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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Make UAC prompt in remote desktop not default to smart card

In a remote desktop session, both client and server are Windows 8 Pro (w/Media Center), UAC prompts appear as follows (username and Microsoft account e-mail intentionally obscured, it does appear ...
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How do you make an application not run with elevated priviledges

I have this problem that started recently(about 3 days ago), every time I run Vim or Scite either by clicking its icon or using the context menu, it brings up the UAC dialog asking me if I want to run ...
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Windows 7 applications not working or installing

I have Windows 7 installed in my system, my problem is that applications don't get the right privileges. For example, usually when you download an application it will show it's install icon with the ...
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Task Scheduler shortcut not working

I'm trying to launch a shortcut from this guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-annoying-uac-prompts-how-to-create-a-user-account-control-whitelist-windows/ But the shortcut refuse to launch the ...
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Admin Access Disabled

I have an Asus Laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. When I booted the computer today it showed two user account options. One was mine, the other was "Other User". Logged in as normal but I tried to do ...
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Least privileges - run cmd as 'standard' user, from a privileged account, no password

This question is how to run with least privileges. This is not (really) about running with elevated privileges. First let me clarify a couple things about the general understanding of Windows 7 ...
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Why does there appear to be more than 1 dmcl.ini file in Windows 7?

Documentum uses a configuration file C:\Windows\dmcl.ini which I need to edit from time to time. As the file is protected by UAC, I am editing it by running Notepad as Administrator. However after ...
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What are possible ways to override User Access Control (UAC) while registering an ActiveX Control?

In an ASP.NET 2.0 Application, an ActiveX control is used. When user first time access the appliction and he/she did not have that ActiveX registered. Application show a popup to install ActiveX. When ...
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Using Windows 7/8, possible to grant all the privilleges to a user except installing new applications?

I thought it was simple. Just create one standard user account and they can do all the things they want except installing new apps. However to my surprise, even for small tasks like deleting App ...
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Windows 7 can't read DVDs after IT department revoked, then regranted “RemovableStorageDevices”

Problem After my IT department revoked - then re-granted - permission to use "Mass Storage Devices", my laptop's optical drive can no longer read DVDs or CDs. However, it appears to be able to write ...
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what is user that executes windows batch file

I have .bat file which works with network path using directory stack and therefore needs network privileges. My PC is member of domain. And here is strange thing: when I run batch file using double ...
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Win8 'run prompt' is not showing a UAC prompt if logged in as a lower user. (But did in Win7.) How do I get the old behavior back?

While running as a lower user in Windows 7, if I run, say, "services.msc" in the run prompt UAC pops up and allows me to either run it as the [current] lower user OR to enter administrative ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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Is there a way to let certain applications run with UAC without prompt? [duplicate]

I've looked at other questions in the related bar and they're close but they don't help. Anyway, I want to let one or two applications run as admin without getting this: However, I only want to ...
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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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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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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 ...