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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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?
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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 ...
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Windows 8 file permissions vs Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have read How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?, and it did not solve my problem. When I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro 64-bit to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I noticed some permissions issues ...
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How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?

I am using Windows 8 Enterprise on my development machine. Most of the time, I need full administrator for debugging, changing system files, etc. In Windows 7, setting UAC to "never notify" would ...
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Where do I find the certificate file so I can add a program to “Trusted Publishers” in the certmgr?

I have three programs that startup automatically with Windows 7. They are: Webroot SecureAnywhere Soluto Anti-Frustration Software everything.exe Each of these programs bring up a blue UAC dialog ...
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Resolving the dreaded “an attempt was made to access a token that does not exist” in Win7 64-bit?

I attempted to access "Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy" today and received the error: "an attempt was made to access a token that does not ...
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Always start Visual Studio as an Administrator on Windows 8

Whenever I start Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 it always needs Administrator permissions to access IIS meta data and debug local web applications on IIS. If I turn UAC off, I cannot launch the ...
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Win+R runs as Administrator in Windows 8

In Windows 7 opening Run dialog (Win+R) and confirming with Ctrl + Shift + Enter ran specified command elevated. In Windows 8 this trick doesn't work anymore and I miss it a lot! Is there a way to ...
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Why can't I delete .exe files on my SSD Drive?

I recently "upgraded" the drive in my laptop to a Crucial M4 SSD drive. I can't be sure the SSD drive is to blame but ever since the upgrade I am having trouble with both Visual Studio and Eclipse not ...
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Unable to move Desktop Files on Windows 7

Has anyone come across an issue while running on Windows 7 Professional on a domain, where all the sudden they can no longer move around any files on the desktop? What's even more weird is when I try ...
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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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How do I enable pressing “y” for the UAC prompt? Only arrow keys work

I run into the UAC dialogue often enough. When it appears, my screen blanks out for a second and then is reshown with everything dim except for the UAC box. The box has two buttons, "Yes" and "No". ...
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Is a Separate Administrator Account Necessary in Windows 7?

I am getting a new laptop soon and wasn't sure what the best course of action was on this topic. On my previous computers, I have always had a standard user which I used most of the time and an ...
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Windows 7: Benefits of a standard user account with UAC active in a single user setting?

I have been doing research over the last days to find the best way to set up secure user accounts in Windows 7. I learned some new things about UAC (user account control) and AAM (admin approval ...
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Cannot write to directory after taking ownership

I had a directory on an internal hard-drive that was created in an old Windows 7 install. After re-installing my operating system, when I try to create a new directory inside that directory, I get an ...
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Check what administrator rights are needed by the application

Is there a tool that I can use to check why a certain application requires administrator rights under Windows7/Windows server 2008?
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Deleting folders give access denied error message on Windows 7, although I am administrator

I have an external hard drive that was used as a Windows partition before, but now I want to use it for storage instead. I have added it to my Windows 7 machine, but I am not allowed to write or ...
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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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Windows 7 UAC prompt password caching (Linux-like)

If you run lot of applications that requires Admin proviledges you are forced to re-enter the password over and over. Is it possible to set a (timed) caching of the Administrator password in Windows ...
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How to elevate a program without the UAC prompt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run program from command line with elevated rights I have a computer with these settings for UAC: Attempting to run a safe program results in a UAC prompt: ...
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How do I disable UAC for a specific program on my son's account?

I see a lot of answers for how to disable UAC for specific applications on one's own personal account, but I haven't seen anyone ask or answer this question. We have a family computer. Each of us ...