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 turn off “Always run as administrator” Windows 8?

I followed these instructions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8) to force my Visual Studio 2012 to always run as ...
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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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Windows 8.1: administrator account has access denied to other partitions

UAC is activated for the administrator. With Windows 8 everything is okay. After the upgrade to 8.1, the administrator account is denied to access the every partition except the one containing Windows,...
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Start elevated command prompt in %UserProfile% directory by default?

When I start an elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the initial directory is the %SystemRoot%\system32 directory. This is the default Windows behavior, and is not a problem ...
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Are there any security benefits to running as a Standard User in Windows 7 with UAC turned all the way up?

I currently have my Windows 7 machines set up so that my main user account, the one I use on a daily basis, is a Standard User. I have a separate account that is set as the Administrator. The UAC is ...
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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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Are standard users still useful when Windows 8 has UAC?

My last computer ran XP; administrators had unrestricted access (no UAC) and my normal day-to-day account was a standard user. I simply did a 'run as' then entered the admin credentials when I needed ...
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Why does the error “(app name) can't open while File Explorer is running with administrator privileges” occur?

I'm getting this message when I try to start a Modern UI app after explorer was restarted with admin privileges (by a setup program). I know how to fix it (just restart explorer without admin ...
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Windows 7 UAC (user access control) is being disabled on every reboot

To put it simply, I noticed UAC was disabled so I enabled it. I was prompted to reboot the computer for the changes to take effect. Upon my reboot I checked the settings again as I hadn't disabled UAC ...
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I want to make an item on a Windows 7 Jump List run as administrator

Only occasionally I have to open a Visual Studio project with a VS instance running under admin. This is a little inconvenient because I can't use the short-cut for that project in the VS Jump List. ...
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Can I change the user that is the default choice in UAC?

Windows 7 install. I RANU, so I have to hit the UAC every once in awhile. The problem is that it asks me to enter my password to elevate, but I need to enter the domain\username of the box admin (I'...
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How can I make my keyboard's media keys work when an elevated program has focus?

When I hit my media keys when using Visual Studio 2010 normally, they control Media Player Classic just fine. When I launch VS2010 with elevated privileges, I have to select another program in order ...
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Synergy client drops and reconnects at UAC dialog

I've been using Synergy for a while at work to connect my XP machine (the host) to my Win 7 laptop (the client). I previously was having issues with using Synergy and the UAC prompt, as described in ...
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Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges?

Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges? The user is member of the debug users, power users, performance monitor and performance log groups, however, this ...
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Run As Administrator Shortcut Without Password Prompt [duplicate]

I have installed a program on Windows 7 that needs Admin rights to run properly. When running on Windows XP; I used the runas command with the savecred switch to create a shortcut that opened the ...
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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 to....
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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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Cause a UAC popup from commandline without custom tools

In Win7, a user can right-click on a program and choose 'Run as administrator'. You get a popup, but do not have to enter the administrator password. I would like to get the same functionality, but ...
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Silently Skip Windows 7 UAC Prompts?

NOTE: I am not trying to disable UAC. I have a Windows 7 machine where I've added one administrator account and one regular user account. When using the regular user account, a UAC dialog will show ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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I am unable to access my C drive. It says it is unable to display current owner

I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate OS, and my dad recently changed the setting in the sharing tab of my C drive to make it more private when I was using a shared network. Unfortunately, something he ...
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Administrator account vs elevated privileges: what's the difference?

What's the difference between an Administrator account and elevated privileges? What types of things Admin account grants and where do you need elevated privileges? (i.e. run as administrator)
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Does “Run as administator” really do anything if UAC is off?

I know that User Account Control should not be turned off, but let's just say it's off for the sake of argument. With UAC off, I still have the option to "Run as administrator" on executable files, ...
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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 don'...
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How to completely turn off UAC in Windows 7?

How do I go about completely turning off the User Account Control in Windows 7?
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I am admin on win 7, why still need to “run as admin” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group? Windows 7 “Run as Administrator” when already an Administrator ...
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Run as different user and elevate

Within Windows Explorer, I can right click on an executable file and pick 'Run as administrator' which will launch the selected process with elevated privileges or I can shift-right click on the ...
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Disable “You'll need to provide administrator permission” prompt in Windows 7

I'm just bored clicking on the CONTINUE button every time "You'll need to provide administrator permission" prompt appears, as I'm the only administrator of the PC. I've configured Notification system ...
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Are processes launched by elevated processes themselves elevated?

I have a program that launches a browser window when a user performs certain actions. My program requires Administrator access (i.e. must be launched via "Run as Administrator" or have ...
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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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Can't drag programs into cmd window, if it's started with admin provilege

If I start a CMD window with administrator privilege, I can't drag anything into that window any more. Usually I'd drag a file into it so that I could get the absolute path of a file, which is ...
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How to launch a GUI Windows application with administrator rights without asking for the pasword from the user?

The user using the computer logs-in to the Windows 7 Professional system through an Active Directory domain and has no administrative rights. I am the administrator and can give him the rights but, ...
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What is causing my system to wait 10 minutes after boot before presenting a UAC elevation prompt?

Since about four days ago, every time I restart or reboot my Windows 7 machine, the system comes back up with Microsoft Security Essentials disabled. The network and sharing icon in the status bar ...
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Windows UAC vs. Linux sudo

Is it correct to say that Windows UAC is conceptually the same as Linux sudo? Can you point out the differences between the two?
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How to add exception in UAC list so that software runs without asking

Whenever i run few application it asks for UAC list , i have to press continue to run that software. Is there any way to add some program which i need on daily basis so that i don't have to press ...
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Is there any way to elevate a command prompt in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevate a running program to administrator (Windows 7) Situation: I start a command prompt normally, without Administrator permissions, either accidentally by habit or ...
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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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How does Windows 7 know to add the UAC shield to some shortcuts?

How does Windows 7 know to add the UAC shield to some shortcuts? I used to have to tell the program to run as an administrator. But now that same shortcut has the yellow and blue UAC shield icon on it....
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Webex controlling remote Windows 7 desktops and UAC prompts

We use Webex to remotely support users by controlling their desktops. This is becoming increasingly annoying when used to connect to remote Windows 7 desktops, as UAC prompts on the remote machine ...
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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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Windows 7 Administrator user doesn't have Admin rights

On windows 7, I have a user account of the 'administrator' type. However, whenever I try to do anything that only admins can do (ie: run a few cmd commands), I receive a message that I don't have the ...
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suddenly Windows 7 requires UAC for perl programs?

I've been happily running perl programs on my Windows 7 PC for almost a year, and now suddenly they won't run without UAC intervention. When I give permission, they run in a new window, blink their ...
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windows 7 second monitor switch off after UAC prompt

I have a laptop with a second monitor connected in extended mode. Every time a UAC prompt comes up, both monitors dim, then about 1 or 2 seconds after the prompt goes away, the extended configuration ...
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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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Don't understand why I need an elevated token to access a folder with full access

I've searched around for this, and all I can find is the usual "i'm an admin but need to elevate" kind of questions. This isn't quite the same. I have a D drive on a file server (2008 r2 and same ...
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Windows has blocked some startup programs

I put a shortcut to MSI Afterburner, my graphics card monitoring program, into my startup folder. Every time I start up my computer, Windows pops up a message saying "Windows has blocked some startup ...
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“Error 5: Access denied” when installing programs with UAC turned off

I'm having some trouble installing msysgit 1.7.3.1preview on Windows 7 Home Premium. I downloaded the setup file from the Google Code and then ran it. Upon running, I got the following error: I ...
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Make exe or bat require admin privileges UAC

I am trying to create an install CD to install multiple windows updates and hotfixes in one. The Autorun.inf launching a .bat (or .exe) running each update in turn. Currently if I run this .bat each ...
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How to remove UAC sheild Icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove UAC Icon Overlays (Blue-Yellow Shields) in Windows 7 How can we remove the (yellow-blue) UAC icon that overlay on our executable files without changing UAC ...
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VNC single click and UAC on Windows 7

I work for an IT consulting company and we have been using UltraVNC Single Click to remote in to our users' desktops. It has been working really well and our techs have been very satisfied with this ...