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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UAC prompt window delays at least 1 minute in Windows 7

I have an issue with UAC, only when is executed for first time it delays at least one minute, after that, any task which requires it, the UAC promps in 2 or 3 seconds. When I waiting that, I see in ...
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User Account Control Keeps Popping Up

I am signed into my laptop on a domain network. I keep having a User Account Control login pop up asking me if I want to allow Networksto make changes to this computer. This keeps popping up all of ...
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Windows 7 cannot verify publisher of certain system executables, incl. cmd.exe

I was trying to run cmd.exe as administrator in Windows 7 and I noticed that Windows didn't recognize it as being published by Microsoft Windows as it normally does. I tried a bunch of other commands ...
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UAC dialog when changing windows settings windows 7

Each time I change a windows setting in control panel that requires admin a UAC (User account control) dialog pops up and this did not happen before. I am the main administrator on the computer and I ...
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Avoid launching explorer to UAC-elevate a program from shell

I'm a member of administrators group on Windows 7. I need to run foo.exe from a Cmd or Powershell. The exe file requires elevation to work but the elevation is not specified in its manifest. Usually ...
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Require password on elevate in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I'm setting up a new laptop that has Windows 8.1 installed. What I'd like to do: require the account password to be entered whenever I get an elevate prompt ("Allow the following program to make ...
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How can I elevate once and for all the monitoring software from my motherboard when logging with a normal account?

I have recently updated my Motherboard. The new one (the make is Asus) provides a set of mostly monitoring/tuning software, e.g. to monitor the CPU temperature or stuff like that. All is nice and ...
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How do I run the Windows 7 Explorer shell with Administrator Privileges by default?

The Windows 7 shell (Explorer) can be made to run with Administrator privileges by this manual process: Kill Explorer shell by holding down Shift+Ctrl, right-clicking the Shut down button in the ...
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How to list another account in the Windows 8 UAC prompt

At work, I was recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I've been using the Win 8 UAC prompt for installing software a lot, but I have to keep typing in the full admin name: “[machineName]\AdminAccount”...
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disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run on non-administrative accounts [duplicate]

I want to disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run by non-administrative accounts but with administrative permissions. How can I do this? I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Is there a way to automatically disable the UAC each time Windows 7 boots (I'm an administrator)?

At work, we have a group policy (I think it is a group policy, correct me if I use the wrong term!) that automatically resets the UAC to "Default" every two days or so. I'm administrator on the ...
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Access denied on a directory (my own): So locked down that everything fails from icacls to takeown

On my Windows 8.1 system, I have a folder called "D:\Benutzer\Alle\Musik" (I'm german, this is like Users/All/Music) which was linked to the Music library folder in windows. I decided to add my music ...
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How to take a screenshot of Window's secure desktop?

By default, Windows Vista/7/8's UAC prompt is shown on a secure desktop. Unfortunately the Print Screen key doesn't seem to have any effect when viewing the secure desktop. I can see the reasoning ...
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Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?

I have an MSI that needs to run with administrator permissions. This installer will do some admin stuff, and eventually put a shortcut on the user's desktop. When I set the installer to "Run as ...
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Why is Adobe Flash asking to update when I don't have it installed?

I was shown a UAC prompt while working asking me if I wanted to allow Adobe Flash to run. (Looked identical to the first screen shot here: https://forums.adobe.com/message/4563117 ) Trouble is, I ...
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How can I get around “error 0x80070522” when creating files in the root of the C drive (C:\)?

One of our customers has just found a problem when trying to create a file on the root of the C Drive (C:\), on a Windows 7 Professional PC. I know they shouldn't be keeping files here, but there is ...
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Allowing Underprivileged Users to Install Fonts on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've run into this huge issue with a graphic designer. They want to be able to install fonts they have downloaded. This user is a non-admin user on the local machine and a non-admin user on our ...
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How to open a file for editing in Administrator mode?

I have .config files set to open in Notepad++. The files I edit are typically in protected locations (e.g. c:\windows\, c:\program files..., etc..) thus requiring administrator access. I'd like to ...
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csrstub.exe keeps on appearing on UAC, should I allow it?

csrstub.exe keeps on appearing on the User Account control asking permission to run. I got the feeling that his is a malware so I always select no, however it keeps on popping back again. What is ...
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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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UAC Quiet Mode & Recycle Bin

When running UAC on Windows 7 in so-called "quiet-mode" (automatic "Yes" to UAC prompts on Admin accounts), Delete operations on restricted files (where the Delete option is marked with the UAC shield)...
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Reset UAC on a folder after permitting access

When I access a folder in Program Files I get a UAC prompt confirming with me that I want to permit access to it. I say "yes" and get permanent access. My question is: how do I reset this folder so ...
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Windows Server 2012: trying to copy files via command line, getting permission denied

This makes no sense to me. I'm logged in as Administrator, I run PowerShell as Administrator, and I even went to the Control Panel and moved the UAC slider thing all the way down. What the heck is ...
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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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Securing and protecting a shared computer

I allow friends and relatives to use my home computer, but I'd like to secure it as much as possible, and so I have a few questions: How can I require an admin password (that only I know) for any ...
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External mouse clicks not working during UAC prompt/windows or other elevated privilege programs

I have a Logitech Revolution VX, a small portable mouse. I use it on my laptop running Windows 7 64bit Professional. When a UAC prompt comes up, I can use the mouse to move the pointer, however any ...
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cygstart --directory switch is ignored when using --action=runas

It seems the --directory switch is ineffective when used with --action=runas when using cygstart. For example: cygstart --action=runas --directory=`cygpath -wa $PWD` cmd.exe /k dir The expected ...
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Locked out: Windows UAC messed up, domain server no longer available

I'm currently locked out of my Win7 laptop. I was allowed to take my work laptop with me when I left, but after 6 months away it started complaining that Windows needed to be activated. I tried ...
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Monitors go black at login and UAC prompts in Windows 7 [duplicate]

With an EVGA GTX 650 and 3 monitors (2 DVI and 1 HDMI), the monitors 'turn off' momentarily (as if entering power-saving mode, i.e. the backlights turn off) after logging in or invoking an application ...
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Limiting number of failed UAC password attempts?

Is there any way to limit or throttle the number of attempts at entering a password in the UAC prompt? Putting limits on how many times a password can be entered (either absolute or per time interval)...
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Process Hacker “System services”

Hoping that this isn't already asked somewhere and hoping it's not too vague. First time using anything on stackexchange. I'm a really curious person so I don't exactly need an answer to this ...
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Recover Windows 7 password of admin account with auto-logon enabled

I have a Windows 7 installation with just one (admin) account (guest is disabled). It is set to auto-login so I can get in without any problems and I can also 'right click' -> 'run as administrator' ...
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Can I launch Everything without getting UAC popup on Windows 7?

I like to use launchy, and on XP I can use it to quickly start a new instance of Everything so I can find some file or other. However on windows 7 when I try and start it from launchy I always get ...
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Hide account from login screen but can be used in UAC

So I have a Windows 7 home machine with 2 user accounts. One is a standard user account and one is an administrator account. Now this is going to be put in the hands of a very low-tech user so I don'...
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How a browser manages to execute a command in cmd?

Some time ago while visiting some web site in Opera 12.12 following Windows 7 UAC prompt appeared on screen: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe /c at 13:29:00 /every:T,M,Th,F,W,S,Su wmic.exe nicconfig where ...
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How to run msiexec with UAC turned on

I am running Windows 7 as a user with Administrator privileges, but I need an answer that works for Vista as well.. I'm trying to work out how to configure our product so that it can be installed ...
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How to run a program with elevated permissions from a limited permission user account without administrator password?

Pretend that I am a Karaoke DJ running a show with the application Sax & Dottys which only runs on Windows. I would like to hire someone to run the show for me in my absence. This means they would ...
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Delete userdirs as administrator -> access denied

I wrote a tool in C# which is supposed to delete user folders of old users after some security checks. The problem is although I start the application as administrator (with UAC to minimum settings) ...
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How to create an administrator account only used for UAC and prevent from WinLogon? [duplicate]

I am trying to create an administrator account to be used only as a UAC credential prompt when launching specific command (such as user account creation). I also want to prevent from login with this ...
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Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
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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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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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Network Configuration Operator and UAC Issues

I am deploying computers to folks where they use network devices that require them to change the IP at will, but I do not want them to have any other privilege. To my delight, this group seems to fit ...
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UAC for accessing private key

I like that Windows (Vista and later versions) asks me for a confirmation (UAC) before executing any new application. Can I somehow configure UAC to ask for my confirmation EVERYTIME an application is ...
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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same "Dani-PC"...
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Windows 8.1 mark an account as a Trusted UAC Account

From what I understand in windows 8 if you want to use/enable UAC you get a prompt unless you hack an icon or use the local SYSTEM account. I am fine with this, however is there a way to make a ...
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AppLocker and UAC on windows 8.1

Using the feature:"Local Security Policy-> Application Control Policies->AppLocker->Executable Rules->Create default Rules" will create a rule: Allow BUILTIN\Administrators All Files On Windows7 ...
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Why does program now require UAC confirmation where it didn't before?

I have a program which has not changed. It previously did not require User Account Control confirmation to launch, but now it does. My User Account Control Settings has not changed either; it is still ...
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How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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Unfamiliar .exe files attempt to run repeatedly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? User Account Control recently alerted me that a program named setupxxxxxxxxx.exe (the x's being seemingly ...