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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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 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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If “Run as administrator” can be used without entering a password, am I a full administrator in Win 7?

If "Run as administrator" can be used without entering a password, am I a full administrator in Win 7?
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How to login with an administrator account using OpenSSH on Windows 7?

I have just installed Cygwin and Openssh on my win7 box. After setting up the openssh, I can log in with my account (of course admin). But, I found my account under Ssh shell is filtered as a standard ...
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How does “run as administrator” affect printing?

I noticed that in my Win2008 Server machine, if I start an app by right clinking as selecting "run as administrator", that it can't print anything. But if I run the app normally, it prints just fine. ...
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Configure Mouse Buttons for “Administrator”/Elevated privileges

I am, for better or worse, an administrator on my Windows 7 machine. However, even then, I still need to run certain programs "as Administrator" - for example, Visual Studio 2008 when working with ...
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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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How can I run a Cygwin command (not a Windows native command) as privileged?

If I open a (elevated via UAC) Bash Shell in CygWin: Luis@Kenobi /cygdrive/c/Windows/system32 $ crontab.exe -l -u Luisito must be privileged to use -u Tested on WinXP-SP3 and Win7-SP1. Same results ...
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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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Unable to save changes to UAC?

I am having issues with the user account control settings on my laptop. I change them and rebooted and they are fine until I reboot again and they re-set back to the highest level. There are a number ...
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runas with GUI popup?

In Windows Server 2012R2, I've added a context menu item in Explorer to allow me to open certain files with a specific program as Administrator. I use this command: "%SystemRoot%\system32\runas.exe" ...
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Cannot map network drives using 'net use' while elevated as an administrator

So, this problem stems from not being able to save anything on my network drives. I tried using takeown on everything in the network drive as the user Joey (which is an administrator on my computer ...
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Majority of applications require explicit administrator rights

I have a windows 7 computer, and I've been having a really frustrating problem where the majority of applications require administrator rights that normally didn't on my previous windows 7 computer. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 disappearing applications and shortcuts

I installed a number of applications on a new laptop running Windows 7, selecting "run as administrator" wherever necessary. But after rebooting, all executable files (.exe, .bat) were missing from ...
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Windows 7 access control explained

I'm getting a little confused with Windows 7 access control. I'm aware of why access control is in Windows 7, and I'm relatively familiar with Linux access control. Does Windows 7 access control ...
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Is there a way to indicate/show “runas” user or administrative rights in the titlebar of a window in windows7?

I sometimes start applications with elevated rights and forget to close them later because they are not distinguishable. Through something like an "Open File..." someone can easily abuse those apps if ...
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Every time I run uTorrent in Windows 7, I get “Do you want to allow this program to change files on your computer?”

Every time I run uTorrent in Windows 7, I get Do you want to allow this program to change files on your computer? I'm new to Windows 7, and this behaviour is annoying me. Can I make uTorrent a ...
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How can I Install ActiveX in Windows 2008 R2?

I am testing Windows 2008 R2 as a desktop OS. But Oa in my company must be installed in it. Unfortunately the "Administering the ActiveX Installer Service in Windows 7" document by Microsoft states: ...
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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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Yahoo Messenger vs. UAC

Lately I've been needing to play with limiting user rights on some machines, UAC is turned on. We use Vista, and we also use Yahoo Messenger. When I use Yahoo Messenger as an Administrator, ...
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Strange Windows 7 Permissions

So the situation is that I have exactly one "normal" user account on my installation of Windows 7; Matt. First question, is this an administrator account? I have a number of small system tray apps ...
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Run As administrator installed application does not install to the User profile logged in? And shortcut question

Windows 7 Why would the restrictions of UAC keep an application from installing to a regular user profile? Run as administrator installs to the administrator user's profile running the install. Is it ...
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Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7(tried other threads but no luck) [duplicate]

I have a program which keeps on prompting when starting the windows. I have searched lots threads even the thread on Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 I tried everything in ...
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How do I gain access to my C: Drive after completely locking it down?

I know the title might seem completely ridiculous but please read this before being biased. Okay, so I got myself into a real squeeze. I installed windows 10 technical preview for Enterprise on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to reset internal hard disk drive access permissions on windows 7 [duplicate]

I restricted the access permissions of F drive on my hard disk after that my os is changed without removing the permissions thats why i am not able to access that drive, can any one help me ??
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UAC doesn't work anymore, and everything's blocked

Yesterday I tried to (stupidly) run a batch script that (theoretically) should reset the WinSock without restarting the system. It didn't work. And now the WiFi device doesn't exists; I cannot run ...
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Setting the default left-click action on a specific shortcut to “Open” or “Run as administrator”

I have two separate machines (running Windows Server 20008 R2), which both have the same application installed on them (in this case SQL Server Management Studio). If I right-click on the Start menu ...
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“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.” error on windows 8, WITH JUST INSTALLATION EXE , NOT executable shortcuts

I am the Admin on windows 8 enterprise, I have my UAC prompt turned off. I ALWAYS (regardless of UAC prompt settings) receive this error when running ALL EXE files which are only installation packages ...
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Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges?

Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges? As in, in Nautilus, when I open a .run installer and it requires root, can I have it automatically burst an ...
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gvim suddenly starts triggering User Account Control, on Windows 7, breaks AutoHotkey

On Windows 7, my copy of gVim has suddenly triggered the User Account Control popup "Do you want the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes on this computer?" As far as I can ...
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can UAC prevent reading a certficate?

Weird question with, hopefully, a short answer. I have this application running on windows 7 that calls a webservice through a .NET DLL. To be able to do that it needs to read some certificates, ...
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Make UAC prompt in remote desktop not default to smart card

In a remote desktop session, both client and server are Windows 8 Pro (w/Media Center), UAC prompts appear as follows (username and Microsoft account e-mail intentionally obscured, it does appear ...