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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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 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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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, ...
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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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Set Default Username in UAC Prompt

Is there a way that I can have UAC prompt using a default value for the username? I still would like the option to using another username, or the ability to switch to another user, but would like to ...
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Windows 10 - All programs as Admin [duplicate]

I'm trying to transition to Windows 10 (from Windows 7) and I'm finding many hurdles along the way. One of which is that I can't automatically run ALL programs as admin. In Windows 7, I would simply ...
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Run application without administration rights in windows

I followed many guides (link1 link2) trying to start an application that requires administration rights (such as defraggler) as a normal user (non admin), but i had no luck. Do you know if these ...
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Windows 10, can't edit hosts file

I have recently gotten a new computer and have upgraded to Windows 10 (though I suspect this is a problem in other versions as well.) My user is an administrator. I have set UAC to the lowest level. ...
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Disable “You'll need to provide administrator permission” prompt in Windows 7

I'm just bored clicking on the CONTINUE button every time "You'll need to provide administrator permission" prompt appears, as I'm the only administrator of the PC. I've configured Notification system ...
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windows 7 is no longer prompting me when opening a cmd prompt [closed]

i'm not complaining, just observing.. Windows 7 is no longer prompting me when opening a cmd prompt. My UAC setting seems to be default I open a cmd prompt start..cmd I get no prompt so one might ...
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Restore Windows 7 VirtualStore folder and UAC redirection

I have a single Windows 7 machine with local accounts where I disabled VirtualStore folder redirection in secpol.msc and later after some testing enabled it again for use with an older application ...
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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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How to run executable on a network drive in compatibility mode from command line

I have an application (written in Powerbulder 9) that calls an executable on a network drive through the command line. Many people use this application with the same executable on the network drive. ...
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Can one decrease the netlogon timeout below 15 seconds (negative ExpectedDialupDelay)?

If I am outside my domain any user login or elevation will have a 15 sec delay because an "AD Ping" or rootDSE query is done using the CLDAP protocol. The server won't answer because (though ...
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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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How can I find the password of a CygWIN 'cyg_server' privileged user?

Have given this a good web-search, and inside the forum also, but cannot yet find. I have the Privileged user cyg_server as a CygWIN user in /etc/passwd file, and it also shows up in its own right as ...
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Windows 7 security and Avast antivirus turned off by themself

I was just browsing around when at once I got messages that UAC, windows defender, Avast, etc. got turned off, without me doing anything. Then my PC turned by itself. I'm now running virus scans and I ...
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virtualize user-specifed path on windows?

windows has "file virtualization" feature, which protects its system folders(windows, program files, ...). If an application tries to write on system folder, it redirects I/O to a folder in user ...
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Why won't my mapped drive persist for elevated user after reboot?

This is related to this issue: Command Prompt in Administrator mode doesn't see mapped drives I'm needing to run a program (InstallShield) as an elevated user, but this program also needs to ...
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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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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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Can't access UAC (windows 7)

When I try to open UAC nothing happens, I also noticed that I can't rename and delete folders in program files.In user account settings it says that I am the administrator (I'm the only user).
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“Yes” is disabled in Windows 10 elevation dialog

I can't elevate to administrator on my installation of Windows 10. When I try, I get the normal message: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC? There is a "Yes" button and a ...
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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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How to bypass “This app has been blocked for your protection” error

I'm running the Windows 10 preview on my Surface 3 laptop. I am trying to install the software for my Samsung Galaxy S6. When I try to install it, I get an error dialog saying "This app has been ...
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Some programs won't start/install without running as administrator

After upgrading my Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro I'm having trouble when trying to install certain programs (e.g. PyCharm, JRE) without right clicking the .exe and selecting "Run as Administrator". ...
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Run as different user and elevate

Within Windows Explorer, I can right click on an executable file and pick 'Run as administrator' which will launch the selected process with elevated privileges or I can shift-right click on the ...
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NTFS permissions denying delete but allowing modify, forbid from explorer and commandline, but let apps do so

I need this for an internet shop workaround until they can use diskless technology. We got people deleting files of games in windows thinking they're hotshot of sorts. They're in a a drive that is not ...
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Cannot copy file into …windows/system32/en-US

I have successfully edited the "winlogon.exe.mui" file through ResourceHacker software. But when I was trying to copy it back to overwrite the original "winlogon.exe.mui" file in ...
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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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Disable UAC controlling the saving of files in Windows 7

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and I am getting used to the new UAC it has; I don't mind the extra clicks to install programs and what not, however what is annoying me is that files I have ...
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Windows 7: Always remember UAC choice for an application

I have some applications that I open from time to time, and I always get this UAC message with Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this ...
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Don't understand why I need an elevated token to access a folder with full access

I've searched around for this, and all I can find is the usual "i'm an admin but need to elevate" kind of questions. This isn't quite the same. I have a D drive on a file server (2008 r2 and same ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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“Error 5: Access denied” when installing programs with UAC turned off

I'm having some trouble installing msysgit 1.7.3.1preview on Windows 7 Home Premium. I downloaded the setup file from the Google Code and then ran it. Upon running, I got the following error: I ...
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regsvr trying to register a dll

Ok, so I have my father set up on his Windows 10 PC as a non-admin user with UAC settings set on max. This was intentional. He's about as technologically inclined as a toaster. Today, his computer ...
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Exception for UAC

I use a application called Everything (just google it) which automatically starts after I login. After I loged in, the UAC dialog appears which I must confirm with yes. This is a bit annoying each ...
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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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How can I disable the Windows UAC popup specifically for Teamspeak 3 client?

Everytime I start up Teamspeak 3 client, I get Windows UAC pop up and to be honest it's finally annoyed me to the point I'm going to try and do something about it! After reading up on teamspeak it ...
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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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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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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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Why does the error “(app name) can't open while File Explorer is running with administrator privileges” occur?

I'm getting this message when I try to start a Modern UI app after explorer was restarted with admin privileges (by a setup program). I know how to fix it (just restart explorer without admin ...
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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 ...