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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Command to run an application with Administrator privileges, but NOT AS administrator (prompt with UAC)

I want to start Notepad with elevated privileges to edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\host. Notmally I would type notepad in the search box, and with the program highlighted hot Ctrl + Shift + ...
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How do I grant elevated privileges for a program during runtime? [duplicate]

When I've already started an application with a normal user account, at some point I may face that the program actually requires an elevated privilege for some operation. Closing and restarting the ...
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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) are ...
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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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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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Set UAC Level with PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to set the UAC Level with Powershell/Command prompt. I'm aware the 'EnableLUA' value in the registry, but this won't set the level. It's just true or false. Is there a way to ...
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Active Directory Allow User to Install Only

On my active directory network, I want to satisfy my boss by giving him semi-administrative permissions that will allow him to Install programs as administrator in emergency situations on all ...
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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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AV prevents me from changing settings on remote machine

I use a program called synergy which is essentially a virtual/network Keyboard/mouse. One computer acts as the server and the other client PCs can then use the keyboard and mouse. If you want to ...
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Save UAC prompt credentials

I have an application that prompts for Admin rights when the current user is not an Admin. I want to be able to save the Admin credentials after the prompt so that the application will not ask for ...
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UAC “Yes” button is disabled, but I am logged on as an administrator

Im trying to run an installer on my Win7 laptop but the UAC "Yes" button is disabled. Even if I select "Run as Administrator" I cannot get past this prompt. What can I do from here?
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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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Run a program from context menu with admin priveledges (vista UAC)

I have been using Notepad2 lately, great util and i added it to the context menu hence i can click on a file and say Notepad2 and it edits it .. but it loads notepad2 without admin privs so i can't ...
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'Run as Administrator' does not work on Shortcuts in Vista

I have two Vista Ultimate 32-bit OSs installed on my PCs here (one desktop for about 3 years, the other a laptop for 1 year), and have been experiencing the following rather irritating problem for a ...
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Compatibility-Mode doesn't work in Windows 10

I used to play the game Freelancer, which originally was designed to work with win98/Me/2000/xp, with Windows Xp/Vista/7. Now I upgraded to Win 10 and it doesn't run anymore. The problem is, that it ...
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How to disable “Installer Detection” feature of UAC in Windows 7 Home Premium?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question: How to force any program to run with no admin privileges in Windows 7? First, I have no idea why there isn't an option to at least try running any program ...
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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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Get Administrator's privileges in Windows 8.1

Since I've installed Windows 8.1 I get lots of "Run-as-Administrator-troubles". I have to run anything as administrator to get it working. Though, there are things that do not work even that way. ...
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Launching MS Word from elevated process leads to “run-time error 429”

Weird problem. I'm trying to open a word doc from a command prompt. C:\> \somefolder\SomeWordDoc.docx If I do this from a normal prompt, it works fine. However, if I have launched the prompt ...
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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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Creating user account without admin or control panel

Simply put I need to create a basic user account on the computer without using control panel and without running any programs such as cmd with admin. Thanks In Advance
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How to let standard user run an application that asks for administrator previleges [duplicate]

I have an application that asks for adminin previleges to run on a user account with standard previleges on a Windows 7 OS. Assuming that there is no way of him knowing the Admin password what would ...
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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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High-privilege autorun programs (tasks) stopping on their own

There’s a program that I want to be automatically run on startup, but because it requires elevated privileges, UAC interferes with it auto-running. I used the Task Scheduler method of working around ...
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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: Is ...
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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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UAC dialog pops up when starting Google Chrome

I use Windows 7, and Google Chrome 7. Every time I start Google Chrome, a UAC Dialog box pops up with the question: Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? ...
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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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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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Log in to Windows 10 as Administrator using RDP

I have two Windows 10 machines. I remote into the desktop using my laptop. Remote works, but I cannot get Administrator access. Both are Windows 10 Pro. Both have the same local accounts, each ...
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Silent version of parental controls for Windows Vista

This question is in a familial context. The concerned people have only minimal knowledge to use their computer. I can't teach them anything security related. In order to protect a user to install ...
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How to decide what apps can be run from the 'Guest account'?

Let's say I want people to only be able to run VLC, Wordpad and Internet Explorer/Edge when they login to my PC with the guest account (not password protected). How do I go about this?
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Run applications as administrator by default in Windows 10

I have just got a new laptop with Microsoft Windows 10. My previous laptop ran Windows 7. I'm trying to get applications to "run as administrator" by default, so that I'm not constantly having ...
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PsShutdown in Task Scheduler of Windows 7

I try to use PsShutdown to schedule late sleep, restart and etc on Windows 7 machine. In order to run the command manually I have to open the command window as Administrator first. So how can I do it ...
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How to have programs launch on startup that requires UAC in win 8.1?

I know you can drag and drop a shortcut of a program you want to start after you log in automatically. "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\" But what if a ...
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Bypass UAC complete in W8 or W8.1

In my school, we have low-level user accounts (obviously) so we can do everything we want, except changing important stuff etc. However, the PC which was assigned to me has been having some issues, ...
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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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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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Using runas to run netsh as administrator

I'm trying to do some debugging for a vendor on a Windows 7 machine. I need to run netsh to set a parameter. I've tried to run it from a cygwin/shell window but get a "Run as administrator" failure. ...
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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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Windows 7: Benefits of a standard user account with UAC active in a single user setting?

I have been doing research over the last days to find the best way to set up secure user accounts in Windows 7. I learned some new things about UAC (user account control) and AAM (admin approval mode),...