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I want to make my UAC to always require admin password. I seen some tutorials for windows 7, and with gpedit, however I have home version and gpedit is not included and I couldn't find any tutorial without it. Is it possible to do it through regedit?

  • Are you signed in as an admin? – TheKB Jun 5 '16 at 16:07
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    Yes however I want to force asking for password even for admin because I am running teamviewer and I want to make sure that even in case someone would get into control he would need to know admin password – vakus Jun 5 '16 at 16:09
  • Have you tried the .reg files available here? – TheKB Jun 5 '16 at 16:13
  • I didn't found this site before, but I checked it now and it's working – vakus Jun 5 '16 at 16:18
  • Do you mind if I post it as an answer? – TheKB Jun 5 '16 at 16:31
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This is controlled by the registry entry here:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

And you want the value of:

"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000001

Source

ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin's value reference

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An even simpler or easier way is once you find the Value name: block, "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" go to the block below which is Value data: and change the number to a "1". It gives you the same result.

ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin

This key defines the User Account Control behavior for system administrators. The default value is set to prompt but do not require credentials to be entered. Here are all possible values:

  • 0: A value of 0 allows administrators to perform operations that require elevation without consent (meaning prompts) or credentials (meaning authentication).
  • 1: A value of 1 requires the admin to enter username and password when operations require elevated privileges on a secure desktop.
  • 2: The value of 2 displays the UAC prompt that needs to be permitted or denied on a secure desktop. No authentication is required.
  • 3: A value of 3 prompts for credentials.
  • 4: A value of 4 prompts for consent by displaying the UAC prompt.
  • 5: The default value of 5 prompts for consent for non-Windows binaries.

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