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 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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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?
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Save UAC prompt credentials

I have an application that prompts for Admin rights when the current user is not an Admin. I want to be able to save the Admin credentials after the prompt so that the application will not ask for ...
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Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it

I recently copied a 25.5GB file from another machine using WinSCP. I copied it to C:\beth.tar.gz, and WinSCP can still see the file. However no other app (including Explorer) can see the file. What ...
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Lync for IT support - problems with UAC prompts

I want to do IT-Support with Microsoft Lync Desktop sharing. Only problem, I have to disable UAC, because if UAC is enabled I get a black screen and the user has to click to accept, what I want to do. ...
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How to always run as administrator applications on Windows 8

The problem is, when I open applications I need to always right click, select run as admin. When I don't do it getting unexpected application errors. BTW, I turned off UAC. It's annoying. Is ...
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Make UAC dialog have focus by default

I recently threw in some extra RAM and an SSD into a pretty old laptop and tossed in an unused copy of Windows 7, and to my surprise it works pretty well. The only thing I had problems with was 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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User Account Control for Metro-style apps?

Are there any changes in UAC (User Account Control) for Metro-style applications in Windows 8? Metro-style applications come from Windows Store only and they should have already passed a lot of ...
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What is a “loader flag” in Windows?

I was following the accepted solution to the following SuperUser question, which recommends the use of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit to apply the RunAsInvoker fix: Prevent elevation ...
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Is there a tool that will automatically fix programs requesting elevation when they don't need it

I have heard of the external manifest trick to get programs not to ask for elevation when they really don't need it. Is there a program that will automatically modify or add a manifest to an ...
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How does UAC in Windows 8 work?

Is UAC in Windows 8 any different than in Windows 7, I've heard about access tokens and different application privileges, can you shed more light on that?
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Why my Network Connection Properties don't show UAC prompt & settings change everytime I connect?

I can't set my network connection interface properties, UAC prompt doesn't appear anymore for only this adapter interface. I disable Netbios but each time I connect it changes back to default. Earlier ...
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Windows Vista: Screen remains darkened for 30-60 seconds *after* UAC prompt

Fixing someone's Vista computer. Process: I click any program or process that opens a User Account Control prompt. Screen goes dim so you may hit Continue to perform a secure user action. I click ...
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User Account Control warning showed everytime I run an installed program

I just installed Windows 8 on my computer. Next I installed a program for prototyping (Pencil). Everytime I run this program I have the following Warning: User Account Control Do you want to allow ...
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In Windows, if I refuse an app's UAC request, why must it not continue running?

Coming from a Linux/Unix background, I cannot understand how UAC works in Windows. I heard that UAC works like sudo. My Linux application can do some other work before calling sudo. But in Windows, ...
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Googleupdate “user account control”

Out of the blue, now I'm getting the UAC dialog prompt for googleupdate.exe. I've had this program on my system for more than a year now, with not a problem. Perhaps there was a silent update or ...
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UAC is popping up after each login. How do I discover what's wrong and fix it?

I have an almost new PC running Win7 Home Premium. On each successful login I get a UAC popup asking for permission to "modify content on the disk" on behalf of the Windows Control Center. Any clue on ...
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Using “Run as Administrator” does nothing at all

I am using Windows 7 PC and have local administrator rights on this PC. Recently, when I right-click an icon in Windows Explorer and select Run as Administrator nothing happens. No window is opened at ...
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Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator

Background Most installation toolkits have the ability to launch, automatically or otherwise, external programs after installation. This is often appears in the installer via such options as "Show ...
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My Account type is Administrator in Windows 8 YET I don't get full access to folders

I'm running Windows 8 Pro. My account type is of admin: And My UAC is off: Yet, I still get errors like this: and
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UAC “Yes” button is disabled, but I am logged on as an administrator

Im trying to run an installer on my Win7 laptop but the UAC "Yes" button is disabled. Even if I select "Run as Administrator" I cannot get past this prompt. What can I do from here?
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Always elevated administrative rights in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8? I always used Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1) with User Account Control completely turned off - the slider in the ...