading up on teamspeak it ...
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Does Avira Antivirus require responding to a UAC prompt for EACH manual scan?

Testing Avira Antivirus on a Windows 7 SP1 system. See this Software Recommendations SE post for the reasons why. When performing manual scans with Avira from the Windows Explorer context menu, a ...
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How can I run ALL my Apps “as administrator” in windows 10 [duplicate]

I know about the suggestions of http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3436-run-administrator-windows-10-a.html. However not one option provides an answer to my question. I want to run as admin all ...
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Run applications as administrator by default in Windows 10

I have just got a new laptop with Microsoft Windows 10. My previous laptop ran Windows 7. I'm trying to get applications to "run as administrator" by default, so that I'm not constantly having ...
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remote assistance is not allowing me to click on UAC prompt, even though I checked the box to allow

I need to be able to connect up to customers computers and would like to use Remote Assistance, but I am unable to click on any UAC prompts, even though the user puts a check mark to allow me to click ...
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How to mass remove MS Forefront CS from all network computers

I am trying to remove MS Forefront CS from all of our company machines so we can go behind and install Symantec. I've discovered 4 different versions of Forefront CS on our systems and I've created ...
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Can't get a command prompt window to show when testing a UAC batch file on startup

Most of the questions relating to this seem to be centered on hiding the command prompt window when running a batch file at startup. I seem to be having the opposite problem. I'm trying to run a ...
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Why does the Windows Experience Index assessment require elevation?

What does the assessment do that can't be done under standard (limited) user permissions? And if the action(s) that necessitate elevation were allowed to be run by a standard user without elevation, ...
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How to run Windows Apps with UAC turned off

I Have turned UAC off for some reasons on Windows 10 using these method: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/currentversion/policies/system EnableLUA ==> 0 Which is what I want, the ...
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How to run executable on a network drive in compatibility mode from command line

I have an application (written in Powerbulder 9) that calls an executable on a network drive through the command line. Many people use this application with the same executable on the network drive. ...
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UAC: File not visible

In my System32 directory, the following file exists, and I want to modify it with an hex editor. C:\Windows\System32\WTMKM.exe I can see this file in Windows Explorer, in cmd and in Total Commander. ...
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Running vbs via wscript display error regarding file association

I'm trying to run a vbs script in order to get elevated privileges in Windows 7: wscript OEgetPrivileges.vbs The problem is I get this message: This file does not have a program associated with ...
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Running 'GoToAssist' in Citrix without 'administrative permissions'

We are offering our customers a personal desktop within a central Citrix farm. Now some of these customers use vendors that demand the use of GoToAssist for support. My question is if anyone can ...
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How to turn off “untrusted location” warning for a digital-signed exe running from a network share

I feel this quite annoying. On my Windows 7 SP1 machine, when I want to run a digital-signed exe(as Administrator) from a network share, Windows shows me an orange warning box. But if I run the ...
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What Windows account is used when no one is logged in?

When no one is logged into Windows, (the log in screen is displayed) which user are the current processes running as? (The video/sound drivers, login session, any server software, accessibility ...
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Set administrator rights to program (Windows 10) and have it not ask for permission?

I want to set the programs I normally use and consider safe to always have full access, but it's still annoying how, even set to run as administrator, unblocked and I can personally guarantee are not ...
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“Run as admin” is disabled for file shortcuts, regardless of UAC setting

I am trying to run a specific Visual Studio solution with elevated privileges in Windows 10 (I found that without them, the VS aspx server does not work properly out of the box). I created a shortcut ...
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Windows10 UAC pop-up

I've recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (64-bit, Pro) and there's an aspect of its UAC behaviour that puzzles me: My desktop is covered with shortcuts to apps I've installed under XP, ...
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How to fix “This app has been blocked for your protection” error message in Windows 10?

Windows 10 UAC has been blocked my application and every time showing "This app has been blocked for your protection" error message. I have searched online for help but none of theme helped me to fix ...
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force log off after UAC has been disabled

I'm having to install Windows updates on multiple stand alone systems. I have my update_script.bat script to run, but as it loops through installing each update I am prompted by UAC controls for my ...
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How to run Windows 10 Settings app as administrator?

In Windows 7 I created two users: a regular user that I log in as and an administrative user that I enter the password for whenever I did anything that required elevation. This seems to work well ...
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Cannot add fingerprint login to non-standard account in Windows 10

Tl;dr:I have successfully added a fingerprint to an administrative account, but it won't work with the built-in one. Bug? When attempting to add fingerprint login with Windows Hello under the built-...
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Run exe from network share, with/without admin privileges?

I'm trying to run a Win7 exe that's on a network share (a Linux CIFS server). The share was created by a non-admin (see Windows 7 problem to access shared folder). I can read and edit and write ...
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User Account Control Bypass without login administrator

Is another way to bypass this if you encounter this window with administrator user? The user and password of all PC is unknown, I don't want to reformat the whole PC just remove all administrator ...
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How to make all apps run as Administrator in Windows 10?

How do I make every app / software run as administrator in windows 10, without breaking the calculator? I'd prefer to simply remove UAC and have the apps run with the credentials I am logged in with, ...
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Elevate standard user to administrator without changing user profile

Every so often I try to find an easy answer to this, but I just can't. I'd like to log in as a standard user account for the added security it brings. I'm also a developer and often need to run ...
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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Require UAC password different from the user password

Is there is a way to make UAC prompt for a password that is not the password of any of the users on the PC? Is there a way to set a UAC password so that not even any of the administrators could ...
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Windows 10, can't edit hosts file

I have recently gotten a new computer and have upgraded to Windows 10 (though I suspect this is a problem in other versions as well.) My user is an administrator. I have set UAC to the lowest level. ...
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Unable to install fonts on Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 x64 Pro and I'm unable to preview or install fonts. When I try to preview a font (double click or Right Click >> Preview), I get an error message that reads "The requested ...
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Why does UAC prompt for a password instead of yes/no?

Until today, when I started Command Prompt as an administrator, I would get a yes/no prompt like (image copied from web): Today when I start a Command Prompt as administrator, I get a prompt like ...
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Permissions totally messed up - Windows 7

I totally messed up my user permissions as I keep getting an 'Access Denied System 5 error" at a command prompt. In my stupidity, I just started changing all the 'user/mycomputer' permissions thru UAC ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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How can I use Apps like Cortana with UAC disabled and no password requirement on boot?

I don't want the annoyances of UAC constantly asking "Are you sure?" nor the annoyance of having extra steps to preform (login) when my laptop boots up. There isn't actually any good reason to have to ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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I just want to disable the UAC prompt not the UAC itself. how?

How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8? The first answer above. I can't find "Local Security Policy" OS: W 8.1