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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Adding my own signing certificate to the UAC exclusion list?

On Windows 7, applications signed by "Microsoft Windows Publisher" don't prompt for elevation when UAC is turned on. Is there any way that I can add my own code-signing certificate to the UAC ...
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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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Allow Standard user to run program requiring UAC elevation

I need a standard or limited Windows 7 user to be able to run an application (Fallout Mod Manager) which requires UAC elevation. I've tried the Application Compatibilty Toolkit, but that did not work ...
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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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“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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7zip - self-extracting executables require admin privileges and trigger compatibility warning

When I create self-extracting archive executables for Windows with 7zip, the .EXEs trigger UAC on Windows7. And frequently after unzipping, I get this: I'm using commandline like: 7z a -sfx7z.sfx ...
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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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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 ...
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How do you make an application not run with elevated priviledges

I have this problem that started recently(about 3 days ago), every time I run Vim or Scite either by clicking its icon or using the context menu, it brings up the UAC dialog asking me if I want to run ...
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Windows 7 applications not working or installing

I have Windows 7 installed in my system, my problem is that applications don't get the right privileges. For example, usually when you download an application it will show it's install icon with the ...
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Least privileges - run cmd as 'standard' user, from a privileged account, no password

This question is how to run with least privileges. This is not (really) about running with elevated privileges. First let me clarify a couple things about the general understanding of Windows 7 ...
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Why does there appear to be more than 1 dmcl.ini file in Windows 7?

Documentum uses a configuration file C:\Windows\dmcl.ini which I need to edit from time to time. As the file is protected by UAC, I am editing it by running Notepad as Administrator. However after ...
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Win8 'run prompt' is not showing a UAC prompt if logged in as a lower user. (But did in Win7.) How do I get the old behavior back?

While running as a lower user in Windows 7, if I run, say, "services.msc" in the run prompt UAC pops up and allows me to either run it as the [current] lower user OR to enter administrative ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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Do integrity levels only apply to executable files?

Does the "Integrity level" property of an NTFS file only have an effect for files which are executable and executed? Or can changing the integrity level (e.g. via icacls) on a "data" file have an ...
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How does UAC generate the relevant list of accounts?

When you click on a "shielded" button in Windows 7, UAC tries to figure out what accounts can access the feature behind that button. This happens very quickly; and I succeeded to capture it only by ...
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Open graphical runas window from script on Windows XP

My customers don't want to do a SHIFT+Right Click > "Run as" on a script. So I am looking for a way to do exactly the same from a batch script. How to open this window on Windows XP from a batch ...
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UAC manifest file

I have an exe, for which I have created a manifest file shown in URL: change exe option to run as administrator by bat script on Windows 7 The problem is that, the exe writes the output to a child ...
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How to permanently deny uac requests for an application [duplicate]

I regularly get annoyed by things like java asking me if it can go check for and install updates and its really annoying. The uac dialog appears and does its usual screen dimming, which is great for ...
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Win8 consent.exe “File system error -1073741819”

consent.exe ([UAC]) is failing for me every time I try to install a program or driver, or disable UAC; Faulting application name: consent.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50108159 ...
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UAC prompt defaults to Ok

Have a Win 7 box, SP1, with default UAC settings (just for the feeling). When I run something as Administrator, the UAC elevation prompt comes up, asking for an admin password. That's designed ...
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I get no elevate dialog anymore

Whenever I launch a program, try to save files in 'C:\Program Files' and more, I don't get the Administrator Privileges dialog anymore. (Started about a month ago) I can't run the chrome flash plugin ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 can I leave UAC on but set programs for which it doesn't prompt me?

I want to leave my UAC settings unchanged but every time Notepad++ starts, I get a UAC prompt. Is there a way to set exceptions for known programs?
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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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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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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 can I force elevation when working with security tab of file/folder properties in windows 7/2008?

In Windows 7 and above (maybe Vista), UAC comes to play when trying to assign permissions to files and folders via the security tab in file/folder properties. If I am a member of local administrators ...
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Is Windows vulnerable because its sudo equivalent does not require a password? [closed]

On Windows from Vista and onwards, you have to press through an UAC dialog to perform something that requires admin rights like installing or uninstalling programs. On Linux to become root, you have ...
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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 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, ...