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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Running logon scripts with the standard user access token?

I have a powershell script which executes after I logon to my account. This is done by a group policy logon script. Because I am in the Administrator group this script is run with elevated rights ...
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change exe option to run as administrator by bat script on Windows 7

I can't disable UAC in Windows 7 and I want to change .exe option to run as administrator. I can right click on icon and goto compatibility then change this option through GUI but I have to do by ...
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no UAC prompt when opening the Services applet

My Windows 7 Ultimate no longer 'UAC prompts' me when I open the services applet (administrative tools). I can manipulate services without ever confirming the elevation. Yes, UAC is still enabled. ...
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nagging samsung apps on rf511 notebook

I just bought a Samsung rf511 notebook. While I find it an excellent buy, I have one problem with it: many of the Samsung apps that come preinstalled nag me each time I boot up the computer and login; ...
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Even though a program “runs as administrator”, UAC still pops up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does UAC still prompt me when “Run as Administrator” is permanently set? I set up a program (KM Player in this case) to always run as Administrator ...
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Windows 7 : How to set default choice as “Yes” in UAC?

Is there any way to set default choice as "Yes" ,while running any application in windows 7 it will prompt us to allow or not . By default select option is "no" always . I want to set "Yes" as a ...
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I want to make an item on a Windows 7 Jump List run as administrator

Only occasionally I have to open a Visual Studio project with a VS instance running under admin. This is a little inconvenient because I can't use the short-cut for that project in the VS Jump List. ...
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How to start computer with IE open and can't do anything else

I have a computer with two users on it: one Administrator and one User. I want to computer to automatically log into the User Account and open Internet Explorer. The User should not be able to do ...
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Why does UAC still prompt me when “Run as Administrator” is permanently set?

In the Properties, Compatibility (or Shortcut) tab I have ticked the "Run as administrator" box for certain applications that need administrator privileges. When I then run these applications Windows ...
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UAC warning with one file and not the other?

I have two identical files. Example1.exe and example2.exe. Example2.exe was created by copying example1.exe and renaming it. When I start example2.exe, I get the UAC warning box. When I start ...
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How to run an application with administrator rights all the time?

I have a shortcut to an application that I have to run as administrator. There is an option in the properties of this shortcut that this application should be always ran as administrator. ...
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C# Application prompts for Admin Credentials for particular user

I have two users one a month old, and one brand new. Both are standard users(belong to standard users group). UAC Setting is set to Default. Problem is while launching a C# App, old_user prompts ...
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Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges?

Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges? The user is member of the debug users, power users, performance monitor and performance log groups, however, this ...
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What is causing my system to wait 10 minutes after boot before presenting a UAC elevation prompt?

Since about four days ago, every time I restart or reboot my Windows 7 machine, the system comes back up with Microsoft Security Essentials disabled. The network and sharing icon in the status bar ...
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How do I run a program as admin without entering user credentials?

You're probably going to say DUPE! but that question's answer is specifically for a batch file command while mine isn't I have a domain that is running a program on all computers (Win7 and XP). In ...
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Easy quick notifications on Windows 7 with UAC

On Windows XP I was used to create simple notifications for myself using combination of at and msg commands. The whole thing was very easy hit Ctrl+R type eg. at 21:00 msg * Do something hit ...
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Can access a shared folder when logged in, but not with runas

We have a medium-sized school using a Win2008R2 domain. We have several shares that are blocked except to administrators. The problem is that if I log in as an administrator, I can access the shares ...
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Why doesn't Firefox trigger UAC notification on Windows 7?

I have a C# (WPF) application (my own creation) that needs to open a port on the computer. This means that it requires administrative privileges to run. The app is currently unsigned and every time I ...
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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 (where the Xs are ...
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How can I get around UAC in Windows 7 / Vista to run tests using Selenium under NetBeans?

I am trying to set-up a test environment for a PHP web application on a windows 7 system. I'm using the NetBeans IDE with the Selenium PHP plugin and PHPUnit installed on a local web server (XAMPP). I ...
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What does Control+Shift+[click on taskbar item] in Windows 7 do?

When I hold down Ctrl, Shift and click on an item in the taskbar in Windows 7, a UAC dialogue pops up asking if I want to allow the program to make changes to my system. I daren't grant permission ...
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How to assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled?

I have following scenario: I'm local admin on my computer with Windows 7 Enterprise and UAC enabled Computer is not in domain and is not under group policy I run some program without running it as ...
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Are there any security benefits to running as a Standard User in Windows 7 with UAC turned all the way up?

I currently have my Windows 7 machines set up so that my main user account, the one I use on a daily basis, is a Standard User. I have a separate account that is set as the Administrator. The UAC is ...
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Disable UAC prompt for certain executables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 Is it possible on Windows 7 to run a certain executable as Aministrator without UAC prompt and without ...
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How do I use RUNAS with the Administrator account disabled in Windows 7

My user account is an administrator account (well in the Administrator group technically). As I understand this I am always running in the standard user context except when elevation is required, ...
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How to remove UAC sheild Icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove UAC Icon Overlays (Blue-Yellow Shields) in Windows 7 How can we remove the (yellow-blue) UAC icon that overlay on our executable files without changing UAC ...
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Emacs on Windows 7 bringing up UAC

I downloaded Emacs 23 and unzipped it into C:\Program Files (x86)\GNU\emacs-23.3, and I ran the addpm program to install it. This put it into the Start menu, but when I try to run Emacs, I get two ...
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Use windows as non admin is the security equivalent of using UAC?

If I want to make my Windows more secure, should I use a standard account or UAC will suffice? With UAC I don't need to type passwords to perform admin tasks.
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Windows 7 always running with administrator rights

I did a series of Windows Updates to my machine (it was lagging behind a bit) and afterwards my user account seems to be always running with administrator rights. I first noticed when I ran cmd.exe ...
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Windows 7 security and Avast antivirus turned off by themself

I was just browsing around when at once I got messages that UAC, windows defender, Avast, etc. got turned off, without me doing anything. Then my PC turned by itself. I'm now running virus scans and I ...
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Deploying Windows Service through group policy fails with Event ID 102

I'm trying to deploy a custom Windows Service (written in C#; installed through a VS setup project) using a group policy. To help debug this, I also have two additional MSIs in the same policy. All ...
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Start a service (or services) with a double-click without the UAC prompt

I'd like to put an icon on my taskbar (pinned), quick launch toolbar (how to add a QLT on Windows 7) or system tray, that if I click or double-click it, it will restart a preset Windows service ...
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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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Issue running msiexec as Administrator in Windows 7

I recently bought a new HP computer and I am unable to run any MSI by double clicking it. I receive an error message: This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists ...
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What makes the UAC shield icon appear on the “Edit” permissions button?

When I right click on a folder and choose properties and then Security tab, sometimes the "Edit" button does have UAC shield icon and sometimes it does not. This is happening on the same machine ...
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Allow Non Administrator User To Launch iTunes When Another User Already Has iTunes Open

On My Windows 7 machine I have two user accounts, one Admin account for myself and one regular account for my wife. Both of us use iTunes to manage our separate music libraries and Apple devices. ...
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Windows has blocked some startup programs

I put a shortcut to MSI Afterburner, my graphics card monitoring program, into my startup folder. Every time I start up my computer, Windows pops up a message saying "Windows has blocked some startup ...
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Allowing a program that requires admin rights to bypass UAC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 I use a (desktop) search engine called Everything, which needs to be started at Windows startup, since it ...
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Windows 7 install printer driver silently without 'Windows Security Warning' dialog

I am trying to automatically-and-silently install a specific printer driver(ghostpdf) and printer to prepare multiple machines for running tests. I use Command line install of printer driver ...
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Reason for User Account Control dialog

Can I see the reason for User Account Control dialog appearing? When starting Pencil, the UAC dialog appears. I don't see a reason why the program should need elevated privileges. Is there a way to ...
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UAC dialog unresponsive for two seconds

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit and sometimes I experience about two second freeze when UAC dialog pops up. The computer stutters for about two seconds before showing the dialog and another two seconds after ...
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Duplicate permissions of “C:\Program Files” for other directories

I am setting up a computer that uses an SSD for the operating system (Windows 7 Professional) and a hard disk for data and most programs. I would like to have two "Program Files" directories, one on ...
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Win7: Disable UAC/Secure Desktop video mode change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop UAC/Secure Desktop from dimming the screen Just had to upgrade my office PC to Windows 7, and every time a program wants admin access it seems to enable a "secure ...
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Unable to access network drive from Elevated command prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 problem to access shared folder I have an existing set of build scripts which registers the COM components after the build. Now I'm doing these things in ...
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WinRAR context menu's “Extract here” does not work in Windows 7

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop and I am the administrative user. I have also installed WinRAR. Whenever I try to extract a RAR file using the 'Extract Here' option from the ...
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Stop Foxit Reader from showing the UAC dialog on each start

Recently Foxit Reader started popping up the UAC dialog on each start asking if I want to run it as administrator, and allow it to make changes to my computer. How could I make that stop? Disabling ...
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Run application without UAC from application with UAC enabled

My current process of 'explorer.exe' is UAC enabled (has elevated permissions), but any program I start using the Start Menu etc. also has UAC enabled now. How can I disable this? So, how can I run ...
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Run As Administrator Shortcut Without Password Prompt

I have installed a program on Windows 7 that needs Admin rights to run properly. When running on Windows XP; I used the runas command with the savecred switch to create a shortcut that opened the ...
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I have enabled hidden administrator in Windows 7 home, but programs still don't work

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and would like to do some maintenance tasks such as running Disk Defragmenter. However, this and other programs and applications that I'm accustomed to using are now ...
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System recognizes admin password on the Welcome screen but not when elevating

I set up Windows 7 with a couple of standard accounts, and an administrator account (called Odin). I can log in to Odin just fine from the Welcome screen. While logged into Odin I can do anything that ...