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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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 ...
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Controlling UAC windows 7

I want to know if it is possible to control UAC behaviour in command line. Like for example, can i make a batch script for UAC to prompt user with dialogue for elevation when i try make changes in ...
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Stop graphics from switching on UAC prompt

I have a (minor) problem with switchable graphics on my laptop (Lenovo T520, NVidia Quadro NVS4200M and some Intel, drivers up-to-date). When I run an action on Windows 7 that requires an UAC ...
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Exception for UAC

I use a application called Everything (just google it) which automatically starts after I login. After I loged in, the UAC dialog appears which I must confirm with yes. This is a bit annoying each ...
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Windows UAC Protected folders

By default, C:\Program Files, C:\Windows are UAC protected. How to make additional folders to be UAC protected?
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UAC spontaneously turned on?

I told Process Monitor to monitor the system boot, and then rebooted. The system started, but some some programs started freezing. From exploring the symptoms a bit I suspected it was the antivirus, ...
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Elevated permissions and disabled UAC

I'm logged in as local admin user and with UAC enabled I have to elevate particular processes to actually run as admin so I'm able to ie. edit and save HOSTS file... Question If I turn off UAC what ...
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Blocking Programs on Windows XP

I am using Windows XP SP3 and I am having problem controlling .exe on my computer. Is there a way to me to control the programs I would allow my the users of my computer and if the program isn't in ...
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Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?

On a Windows Vista Business machine, I have Windows Task Scheduler task set to run everytime any user logs in. The task runs as a certain elevated admin user because the script is being executed from ...
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Cause a UAC popup from commandline without custom tools

In Win7, a user can right-click on a program and choose 'Run as administrator'. You get a popup, but do not have to enter the administrator password. I would like to get the same functionality, but ...
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Is there any way to elevate a command prompt in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevate a running program to administrator (Windows 7) Situation: I start a command prompt normally, without Administrator permissions, either accidentally by habit or ...
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Disable “You'll need to provide administrator permission” prompt in Windows 7

I'm just bored clicking on the CONTINUE button every time "You'll need to provide administrator permission" prompt appears, as I'm the only administrator of the PC. I've configured Notification system ...
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Windows 7 turn off UAC from non-privelaged account

i have a bit of a pickle.A few years ago i disabled administrator on my old windows 7 computer and created an admin account of my own. I also set a boot password. The problem is, now i can't access ...
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Whitelist .EXE in UAC? - WIndows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 Grant permanent UAC permission to one program? How can ...
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How to start a program as administrator through a pinned to taskbar shortcut, through one of the “recent” files

I'll try to explain my situation: I am a developer and use Visual Studio. I always want to run Visual Studio as administator. I have pinned a shortcut to the task bar and in its properties set it to ...
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Start elevated command prompt in %UserProfile% directory by default?

When I start an elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the initial directory is the %SystemRoot%\system32 directory. This is the default Windows behavior, and is not a problem ...
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Is it possible to disable UAC for one user only via registry or command line?

I would like to make a special user that has UAC disabled and I'd like to be able to automate it. Note that Disable Vista UAC for Admin Only is not a duplicate, because it uses GPOs.
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Prevent UAC from backup batch file

I have created a batch file to backup my files. I also want to backup the registry. However when i run the regedit /e "U:\Backup\Registry\regbackup.reg" command it pops op the UAC Can i disable ...
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How to deny elevation to a program?

Does Windows have a "automatically deny elevation request" list? If a user is a "standard user", it is possible to have Windows automatically deny any elevation requests by changing the ...
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Windows 7: Allow standard UAC user to install from CD

Using Windows 7 Ultimate, our users in standard acct cannot install / run any software from CD. How can I work around this without giving them admin access? I have admin access to make any changes. ...
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Create a shortcut with administrator rights for hosts file in Win 7

I'm trying to create a shortcut link on my desktop that is a link to the hosts file in Windows 7. The problem is that this shortcut will not open in administrator mode as the option will be greyed out ...
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Webex controlling remote Windows 7 desktops and UAC prompts

We use Webex to remotely support users by controlling their desktops. This is becoming increasingly annoying when used to connect to remote Windows 7 desktops, as UAC prompts on the remote machine ...
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Run a program in XP compatibility on Win 7 *without* admin rights

I have a VB.NET program I wrote which uses Process.Start() to launch an '.ARTask' file associated with BMC Remedy User. For reasons beyond the scope of this question (someone else had the same problem ...
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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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Windows 7: UAC Shield for same setup.exe shows on one computer but not another

Does anyone know why the UAC badge wouldn't show up for a given setup.exe icon on one computer in Windows Explorer, but when the same executable is copied to another computer, it does? Both machines ...
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How can I determine why exactly UAC is blocking an app from running/installing?

Windows 7 Professional (Fully updated). UAC seems to be preventing an Outlook Add-in from installing/running correctly. When I disable UAC and restart, it works fine. When I re-enable UAC and ...
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I am admin on win 7, why still need to “run as admin” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group? Windows 7 “Run as Administrator” when already an Administrator ...
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Windows 7 “Run as Administrator” when already an Administrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group? Silly question here: why in Windows 7 (and presumably Vista/Server2008) ...
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Executing Commands at Cmd Prompt Result in “Access Denied”

I am running Windows 7. Whenever I try to run commands like 'ping', 'ipconfig', 'taskkill', 'tasklist', etc from the command line I get an "Access is denied" message. I checked the "Advanced ...
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Opening a program as a different user (with /savecred) fails

What I'm trying to do is run a second instance (my personal account) of dropbox. I have a second user account setup, Dropbox installed, the Dropbox folder on the second acct shared properly. ...
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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 ...
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MSI UAC always opens behind window

When installing MSI packages, the UAC prompt always appears behind the MSI installer window. This does not happen for any other scenarios (EXE installers, other programs, etc), just MSI packages. ...
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Joined a domain, no prompt for administrator login when elevated privileges are required

I have added a new computer to Windows domain, but when I try to do something, what requires elevated privileges, I just get a message to contact administrator, but no promt to enter administrator ...
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Silently Skip Windows 7 UAC Prompts?

NOTE: I am not trying to disable UAC. I have a Windows 7 machine where I've added one administrator account and one regular user account. When using the regular user account, a UAC dialog will show ...
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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 ...