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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Do integrity levels only apply to executable files?

Does the "Integrity level" property of an NTFS file only have an effect for files which are executable and executed? Or can changing the integrity level (e.g. via icacls) on a "data" file have an ...
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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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“The requested operation requires elevation” when using Admin login

To start things off I am using a PC on a network with my own Active Directory login, but when I say Admin Account I mean I'm using the network's AD Administrator account. I'm trying to edit my Hosts ...
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Why is a member of “Backup Operators” group denied from running backup?

On my Windows 7, I created a user, BackupUser5, and added him to the "Backup Operators" group. By design: Members of this group can back up and restore files on a computer, regardless of any ...
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How does UAC generate the relevant list of accounts?

When you click on a "shielded" button in Windows 7, UAC tries to figure out what accounts can access the feature behind that button. This happens very quickly; and I succeeded to capture it only by ...
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How do I configure my application to run as administrator automatically?

I have created a patch file with an executable inside of it using Winrar SFX feature. After executing the SFX file and the extraction ends up, my executable file will never run because it doesn't have ...
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Open graphical runas window from script on Windows XP

My customers don't want to do a SHIFT+Right Click > "Run as" on a script. So I am looking for a way to do exactly the same from a batch script. How to open this window on Windows XP from a batch ...
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If a Windows cmd.exe is running with elevated privileges does anything I execute from its prompt also run with elevated privileges?

If my cmd.exe Window says "Administrator" in the title bar, indicating it was started with elevated privileges, does this mean anything I execute from this command window is also run with elevated ...
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What triggers a UAC warning?

I have recently written a C++ application which does things that I would consider "risky" for Microsoft's standards (like system(), CreateProcess(), etc), and it turns out that it doesn't trigger UAC ...
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Request Administrator Access in Batch File on Windows 8

I'm alway using the following code for automatically prompting UAC.It works fine on Windows Vista/7/2008.But it seems that on Windows 8 the script can't get the administrator privilege even the UAC ...
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Give admin privilege with a fully limited user windows 7 professional [duplicate]

i by accident made myself into Administrator for networking purposes; this i thought at first wouldn't be a problem but then i noticed. I am a paranoid person, i have my UAC maxed, so without admin ...
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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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Regedit does not ask for password when started as administrator

I needed to change the access rights to the system log on two computers (both running Windows 7), as described in this question. I did it successfully on one of the computers. On the second one, I ...
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How to disable Windows UAC totally, leaving no parts of its mechanism in memory? [duplicate]

I know the question of disabling UAC is quite popular and has already been asked here, but my question is more specific. What I seek is not just to get UAC out of my way but to release all the system ...
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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?
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What are the differences in permissions between domain admin on member computer and local admin?

I am having an installation issue with a custom written add-in for Outlook. If I am logged in as the domain admin on the PC I can install the program without seeing a UAC prompt and the installation ...
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RunAs in Windows 7 vs XP

In windows XP, The "run as" box will give the option to run as different user and by default the username contain PCName/Administrator. in windows 7 the run as will just give you an empty box to fill ...
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Run process which “requires” elevation as non-elevated process or make it “think” it's “elevated”?

I have application which I don't want to tamper with my system settings, they require me to run them as administrator but I don't want that. I am 100% sure the applications will work without elevated ...
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UAC manifest file

I have an exe, for which I have created a manifest file shown in URL: change exe option to run as administrator by bat script on Windows 7 The problem is that, the exe writes the output to a child ...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...
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How to add shortcuts to HTML files to Win8/Win2012 Start Menu without UAC?

I have a Windows 2012 server joined to a domain with UAC disabled by group policy. I'm logged on as a domain user with local admin rights. I create a shortcut to a local HTML file, then I add that ...
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How to logon as an admin in a dekstop and turn off user account control settings when i am not in the administrator account? [duplicate]

Hi um recently my dad thinks that i am downloading too much of things and he set the user account control settings high. This prevents me from even installing bit torrent in my HP touchsmart. I tried ...
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Windows Server 2012 UAC issues

Hello I'm a developer and my workstation has Windows Server 2012 as its operating system. Because I'm developing for Azure, a bunch of apps have to always run as admin (such as Visual Studio, ...
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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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How can I open the User Account Control settings from command line

It should be something like control APPLET.cpl, but I am not able to find the applet name. Does anybody know?
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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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Is Windows vulnerable because its sudo equivalent does not require a password? [closed]

On Windows from Vista and onwards, you have to press through an UAC dialog to perform something that requires admin rights like installing or uninstalling programs. On Linux to become root, you have ...
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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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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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How to permanently deny uac requests for an application [duplicate]

I regularly get annoyed by things like java asking me if it can go check for and install updates and its really annoying. The uac dialog appears and does its usual screen dimming, which is great for ...
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Win8 consent.exe “File system error -1073741819”

consent.exe ([UAC]) is failing for me every time I try to install a program or driver, or disable UAC; Faulting application name: consent.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50108159 ...
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AV prevents me from changing settings on remote machine

I use a program called synergy which is essentially a virtual/network Keyboard/mouse. One computer acts as the server and the other client PCs can then use the keyboard and mouse. If you want to ...
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Using runas to run netsh as administrator

I'm trying to do some debugging for a vendor on a Windows 7 machine. I need to run netsh to set a parameter. I've tried to run it from a cygwin/shell window but get a "Run as administrator" failure. ...
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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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UAC issue with matlab on win 7

I have the following problem using matlab on Windows 7. When I double-click a .mat file matlab starts and loads the double-clicked file. Double-Clicking further .mat files opens them also in matlab. ...
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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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UAC warning still occurs after program is uninstalled

I have uninstalled a program but continue to get the UAC warning popup for that program every time I start my PC. How do I get rid of it?
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I get no elevate dialog anymore

Whenever I launch a program, try to save files in 'C:\Program Files' and more, I don't get the Administrator Privileges dialog anymore. (Started about a month ago) I can't run the chrome flash plugin ...
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Windows 7: Is there a way to move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds folder?

Using display fusion there's an option to change my logon background to whatever my desktop background is. The problem is that whenever my background switches I get a UAC prompt. I understand that ...
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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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Disabling UAC on Windows 8 causing issues with installations

I disabled UAC on my Windows 8 install, but I found that it caused me issues when I needed to install downloaded programs (installation would fail due to no admin privileges). I re-enabled UAC, but ...
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Extracting a zip file via VBScript running as a service

Details OS: Windows 7 UAC: Disabled What: I am running a VBScript that extracts a zip file, and the vbscript is kicked off by Jenkins service. I need to use the VBScript, and I can not use external ...
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Make a permanent exception for Steam's BuildBot in Windows 7 UAC

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I am the only user of the computer, although I do have a password-protected backup account. I have not disabled UAC, nor do I wish to. I also use Steam (unfortunately). ...
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Unable to fully disable UAC in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have problem with fully disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 8. I've never had such problems in Windows Vista, or Windows 7 - just have to disable UAC in Control Panel, reboot, and that's ...
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Make UAC stop asking for password of first installer

When I execute a program that makes the UAC jump I get the following message: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer? That is fine. ...
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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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Annoying programs that ask for Admin permissions on boot up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you turn off UAC for a single app? Silly question: I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, and having lapsed in my study of Windows, I do not know how to grant ...
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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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Win7: “… the call to DllRegisterServer failed with the error code 0x80004005.”

I've searched around for answers on this topic and the one solution that keeps coming up is to run command prompt as administrator. I'm getting the following error in Windows 7: "... the call to ...
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Is the UAC level in Windows per individual user?

Can each user have different UAC level in a PC? Specifically, can an Admin have UAC level set to "never notify" and a User have UAC level set to "always notify" and so on?