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Questions tagged [uac]

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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Unable to login into admin account in windows 7

I have Windows 7 utimate edition on my PC, After a long time i work on my PC i am not able to log into my "Administrator" account, when i check the "Administrators" localgroup i found it have two ...
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What is the difference between “run as administrator” context vs properties?

I have a old program designed for XP, which does not run properly in Windows 7 and UAC on. If i start the program with right click and "Run as administrator" the program crashes with Unhandled ...
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Windows 10 - Can't open Device Manager “This app has been blocked for your protection”

Problem Running a new Windows 10 Enterprise machine with all updates (1803) and whenever I try to open the device manager (or other programs like it), I get a UAC pop-up dialog saying "This app has ...
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Can't run any exe file after switching MS Account to Local Windows 10 account - “Run as Admin” works though [duplicate]

Its horrific, I cant even open regedit. When clicking on any .exe it asks me to choose an app to run it "You'll need a new app to open this .exe file" When trying to run "regedit" it promts that it ...
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Running a script that obtains admin rights in the loop

When the UAC window with options YES and NO is displayed and the user clicks NO, I want the message to appear again in loop until the YES is pressed. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :: ...
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Windows 10 - Can't remove 'Account unknown' permissions on HKLM

This is an offshoot of trying to fix UAC from re-enabling itself at logon after changing registry keys. I'm trying to remove all write permissions to the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...
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Share folder from batch file without asking for admin rights and UAC

I'd like to run a batch file on a remote computer which shares a given folder with everyone. It has to do this without asking for admin rights in any way without popping up UAC dialog without ...
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UAC keeps resetting on Windows10

I have a Windows10 Enterprise machine on which I want to disable UAC completely in order to execute all applications as Administrator per default. However, my UAC settings keep resetting every time ...
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Starting a windows service with net.exe without showing the console window

I want to start a service silently with the net.exe command from a non elevated bat file. But I only want the UAC prompt to be asked for the net.exe and after that I don't want the console window to ...
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Windows 7 Standard User Can't Create or Copy File To Network Folder

I have multiple Windows 7 computers on a Windows workgroup network (not a domain and not a Home Group). UAC is enabled on all computers. I have an identical account named "Standard User" created as ...
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Windows Hello gives “The user name of password is incorrect” after changing user name

I have been using a USB fingerprint reader to sign in to multiple accounts using Windows Hello on my PC. I am logged into a domain account (without admin rights), with the other account being a local ...
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Can not access directory even i set permission to the group

EDITED: The following fixed my problem but i i don't feel comfortable to disable the UAC. Why is that happen and how to fix that in a different want? http://clintboessen.blogspot.com/2013/05/you-dont-...
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What does running an application as admin entail?

When we run an application as admin, what does that really mean? We know it has rights to make changes to the system but rights to exactly what? The one thing that stands out is the registry which it ...
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How to give only the registry access to an application using compatibility administrator?

I want to give my application full access to only the registry (don't want to run it as admin). I need to do this to test something and narrow down a problem. Is this possible using compatibility ...
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Is there something like a sudoers list in Windows?

In UNIX-like systems, normal users can obtain higher priviledges using the sudo command (or they can temporarily switch the user using su). However, with a properly configured sudoers and PAM file, ...
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Inconsistent security behavior in Windows Explorer?

In Windows 7 x64 SP1, in this directory: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu ...to create a new file, I have to confirm the UAC prompt. BUT, to delete this file afterwards, NO UAC PROMPT ...
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how running a program elevated [closed]

I have two computers, say A and B, both running Windows 10 , build 1709,and having : current User only in Local group "users" with Local Administrator Account : enabled UAC : Enabled Printer ...
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Windows 10 runas administrator [duplicate]

How can I get an application to run as an administrataor from a command prompt? I have tried RunAs /User:dom\adminname "c:\program path\programname.exe" but it doesn't actually launch as an ...
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Changing focus to app started with Task Scheduler

I use the method of Task Scheduler to start apps with admin privileges via shortcut to bypass the UAC. How ever, I cannot seem to make it switch focus to the started app. It used to be that case in ...
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running my game with admin privs on windows 10 — task scheduler problems

I have an old game my wife and I like to play; I've installed it on a brand-new windows 10 machine and it runs fine from the command line and from double-clicking the executable in File Explorer. ...
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How to turn on “only elevate executables that are signed and validated” setting

I'm running Windows 10 Home, and I want to make sure that unsigned executables don't run (or at least I get a popup making sure that I want to run them). I found this page, but I cannot for the life ...
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Outlook Elevation - Automation Error

I am having the following issue. I have an old application written in VB6, one of the calls creates a new Outlook message. This on SOME machines is giving me the following error: Automation Error ...
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Symlinks on Windows WITHOUT UAC popup

I have a Windows commandline tool for developers (maybe a redundant point). This tool creates symlinks for certain tasks. I'm looking for a way to have the tool install so that it can create ...
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UAC prompt for Runddll32

Whenever I run an application that needs rundll32.exe I am prompted with a UAC prompt for Rundll32. See the below image, where the blacked out part is the path to the application I am trying to run. ...
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“Yes” is absent in Windows 10 elevation dialog [duplicate]

When I try to do anything that needs elevated privileges in Windows 10 (such as run a program downloaded from Internet), I get the question Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC? ...
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Errors trying to save a Lyx document on a local dropbox folder

I have LyX installed on my PC and on my laptop, and in both environments, I encounter the following problem: I tried to edit an existing .lyx document I had and then I tried to save it. I am getting ...
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Bypass UAC by using Remote Desktop to connect to localhost?

I can use Remote Desktop (RDP) to connect to computer B from computer A without typing my password, and vice versa, because I use the same account on these two computers. Further, in a remote desktop ...
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Is there a single UAC binary?

Is there a binary (.exe) in the System32 folder responsible for the Windows UAC functionalities? (e.g., uac.exe). What would happen if that file was forcefully deleted? Would Windows break or fail to ...
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Why does Windows 10 Compatibility mode pop up a UAC prompt?

I have a program on my Win10 machine that I run in WINXPSP3 compatibility mode. I set this up while logged in as admin using the "Change Settings for all users" dialog. So when I run the program ...
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Unable to Configure WinRM from Command Line

I am running Windows 7 with all of the latest updates installed. I have configured WinRM via winrm quickconfig -q, but I had to do some weird things to make that happen: Set the user password. Set ...
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Changing UAC for child account on Windows 10

Is there a way to change the UAC settings on windows 10 for a Microsoft Family Child account? If I log in as that child, I can access the UAC settings but can't alter them (a child account is a ...
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Can a software be tampered while keeping the “Verified Publisher” name intact?

I have a few old software setup files in my hard disk. I am helping someone to setup their new laptop, but unfortunately there is no internet access at his place currently. Technically, how can I be ...
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Prevent applications to write to windows registry

Is there a possibility for me to see uac promt every time some app trying to edit registry? Maybe run all apps in low integrity level by default or set writing to registry to high integrity? The ...
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UAC doesn't automatically prompt for credentials in Windows 10

Is it possible to force Windows 10 to prompt for credentials when opening admin level functions when logged in with a standard account? In Windows 7, when I open regedit from the run command, it ...
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Windows Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: runasinvoker works when started by the toolkit but not when imported [duplicate]

I have composed a fix for an x64 program under Windows7. It's really simple, it should start the app with "runasinvoker" rights. When testing with the toolkit (clicking on the fix in the left pane, ...
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Run a Batch on Windows Startup with Elevated Privilege from a Guest User

My brother and sisters usually access to my computer (Windows 10) by a normal user account so that they cannot harm the system by accident. I was wondering if it's possible to set a program from my ...
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How do I undo UAC admin permission elevation for Visual Studio 2017?

I long-ago set devenv.exe to run with elevated privileges (aka run as administrator) so I could run web apps locally, in IIS, and devenv could access the local IIS metabase without issue. I did ...
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User account working as administrator - not wanted

I have the opposite problem as many of those who make questions about Admin accounts here. My PC failed, so I did a factory reset thus reinstalling Win 10 Pro from scratch. I first created a ...
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Task Manager run without UAC prompt while on non-admin account with highest UAC level

I have a password protected admin account which is not used itself, it was created for a security reasons. Practically my computer is used with a second password protected standard user account. When ...
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Find out why certain programs require elevated access?

It won't run under a regular user account, each start prompts the UAC window to enter admin credentials. That program is Counter-Strike: Condition Zero launcher, a moderately fresh build (the one ...
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Reverse shell using netcat on windows (no -e option)

Is there any way to get a reverse shell in Windows using netcat without using -e option since it triggers UAC? I made it work from Linux to Linux by using a named pipe. I wanted to achieve something ...
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Can an unprivileged user be given read-only rights to a SYSTEM task?

I have a scheduled task that must run as the SYSTEM account, but I would like to allow unprivileged users the ability to see it. Specifically, I am interested in users being able to see/get the ...
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UAC should always let me input user name

I am using Windows 10 (1703) and I see two different kinds of UAC dialogs (with respect to behaviour): (1) User field is editable immediately (2) At least 2 clicks required before editing of user ...
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How can I get into a folder on Windows 7 x64 SP1 when I am getting access denied with UAC disabled AND I am admin?

I have followed the steps to disable UAC in the Control Panel and rebooted the machine, I use an elevated command prompt but starting cmd.exe with right click -> Run As Administrator and I STILL ...
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UAC problems with msiexec silent mode

I have a msi package which I want to install to some computers, which aren't necessary on the same domain neither network. The way I spread the msi package it doesn't matter. We can expect that file ...
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Sometimes cannot type into text boxes in Internet Explorer 11

A number of users have reported issues typing text into Internet Explorer on both Windows 7 and 10. They'll try typing and either their input will be completely ignored, or it'll act as if they have ...
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When UAC popup comes screen recording stop with error “Failed to capture image (error 5)” in windows using ffmpeg

I am using FFMPEG for desktop recording it works fine in normal but when any UAC POPUP comes it stop working and exit with error Failed to capture image (error 5) Is there any solution for overcome ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu, Apps, Settings, Task Manager, and any Administrative Privileges don't open

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 notebook with Windows 10 Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.19). Today, the start menu, Windows Apps, Settings, and Task Manager won't open. Also, I any program that requires ...
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Need to enable: User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account

I've been stuck on this issue for awhile. I need help figuring this issue out. The issue is, I'm trying to enable the "User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account",...
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Prevent timeout for UAC popup on Windows 10?

I was trying to download an update for a game on my new Windows 10 System. The update is quite huge and just a few minutes before it was supposed to end, I had to leave my keyboard a few minutes. Then ...