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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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Windows 10 UAC causes ffmpeg to "crash"

I'm using ffmpeg to capture my desktop, but when I hit a UAC prompt and after allowing it, ffmpeg always terminates [Parsed_ddagrab_0 @ 0000020b627fe680] AcquireNextFrame failed: 887a00260.1kbits/s ...
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Windows 10/11 disable WiFi for Users group

I would like to disable WiFi access for all user accounts on a specific laptop. Is there a way to do it via the OS? I would like administrators to still be able to use WiFi while users can only use ...
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"Unknown Publisher" warning when installing a cumulative update on Windows 11 Pro

I'm installing the latest cumulative update (2023-11) on Windows 11 Pro and I get the "Unknown Publisher" warning from the UAC. Manually installing the Microsoft Corporation certificate into ...
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Windows 11 Enterprise asking for UAC when copying my files into my own Documents folder

I think my filesystem killed itself last night. Today, I was cleaning up my desktop, and started getting UAC prompts when copying files owned by my user from my desktop folder to my documents folder. ...
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Need explanation: Why does "Run as administrator" not actually run as administrator?

Sounds like a similar question (when-i-click-to-run-as-administrator-it-dont-actually-runs-as-administrator) but its something different. Lets set the background: Active directory environment, large ...
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Disable "More Choices" option on User account control:

I want to hide "More Choices" in User Account Control when I install or run the Apps that means allows Administrator password only,.. User Account Control
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Automatic credentials of administrator account (Windows 10)

Using Windows 10 with two user accounts: One "standard user" (USER-S) One "admin user" (USER-A) who is an administrator on the local machine Typically, USER-S is logged in. Most ...
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If I allow permissions to an application using UAC in Windows, can it hack my personal files or data?

I have certain applications that keep asking for UAC permissions in Windows OS when launching them. I have doubts whether to give them access, but I still keep giving them access, thinking that it won'...
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Can I allow standard user to give permission for a single software to auto-update?

I will be very specific, but the question could relate to any software... Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree Accounting), like many software, uses third-party utilities for some of its functions. The one in ...
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How to install WSA on Windows 11 for my user

First of all, WSA is not available on Microsoft Store in my region. I searched online and performed the following steps: Download the latest .msix bundle from https://store.rg-adguard.net/ Confirm ...
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Sudo equivalent under windows: mklink, runas requires password, whereas opening an Administrator cmd doesn't

Sometimes I run into the wild idea of creating a symbolic link à la Windows using MKLINK. However, that immediately shouts at me that I'm not privileged enough to do so. My user is an admin, but not ...
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How to automatically unlock Windows at specific times

I have a need to access the UI and it's not something that can be done with a locked computer with Task Scheduler. My computer is a Windows 10 machine. My sign in type is PIN. I tried to use anydesk ...
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Ask for UAC before opening a Windows folder

I want to create a folder where I can only open it, or its contents, by first accepting the UAC prompt. I have a personal computer, where my account is an admin account, and most programs run under my ...
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Messed up security settings and file permissions in Windows 11 C drive

Yesterday I was fiddling around with advanced security settings as I couldn’t paste anything in my C drive root.. so I right clicked on c drive , properties, advance setting in security section … and ...
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Allow non-admin user to start program without UAC prompt

Consider my son, who I would prefer to not be configured as an administrator on his computer (Windows 11). There are some applications I want him to be able to open -- for instance -- Armoury Crate ...
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Force UAC to prompt for user name and password

Is there a way I can force UAC to pop up with no user assigned, so that I can enter my Admin account and password? Why I have a standard account and an Admin account. Recently there was a change and ...
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Prevent users from logging in with local admin

We are looking to implement the principal of least privilege accounts in our company. Our software development team requires administrator rights to perform their work so we're considering creating a ...
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Microsoft .Net Runtime UAC Pops Up Every Few Minutes - How to Stop it

I have a user getting prompted by UAC every few minutes regarding Microsoft .Net Runtime requesting admin credentials. Every time the user clicks No, UAC comes back after a few minutes shown below: ...
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Programs running as admin, but not prompting for credentials

UPDATE: The only resolution I could find was to remove the user account from the workstation and recreate it. I know that's not a legitimate "fix", but it is technically a legitimate ...
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Windows Defender "protects" me against my own app - how to configure?

Every time I try to open some of my own .BAT files in Notepad++ (just to edit it, not to even run the batch file), I get the "Windows protected your PC" ... "prevented an unrecognized ...
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User account control window : There's no yes button , only no [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 10. Accidentally the user with admin rights is deleted. Now everytime i need to install something or do something else , the user account control window is showing , but there's no ...
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Prevent the UAC window for standard/common programs for all User accounts

All non-metro programs/software are installed from the Admin account, and shortcuts are also available in the Windows Start menu for each User account on that PC. However, clicking on some of the ...
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How to disable editing registry by standard user in Win 7

In the past a standard user in my Win 7 was not able to edit such registry key as HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules. But now I see that it's ...
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How can you allow executables from a trusted publisher to avoid UAC prompt?

Full disclosure - I am not a skilled developer. However, I have built and properly signed a small application for a client in C# - signing it with a proper code-signing certificate from Sectigo, in ...
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Can you trick an application into thinking it is running with Admin privileges in Windows 10/11 when `__COMPAT_LAYER=RunAsInvoker` doesn't work?

I am running an application installer in Windows 10. Its manifest says it should be run with Administrator privileges. If I run the application with the environment setting __COMPAT_LAYER=RunAsInvoker ...
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Running as an admin, is it possible to create a non-administrative scheduled task?

I'm working on a project responsible for establishing three callbacks for the execution of commands. These are supposed to represent three different scenarios: Regular Command Prompt, Administrative ...
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Capture UAC Username

Is there any way to capture the username that someone enters at a UAC prompt? I have a script that requires admin rights to run, that other people will also be running on other systems. I’d like to ...
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Error fix: gpedit.msc not found - alternatives?

Today when I typed gpedit.msc in the Windows 10 search box and in the Run window (Win + R) I couldn't run the Group Policy editor. There's this annoying error I'm getting at times when I try to run ...
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User Account Control Manager plus having no password for the administrator

I could not opt for startup settings, to start in safe mode my hp machine. Why! because I also don't have administrator privileges. I downloaded a CVE-2017-012_x64.exe file, installing it was a ...
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Effect of enabling UAC virtualization on Programs such as Visual Studio?

One of the reasons as to why I switched from Visual Studio to Rider is performance, it looks like Visual Studio has been optimized to run on multiple CPU cores and Rider is fine with working on a ...
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How to change IIS Pool Process Integrity Level

I can not locate where can I change the Integrity Level of an account that's run a Pool on IIS On this capture you can see that One pool is run with High Integrity and the other with Medium. The high ...
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How does certain applications bypass UAC for a non-administrator user in Windows 10?

I created a new user account on Windows 10 whose type is "standard user" and in which the User Account Control (UAC) setting is set to "Always notify". To test the privileges, I ...
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allow firewall after first time disallow

I'm using win10 with UAC enabled, typically this is my working laptop so cannot disable UAC. When download a exe or jar, try to execute it, sometimes windows firewall will prompt whether allow or not ...
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Run an application in batch script as admin with a user that doesn't have admin rights (Win10 20H2)

I need to run some applications through a batch script with admin rights on a non-admin user in Windows 10 20H2. I know that there are a few ways to bypass the UAC prompts, but the main problem is ...
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Windows 10 user access rights - Allow updates but don't allow new installs

I am working with a Windows 10 network with all users/computers connected to AD. I want to remove admin rights of the local Windows users accounts and put everyone on limited access rights BUT, I don'...
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Granting permanent file access permissions to application in Windows 10 from the command line

I am currently working on an application which needs full access to the users home directory and mass storage devices. I am searching an simple solution to grant permanent access to these directories ...
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Difference Between yellow and blue User Account Control window (Windows 10)

What's the difference between these two UAC popups? Blue Yellow I see the yellow one all the time, so it doesn't seem as important as the blue one. But I just noticed that they basically say the same ...
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Unlock using pin but elevate with full password

I would like to be able to set up my Mom's computer so that she can unlock and login using her pin but then require her full password when elevating, e.g. installing a new program, changing her ...
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Slow UAC/consent.exe caused by 100s of SSL connections to router. Only if router hostname is defined in DNS or hosts file. How do I fix this?

Some apps (UAC and others) have been slow to open, a 5~25 second delay. Even task manager, because of UAC. This is consistent. Resource Manager showed 100+ new connections being created to my router's ...
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How Do I Gain System Permissions/Privileges On Windows 10 (Without Downloading Any Software)

I'm doing deep modifications and experiments on a fresh install of Windows, but I cannot continue because I do not have SYSTEM permissions. I know SYSTEM privileges are incredibly powerful and ...
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How to make specific app run as admin

I'm running Windows 10 pro, and I have several people using my machine in my business. I am the sole administrator. All my employees have user accounts, but they are just standard(non admin) users. I ...
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No "run as administrator" for Local User and Groups

When I use Windows 10 as a user without admin right (seperate user for this) most of the start menu entries for settings via management console have a right-click action where I can say "start as ...
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I cannot change user account control (UAC) setting as an administration

I cannot change UAC to "Never notify me". I logged on as an administrator, and this is the message I got: You must be logged on as an administrator on this computer to select this setting ...
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UAC: Windows does not display Yes button or password field

Related issues, not a duplicate of: "Yes" is disabled in Windows 10 elevation dialog Automate UAC to not prompt for admin user/pass when app needs "run as administrator" UAC ...
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Administrator account gets constant "permission denied" for simple file changes and everything else too

For 2 or 3 years I have been having to spend way too much time working around this problem my OS has. I just reinstalled Windows 10 (clean, basic default OS) 2 days ago after formatting my whole SSD, ...
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How to run a PowerShell script at logon for all (current and future) users with elevated permissions without UAC

I'm building a login script for our company. Some of the things it will do include installing printers, mapping drives, setting wallpapers, etc. Many of these things will require elevated permissions....
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Prevent standard user from installing "current-user" software in a normal way?

I have a specific problem, as you know standard user do have the ability to install "current-user" software, e.g "Viber" and many others. I want to restrict standard users from ...
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What is the difference between uninstalling an application via the windows 10 "Settings" app and the legacy Control Panel?

We have an MSI based InstallShield product installation, it was recently pointed out to us that when our product is uninstalled via the legacy "Control Panel" "Programs and Features&...
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Windows 10 Administrator group members lost their rights

On a windows 10 laptop Administrators group memebers, (except one) lost their administrator rights. Meaning cannot access file system even those that are allowed for Users. Effective rights shows full ...
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How to shutdown/restart from the command line without elevation?

Has something changed in Server 2019? Under Server 2016 I was able to run this command in a non-elevated prompt: shutdown /r /t 0 In Server 2019, however, when I attempt to do so I get: Access is ...
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