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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Where oh where has my UAC password textbox gone?

Finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 (from Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1) and started the upgrade process. However, during the upgrade, it notified me that it was unable to finish and ...
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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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UAC settings are automatically disabled at least once a day

I have a weird security risk that I have submitted to our IT Operations without any luck; at least once a day, our machines running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 has the UAC settings disabled, and we discover ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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How to list another account in the Windows 8 UAC prompt

At work, I was recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I've been using the Win 8 UAC prompt for installing software a lot, but I have to keep typing in the full admin name: “[machineName]\AdminAccount”...
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Limiting number of failed UAC password attempts?

Is there any way to limit or throttle the number of attempts at entering a password in the UAC prompt? Putting limits on how many times a password can be entered (either absolute or per time interval)...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...
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Cannot activate .net 3.5 on Windows 8. Can't activate from control panel and never got an installation CD or iso with my computer to use DISM with

I've been trying for about a week now to activate .Net Framework 3.5 on my computer to no avail. I've been trying to activate it via 'Turn Windows Features On and Off' in the control panel as well as ...
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This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled

I'm using Windows 8 and since I'm a developer, I need full control over my PC. However, Window 8 doesn't have an straightforward way to disable UAC, and even by dragging the relevant slider to the ...
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Extracting a zip file via VBScript running as a service

Details OS: Windows 7 UAC: Disabled What: I am running a VBScript that extracts a zip file, and the vbscript is kicked off by Jenkins service. I need to use the VBScript, and I can not use external ...
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Unable to move Desktop Files on Windows 7

Has anyone come across an issue while running on Windows 7 Professional on a domain, where all the sudden they can no longer move around any files on the desktop? What's even more weird is when I try ...
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Stop graphics from switching on UAC prompt

I have a (minor) problem with switchable graphics on my laptop (Lenovo T520, NVidia Quadro NVS4200M and some Intel, drivers up-to-date). When I run an action on Windows 7 that requires an UAC ...
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MSI UAC always opens behind window

When installing MSI packages, the UAC prompt always appears behind the MSI installer window. This does not happen for any other scenarios (EXE installers, other programs, etc), just MSI packages. ...
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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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Difference between separate admin/standard user and admin with UAC/passwort prompt?

I just installed Windows 10 on a new PC and was wondering what is more secure. Assuming UAC is enabled on the highest setting and I'm the only one using the PC. a separate admin and standard account ...
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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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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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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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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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Running 'GoToAssist' in Citrix without 'administrative permissions'

We are offering our customers a personal desktop within a central Citrix farm. Now some of these customers use vendors that demand the use of GoToAssist for support. My question is if anyone can ...
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Set administrator rights to program (Windows 10) and have it not ask for permission?

I want to set the programs I normally use and consider safe to always have full access, but it's still annoying how, even set to run as administrator, unblocked and I can personally guarantee are not ...
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Cannot add fingerprint login to non-standard account in Windows 10

Tl;dr:I have successfully added a fingerprint to an administrative account, but it won't work with the built-in one. Bug? When attempting to add fingerprint login with Windows Hello under the built-...
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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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BlueStacks will not open from the “Guest” account on Windows 7

I have been unsuccessful in figuring out this problem. When I first start the computer up, the BlueStacks daemon will automatically run (the "service"), but if the Guest tries to run it with the ...
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How to remove an account?

The title isn't too informative, but I couldn't think of a more accurate one. Long back, I had a problem in logging to my account (Admin). It showed The User Profile Service failed the logon. ...
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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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UAC for accessing private key

I like that Windows (Vista and later versions) asks me for a confirmation (UAC) before executing any new application. Can I somehow configure UAC to ask for my confirmation EVERYTIME an application is ...
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Windows 8.1 mark an account as a Trusted UAC Account

From what I understand in windows 8 if you want to use/enable UAC you get a prompt unless you hack an icon or use the local SYSTEM account. I am fine with this, however is there a way to make a ...
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Why does program now require UAC confirmation where it didn't before?

I have a program which has not changed. It previously did not require User Account Control confirmation to launch, but now it does. My User Account Control Settings has not changed either; it is still ...
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UAC doesn't work anymore, and everything's blocked

Yesterday I tried to (stupidly) run a batch script that (theoretically) should reset the WinSock without restarting the system. It didn't work. And now the WiFi device doesn't exists; I cannot run ...
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Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges?

Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges? As in, in Nautilus, when I open a .run installer and it requires root, can I have it automatically burst an ...
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Windows 8.1 - I need to run everything “as administrator” for things to work properly

suddenly everything I launch needs to be administrator or it won't work. Including all installers, if I launch an installer without right clicking and selecting administrator, it won't work. What ...
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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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teamviewer and windows 7 uac

I have to install a software on a remote desktop by teamviewer. I am authenticated with administrator credentials by teamviewer windows authentication. The problem is that when I run the setup (I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lync for IT support - problems with UAC prompts

I want to do IT-Support with Microsoft Lync Desktop sharing. Only problem, I have to disable UAC, because if UAC is enabled I get a black screen and the user has to click to accept, what I want to do. ...
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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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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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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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use bitlocker without admin privilege in windows7

i have some problem with windows 7 on locked drive by bitlocker when i join a domain. in windows 7 when i try to unlock encrypted drive after join a domain the bitlocker ask me UAC privilege to ...
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Why are my accounts treated as Built-In Administrators in Windows 10?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro build 10586 on my Acer Aspire 8951G. But as soon as the computer began to fetch updates and drivers (in other words, right after the installation finished and the ...
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How do i copy a bat file to a remote Win 8.1 or WIndows 10 OS and execute the same

Actually i wanted to copy a bat file on remote Win 8 syatem and execute with Admin privileges. When i use copyfile command it asks for open shares of remote Win 8.1 system Which can only be unlocked ...
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Can the Windows UAC show notifications instead of halting with a modal?

It's helpful to know what apps are running with admin privileges, and I understand why the recommendation is to use UAC. But even after using it for years, it's still disruptive. Especially during ...
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Windows: Make file only accessible for certain process

I'm running SyncBack Pro which saves settings within an *.ini-file. As the ini-file contains a password, I'd like to modify the access rights so that only SyncBack.exe can access the file. If that ...