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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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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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Create user only visble in UAC

I need to create user with Administrator privilegies and only visible in uac(Not in user list or logon login list) and I need to create it with system privilegies and cmd(sethc exploit but with ...
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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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Deny Interactive Logon but not UAC/runas for Win10 admin

I can add a user to the security rights "Deny Interactive Login", this will not allow this specific user to use the Login Screen. However it also denys the user the UAC prompt logins. This ...
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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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Difference between run as different user with Admin Credentials and run as Administrator with the same admin credentials

OS : Windows 10 So Local User and Groups setup is like this , I have User named PowerUser [and this is Administrator Account] I have another User named TempUser [and this is standard User Account] ...
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Can't Get Admin RIghts

I created a local account (admin) and guest account on my windows 8.1, and then I made that new local account administrator and myself became a standard user. NOW, when I start my computer and come to ...
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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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VirtualStore only works for SOME files in Program Files

I was trying to save the configuration file: C:\Program Files (x86)\stunnel\config\stunnel.conf using an unelevated AkelPad.exe and instead of denying access Windows transparently saved it in C:\Users\...
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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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New Windows 10 account not seen as admin despite same config as old account

New Windows 10 account not seen as admin despite same config as old account I have two accounts on my computer. Both are admin. Both have UAC set to "Notify me only apps try to make changes to my ...
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Can't open the Device Manager and other Administrative tools | Blocked by Administrator (Windows 10 21H1)

I was updating the device drivers of my computer, but it was unsuccessful, After spending so much time on the booting loop & a couple of forced shutdowns, I rolled back my system using System ...
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Windows 10: allow UAC require fingerprint but disable it on login

Is there a way to disable a fingerprint login for the administrator but leave this possibility enabled in an UAC prompt in Windows 10? After reading this topic, I've set a value of 1 in the ...
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Run a spefic program as administrator from an unprivileged user account without asking for password [duplicate]

My son does not have admin access on his computer but wants to run a game that asks for admin privileges. I am looking for a way to run just this one program as administrator without prompting for ...
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is it possible to block an exe running before it reaches UAC on win 10

Foxit pdf keeps wanting to connect to some useless service via the exe which is shown by uac below ( attached not enough street cred ). is it possible to blacklist any exe from even trying to start ...
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UAC installation questions

would like to check, if a domain account does not have admin rights they would be prompt for password when doing installation. if the UAC is turned off on that Account, would they be able to install ...
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Full-proof way to launch a webpage

On my machine (Windows 10), I have one Administrative user and one standard user. I launch chrome on my Administrative user account. I then lock my account and log into my standard user account. I ...
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Why running %COMPSEC% in windows Run directly open cmd with administrator priviledges ant not asking or that UAC Yes/No Prompt?

I was doing some malware analysis and stumbled across a code which was executing %COMPSEC% command, and by running it in my own windows run box (as we usually open %temp%, %systemroot%, etc in run) it ...
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Why starting some programs takes too long after windows start?

Every time I restart my computer (which it has an SSD hard drive) it takes about few seconds to windows 8 boot and login. But I cannot start some programs like Task Manager, Services, Any Run as ...
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Windows UAC username and password auto fill

Is there perhaps a command (script) to automatically fill in the admin credential in UAC? I have admin credentials with me. The idea is, when the UAC window opens, I start that little script, which ...
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Is it safe to have local admin account without a password?

Assuming I don't have admin password set: While working under admin and having UAC enabled is there a way for downloaded software to get admin permissions without me clicking "Yes" in the ...
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UAC Bypass ‑ Trusted Folder Abuse (WID 4688: credwiz.exe)

I have received the following info about my active directory server 2016: Detected potentially malicious process activity ('UAC Bypass ‑ Trusted Folder Abuse ') on your host #ADservername# by ...
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Is it possible to bypass install UAC prompt without registry editing (Windows 10) [closed]

My computer is controlled by an admin and, as such, I can't run app installer programs. I trust you can imagine how inconvenient this is for me. I have tried the RunAsInvoker command in PowerShell, ...
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PowerShell self-elevating script does not work if writing it as a function in user profile

Putting this code in a PowerShell script makes it self-elevating: if (!([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole( [Security.Principal....
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Deleting a file on the command promt does not work

I want to programmatically delete all the files in some folders periodically. I tried to delete them with the "del" command and even with the /f option but the file just stays in place. cmd....
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User Account Control keeps turning on by itself after I turn it off [duplicate]

User Account Control keeps turning on by itself after I turn it off. How do I stop this? I don't have the Pro edition of windows so I don't have group policy editor. My windows user is an ...
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How can I find out what app has been blocked by my administrator in Windows 10?

My workplace has blocked the Microsoft Store and various other apps from running on our laptops for security reasons. I have no issues with that but I have noticed every so often when I unlock my ...
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Disabling UAC on a work computer, at least the audio notifications

I have work laptop which is set to highest UAC notification setting. It is extremely annoying, especially the bleeboops when I try to launch the task manager. I am able to set UAC to never notify, but ...
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Exploit completed but no session was created

I was trying a pen-test on my PC by WSL and Kali and everything was fine until the payload was created and executed on my target PC, also getting a session back. After the first step, I get: msf6 >...
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How to give permanent UACs permission to an application?

I've installed some programs that always require permission to run (like aText, Cmder, clover .... etc), I gave them the permissions they needed once I installed them, but whenever I try to run them ...
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Command or keyboard shortcut to run 'cmd' as administrator in Win10?

I have the following scenario: I have a script (running on a Linux computer, but that's not very important) that logs on via RDP to multiple Windows 10 machines, brings up an elevated CMD window and ...
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Disable UAC for a specific program (Windows 10)

On Windows 8.1, the following registry change allowed a user with Administrator privileges to launch a particular application without the User Access Control popup warning about changes being made to ...
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How to allow a standard user run a specific application without admin password?

I made a standard account for a friend and we downloaded an application. However when opening this application, it asks to run as administrator and asks for the admin password. Is there a way I can ...
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Notepad++ stuck in Administrator mode, no solution but found a clue

I've notepad++ stuck in Administrator mode: stuck in Administrator Debug info: Notepad++ v7.9.1 (64-bit) Build time : Nov 2 2020 - 01:07:46 Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe Admin ...
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How to set the order in which administrative accounts are offered in UAC prompts?

I have installed Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 on several of my PCs. For my daily work, I am using an account which is not in the Administrators group. This means that I am running into UAC prompts quite ...
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