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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Checking UAC Elevation of Running Process from Command Prompt

How can I use the command prompt (cmd.exe) to check if a process is running with UAC elevation / elevated privileges? If I were to use the Task Manager (taskmgr.exe), I could check by adding the "UAC ...
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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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Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7

I have some programs running on start-up like Everything. UAC prompts every time the Windows starts. How can I set a program to make sure that no intervening prompt would appear during start-up?
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User rights to read/write win.ini in windows 8.1

I use a program in Windows 8.1 Pro that needs full read/write rights to win.ini. - Logged in as administrator - UAC is disabled - Applications and administrators have full rights to modify win.ini. ...
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Why access denied for user within permitted group?

First let me start off by saying that I'm not an IT expert, and I've just been experimenting a lot lately with sharing and permissions in Windows 8.1. I've reached a point of extreme confusion right ...
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Bypass Windows 10 UAC “This app has been blocked for your protection.”

I ran into this problem when trying to install the USB (MTP) drivers for my Samsung Galaxy S4. Windows will not run the driver installer. It seems the reasoning is the publisher is not trusted. My ...
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How can I get the UAC/elevation prompt to remember my local username?

I want to be able to run as a non-admin domain account for normal work and be prompted for elevation when needed. This is fine when not in a domain as the elevation prompt remembers my user name and I ...
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Can User Account Control prompt use my user name by default? [duplicate]

I changed the setting User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to "Prompt for credentials". Now UAC asks for a password, which is good, but ...
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Looking for a simple way to forbid specific software from writing to the registry

I am working at a company with an admin account, which means my account has full access to the system and registry. I love to run portable software with my usb drive but some of the software is ...
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“Run as administrator” failing without message on Windows8.1, but “Run as different user” and consecutive “Run as administrator” working

Run as administrator now is broken the second time for me again after recreating user account locally. Neither on the command line nor via the context menu I can run as programs as an administrator ...
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Synergy client drops and reconnects at UAC dialog

I've been using Synergy for a while at work to connect my XP machine (the host) to my Win 7 laptop (the client). I previously was having issues with using Synergy and the UAC prompt, as described in ...
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'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'

Windows 8.1 64-bit Whenever I click on a PDF URL link it wont open. Instead I get this error message 'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'; I have switched my UAC level to ...
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I am unable to access my C drive. It says it is unable to display current owner

I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate OS, and my dad recently changed the setting in the sharing tab of my C drive to make it more private when I was using a shared network. Unfortunately, something he ...
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How can I get around windows 8.1 store (& metro apps) not working with UAC disabled

I have UAC disabled because it is annoying and causes more problems that it could ever possibly solve, at least for me. Here is yet another problem, and it seems to be due to a recent update as I ...
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How to remember parent process in nested batch scripts?

Can I remember the parent process that caused the child, in the sense of a return to the original script Batch as the directories are stored and restored PUSHDIR command POPDIR command? It may not be ...
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How to run a program under different user's accounts?

My program C:\Program Files\MyApp\Myprog starts with Windows startup; at device insertion Myprog.exe invokes another program C:\Windows\comp.exe. This process works fine in the admin account in which ...
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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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Disable taskbar flashing for only specific programs

I use WizMouse on Windows 8.1 as a lightweight program to automatically scroll the window under the mouse, regardless of whether that program currently has focus. I want the program to work even in ...
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Windows 7 64bit + Guild Wars 2 + ReShade UAC [closed]

The vanilla game works fine, but any try of injection (gemfx/sweetfx/reshade) ends with app crash. I found a solution for this: to run the game with admin privileges, but it didn't work. I got ...
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UAC Disabled - “Run as administrator” still required on some programs?

I have Windows 7 SP1 x64, UAC is disabled, however some programs don't work unless I right click and do "Run as administrator" (or check the checkbox in properties of .exe file) No UAC prompt shows ...
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How to elevate access for user NOT in administrators group and with disabled UAC in Windows 7?

When UAC is disabled and you try to perform a task which requires elevated access, you get "Access Denied" for users not in administrators group. However when UAC is enabled, you get an ...
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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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How can I open the User Account Control settings from command line

It should be something like control APPLET.cpl, but I am not able to find the applet name. Does anybody know?
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Windows 8.1 Administrator

I am evaluating Windows 8.1 for business purposes and there is one major drawback which I am running into. In Windows 7 our users normally turn UAC all the way off so that they can edit files on the ...
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Win+R runs as Administrator in Windows 8

In Windows 7 opening Run dialog (Win+R) and confirming with Ctrl + Shift + Enter ran specified command elevated. In Windows 8 this trick doesn't work anymore and I miss it a lot! Is there a way to ...
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How to always run as administrator applications on Windows 8

The problem is, when I open applications I need to always right click, select run as admin. When I don't do it getting unexpected application errors. BTW, I turned off UAC. It's annoying. Is ...
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Window 7 time limit for Kids but allow installation

Hi I'm trying to set up Window 7 so that it will block access after 9pm for a teenager . However, he can perform installation of anything he wants. I can't manage to do both because to set up parental ...
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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 Does Not Prompt for Fingerprint Authentication

I login with domain credentials (I'm in an enterprise-setting) as a standard user on a Windows 7 box. I logon with my fingerprint just fine, and even have fingerprints saved on a local administrative ...
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Stop Synergy losing focus on “client” when UAC prompted for program installs

Edit: OMG - Really sorry if anyone wasted their time reading through the book I just wrote I thought I would give one last thing a try... Stopped Synergy service running on both machines -> ...
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Make a permanent exception for Steam's BuildBot in Windows 7 UAC

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I am the only user of the computer, although I do have a password-protected backup account. I have not disabled UAC, nor do I wish to. I also use Steam (unfortunately). ...
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Have Windows “Run” dialog run as Admin?

Windows has this nifty little shortcut for running commands. Press Windows + r. Problem is, is there an easy way to have the commands I run in that dialog to prompt for a UAC credentials dialog and ...
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Application prompting for elevation on one WIndows 7 PC but not another

Can anyone tell me the factors that lead to an application generating a UAC prompt for admin rights? I know of a few things such as if the executable requests it in the manifest, if it tries to ...
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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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Remove Cached passwords on User Password reset

I didn't know which of the techy sites to post this on with it having a bit of everything... but on our network users are required to change their passwords every 60 days... now when this happens ...
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UAC Pops up for program that opens pictures. When did not before how to stop UAC from coming up

Ok problem is that UAC is popping up when opening animated gif files and other picture formats when using windows fax viewer. Now before I restored to factory default the UAC never came up when ...
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How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)?

How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)? If you know Linux we can elevate program into Root level, how to that in Windows 7 ? I have "standard" ...
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Changing UAC settings for a standard user

I was wondering if there is a way to change the use account control settings for a standard user in win 8. As an admin I can change my own settings to "never notify" but whenever other users try to ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin password for one specific program

I am admin of a Windows 8 PC. I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the software, however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin Password for ONE SPECIFIC program

I am admin of a windows 8 PC . I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the softwares however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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Can I have Windows 7 always allow Eudora to run?

I use Eudora (an older email client program). When I open my shortcut to Eudora, a User Account Control dialog appears asking me if I want to allow the program to make changes to my computer, before ...
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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 do I give myself privilege to create symbolic links on Windows 7 logged in as domain user?

I would like to be able to use mklink without the inconvenience of right-clicking on cmd.exe and choosing "Run as Administrator". I am logged in at work as a domain user with local admin privileges, ...
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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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How do I see which UAC permission was requested?

Is there the a way to view the permissions required when User Account Control dialog box pops up? I have this executable file that has a UAC icon on its lower left of its icon. I assume that it ...
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COM visible DLL only registered for Administrators

I have a 64-bit DLL and I also have an installer for this dll. This installer registers the dll as com visible. To do this i have to be admin. Everything works fine so far and i also can use the dll ...
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How to Remove UAC Icon Overlays (Blue-Yellow Shields) in Windows 7

Over some of my program shortcuts and install files, there is an uac icon overlay (blue-yellow shield) and I find them really ugly. Is there any way to get rid of them please? Edit I closed UAC to ...
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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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Allow regular users access to an application that prompts for UAC [duplicate]

I am looking to review user account permissions across a Windows Domain Network. I want to get rid of computer accounts with local admin rights and replace them with regular user accounts. This is all ...
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User Access Control no longer opens

I can not run programs as Administrator, because I tried to do this, and modifying the value in the registry didn't do what I wanted to do, I thought that it would stop asking for passwords and let me ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...