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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Find out what does change the settings for User Account Control all the time

The settings of the UAC get changed by some app/program/process. As a result I can't open Edge, calculator, Windows store or any other Metro style app. If I try to open it I get xxx can't be ...
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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 get ...
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Unable to install fonts on Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 x64 Pro and I'm unable to preview or install fonts. When I try to preview a font (double click or Right Click >> Preview), I get an error message that reads "The requested ...
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Restore full access to C: on Windows after turning on/off UAC

After installing Windows 10 and disabling UAC I was able (as a user from the local Administrators group) to write into any folder on disk C:, including C:\Program Files. One day I decided to turn on ...
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How do I (properly) access another users' recycling bin without logging in as him?

I am using Windows 7 daily as a limited user with UAC enabled. I log in as $USER and have have a dummy user called $ADMIN with Administrative access I use for elevation purposes. Unfortunately, some ...
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What is Exchange Activesync Policies Broker, and why is it constantly showing UAC prompts?

A quick Google search returns only foreign language forum posts and garbage search sites like findeen.co.uk and 2search.pixub.com. Ever since the latest version of Windows 10 was installed (version ...
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Give regular user permission to access physical drive on Windows

Is there a way to assign permissions to a regular user to access a physical device/drive on Windows? The idea is to bypass "error: Cannot open the raw disk '\.\PhysicalDrive1'. Otherwise, it looks ...
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launch installer from NFS share

I'm a domain user in local admins group. I'm trying to launch an installer from a network location, but it tells me that "I don't have a permission for that file" and "suggests Admin assistance" ...
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Windows UAC vs. Linux sudo

Is it correct to say that Windows UAC is conceptually the same as Linux sudo? Can you point out the differences between the two?
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Completely disable UAC in Windows 10

When I was running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, I had UAC disabled and everything was working smoothly for me. Now I've updated to Windows 10 Pro 32-bit (and recently also the 2015-11 update), I'm ...
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Fix Admins Permissions To Copy File in Windows 10

I just bought a new laptop. It came with Windows 10 Home 64 bit. So, it's not an upgrade. I have a USB drive that I use to copy files from work to my computer at home. There are a couple files ...
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Program not starting from startup folder

I have a lot of Windows 7 PCs with a lot of users each and UAC enabled, some administrators but most standard users. I have made a program in C# which I want to start on startup for all users. I have ...
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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions?

I'm using Windows Vista, with UAC enabled. I've installed an application, and the installer required admin privileges. The installer then started the application. I'd like to know if the application ...
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Avoid writing username in User Access Control screen

I use Windows 10 and it frequently pops up this dialogue: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" It is just fine asking me this, but I am annoyed at writing my username every ...
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Why does UAC prompt for a password instead of yes/no?

Until today, when I started Command Prompt as an administrator, I would get a yes/no prompt like (image copied from web): Today when I start a Command Prompt as administrator, I get a prompt like ...
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What can cause images to not show in HTML Help (chm files) if UAC is Enabled in Windows Embedded Standard 7?

(Copied from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36452561/what-can-cause-image-to-not-show-in-html-help-chm-files-if-uac-is-enabled-in-w , it seems like the topic is a better fit for SU) On a computer ...
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Lost access rights and permissions to secondary storage drive 'Program Files'. How do I regain control?

My problem is - I am unable to delete/uninstall/overwrite all folders and files inside of 'Program Files' in my storage E: drive, my operating system is installed in C: drive. I've read posts of ...
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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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UAC versus groups other than Administrator

Is there any description, from Windows user perspective, of what UAC exactly does to user privileges anywhere? And what is elevation exactly. I'm looking for something like this article but not so ...
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Can some Windows folders be configured so that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt?

Can some Windows folders be configured such that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt? It is not a matter of the program requiring elevated permissions, but Windows ...
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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 assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled?

I have following scenario: I'm local admin on my computer with Windows 7 Enterprise and UAC enabled Computer is not in domain and is not under group policy I run some program without running it as ...
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Can Malware infect a machine with UAC enabled and not elevating a process

Is it possible for Malware to infect a machine (i.e. not just a user account) running in a standard user account when UAC is enabled, if the process is not elevated? I ask because I want to know how ...
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Keep UAC but prevent game/full screen app from minimizing

windows 10 Pro 64. My UAC settings is the 2nd from bottom (Don't dim my desktop). I want to keep the UAC on for security but I don't want my games or full screen applications to be minimized whenever ...
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How to Run an app as Administrator without the prompt?

When I start SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I an error that's been around forever and is documented here. One of the suggestions to fix it that actually worked was to start SSMS with Run as ...
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WinRAR context menu's “Extract here” does not work in Windows 7

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop and I am the administrative user. I have also installed WinRAR. Whenever I try to extract a RAR file using the 'Extract Here' option from the ...
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Windows 10: no UAC prompt in explorer

When I'm trying to copy or move files to a system directory (like C:\Program Files or C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) nothing happens instead of being prompted for access rights with the ...
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Application requires Admin privileges, but Admin account is in use (Win 10 Pro)

I try to install UPS monitor application from producer site: http://fideltronik.com/files/ups-monitor/UPSmon3en.msi . After instalation, application tries to run services, but message appears: ...
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Disable Windows UAC when installing software [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable UAC when installing software but only for a custom set of users or a group?
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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Are standard users still useful when Windows 8 has UAC?

My last computer ran XP; administrators had unrestricted access (no UAC) and my normal day-to-day account was a standard user. I simply did a 'run as' then entered the admin credentials when I needed ...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 10 (stuck)

I have 2 accounts, one of them is just a normal Microsoft account that I log on to every day, the other one is administrator account I just hid with SpecialAccounts registry hack. The problem is, ...
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Does Avira Antivirus require responding to a UAC prompt for EACH manual scan?

Testing Avira Antivirus on a Windows 7 SP1 system. See this Software Recommendations SE post for the reasons why. When performing manual scans with Avira from the Windows Explorer context menu, a ...
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from ...
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Broken UAC, cant edit File/folders or change settings in user account

It appears that UAC is broken cant move/delete some file/folders, when asked to use administrative right (and say yes) it shows the loading bar and then nothings gets moved/deleted, no error ...
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Always start Visual Studio as an Administrator on Windows 8

Whenever I start Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 it always needs Administrator permissions to access IIS meta data and debug local web applications on IIS. If I turn UAC off, I cannot launch the ...
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Setting a shortcut to trigger task scheduler

I wanted to disable the UAC popup box when running the command prompt as admin, but this didn't work for me. What did work, was setting the task scheduler to run it as admin given a specific trigger. ...
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Windows 7 Allowed end-user to install applications signed by a specific publisher

I have a situation for a user which is not in a corporate LAN. The user is a small business with a home computer. To prevent other members of the user's family from installing malware, games, or other ...
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How to display kernel times and Admin processes in Windows 10 taskmanager?

I noticed that comparing to Windows 7, a lot has changed in taskmanager. There are mainly two features I am currently missing: 1.) show kernel times - was present in Win7, is now missing, why? 2.) ...
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Can a domain account (with admin rights to machines) be enabled and disabled to allow it to be used to update software?

I have a domain environment across two sites. There are very few users who have admin rights to machines - for obvious reasons of users installing what they want, when they want and ignore the ...
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How to make all apps run as Administrator in Windows 10?

How do I make every app / software run as administrator in windows 10, without breaking the calculator? I'd prefer to simply remove UAC and have the apps run with the credentials I am logged in with, ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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Windows Security-Ctrl Alt Delete

Main Question: Why can other programs interact within the secure desktop environment? Why can other programs initiate ctrl-alt-delete? What can be done to prevent unauthorized commands being sent ...
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Run dialog “run as admin” option

Is this a Windows 7 feature? Is there any way I can start whatever I type there as admin always if I have UAC on? I don't want to have to configure every app that I want to start as admin, or use ...
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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 ...
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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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User account control in windows7?

It's annoying when I get a popup message saying "do you want the following program to make changes to your computer" for every application I run on my windows. Is there anyway to change or disable ...
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Unknown publisher - how to tell UAC the program is ok?

I've found an interesting utility called OpenHardwareMonitor which gives live updates for CPU temperatures and some other metrics. Impressive. Question is, when I launch the application, Windows User ...
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“Run as Administrator” context menu item missing after upgrade from XP to 7

I have upgraded from XP pro to 7 ultimate (32bit) If I leave UAC settings default, I have no "Run as Administrator" menu item in the contextual right-click menu onto an executable. Additionally, ...