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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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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cygstart --directory switch is ignored when using --action=runas

It seems the --directory switch is ineffective when used with --action=runas when using cygstart. For example: cygstart --action=runas --directory=`cygpath -wa $PWD` cmd.exe /k dir The expected ...
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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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Make UAC prompt in remote desktop not default to smart card

In a remote desktop session, both client and server are Windows 8 Pro (w/Media Center), UAC prompts appear as follows (username and Microsoft account e-mail intentionally obscured, it does appear ...
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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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Make UAC dialog have focus by default

I recently threw in some extra RAM and an SSD into a pretty old laptop and tossed in an unused copy of Windows 7, and to my surprise it works pretty well. The only thing I had problems with was the ...
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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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UAC Quiet Mode & Recycle Bin

When running UAC on Windows 7 in so-called "quiet-mode" (automatic "Yes" to UAC prompts on Admin accounts), Delete operations on restricted files (where the Delete option is marked with the UAC ...
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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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Setting the default left-click action on a specific shortcut to “Open” or “Run as administrator”

I have two separate machines (running Windows Server 20008 R2), which both have the same application installed on them (in this case SQL Server Management Studio). If I right-click on the Start menu ...
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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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AppLocker and UAC on windows 8.1

Using the feature:"Local Security Policy-> Application Control Policies->AppLocker->Executable Rules->Create default Rules" will create a rule: Allow BUILTIN\Administrators All Files On Windows7 ...
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Virtualbox causing weird behavior in Windows (keyboard issues, UAC popups)

After installing Virtualbox, whenever I run it, my PC (Windows 7 x64 SP1) starts doing a few things that make it unusable until I restart the PC: Clicking a shortcut or other button on the taskbar ...
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Opening some software does not show GUI in Windows 8.1, but has background Process running

I have a few applications that will open in the background, and even show a flash as if something is happening in the Window, but nothing ever loads as a GUI. Any way to debug or fix this? Currently ...
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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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Perforce, UAC, and symlinks on Windows 7/8

I've met with the following interesting behavior; I'd appreciate if someone could explain the mechanics behind: When I get the source via Perforce, and it contains a symlink (for example as part of ...
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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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Set a couple of permissions for a specific user

I don't know if I worded my question right, if I haven't I apologize. What I would like to achieve is the following for a specific, non-admin user on my computer: Require admin password for ...
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manifest already “asInvoker” still ask elevated permission

the application's manifest is already <v3:requestedExecutionLevel level="asInvoker"/>why it still asking to elevated permission?? is any way to run this applcation as normal user or is there a ...
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Windows, UAC and file copy

I recently upgraded my work computer to Windows 8 and I am an administrator on the computer. I have left the UAC on. I have started to notice some odd behavior when attempting to copy .exe files to ...
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Why is it sometimes required to log-off and log-on back again after adding a group to a user

In Windows systems (particularly Windows Server 2008R2 which I an using), sometimes when I add a local user to a local group, the user needs to log-off and log-on back again before this new group is ...
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How do I tell if a program is running with admin rights

How do I tell if a particular instance of a program running on Win 7 is running with admin rights. I tried looking at "properties" from Sysinternals process explorer, but I don't know what exactly to ...
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Drag-and-drop files onto applications in Windows 8

I've having this recurring problem the man described in this thread: Windows 8 - can't drag files from Explorer and drop on applications To summarize, it's about the impossibility to ...
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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 elevated privilege window not appearing

I have identified a very big problem that I have seen referenced by other posts in some programs, but usually work-arounded. It is as simple as you trying to execute an application you have ...
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Make UAC elevate privileges for current user, not run as admin?

tl;dr: I would really like a way to "elevate" an app (an installer, for example) so it runs as my user but can modify my start menu, add auto-updaters to my startup folder, etc. It should not be able ...
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Task Scheduler shortcut not working

I'm trying to launch a shortcut from this guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-annoying-uac-prompts-how-to-create-a-user-account-control-whitelist-windows/ But the shortcut refuse to launch the ...
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Admin Access Disabled

I have an Asus Laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. When I booted the computer today it showed two user account options. One was mine, the other was "Other User". Logged in as normal but I tried to do ...
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How can I prevent Synergy from disconnecting when Webroot runs?

I use Webroot AV system. Periodically Webroot activates and triggers a UAC popup asking for premession to continue. After I approve it, I find that Synergy connections are broken. The service is ...
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Consent.exe is loading the Btwcp.dll

Have been lag on launching the UAC prompt, while trying to troubleshoot with Resource Monitor. Launch Administrative command prompt in quick succession. Have notice that the consent.exe is reading ...
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what is user that executes windows batch file

I have .bat file which works with network path using directory stack and therefore needs network privileges. My PC is member of domain. And here is strange thing: when I run batch file using double ...
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Regedit does not ask for password when started as administrator

I needed to change the access rights to the system log on two computers (both running Windows 7), as described in this question. I did it successfully on one of the computers. On the second one, I ...
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UAC issue with matlab on win 7

I have the following problem using matlab on Windows 7. When I double-click a .mat file matlab starts and loads the double-clicked file. Double-Clicking further .mat files opens them also in matlab. ...
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Windows 7: Is there a way to move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds folder?

Using display fusion there's an option to change my logon background to whatever my desktop background is. The problem is that whenever my background switches I get a UAC prompt. I understand that ...
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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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UAC spontaneously turned on?

I told Process Monitor to monitor the system boot, and then rebooted. The system started, but some some programs started freezing. From exploring the symptoms a bit I suspected it was the antivirus, ...