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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Digital signature of .exe files in the C:\Windows directory

I'm asking this purely out of curiosity. When you start e.g. regedit, you get prompted with the blue standard UAC dialog that claims that Microsoft is the editor. Now if you copy regedit.exe from C:\...
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Set Exit Path Dependent on Whether User Clicks Yes or No

I have a batch file that requests UAC privileges. When the UAC box pops up and a user clicks the no button I want to display message No administration privileges granted. Now exiting. and then wait ...
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Win10 How to whitelist Apps for Admin Privileges?

i have a few applications that need admin privileges everytime i run them, and i always give them. Can i somehow whitelist certain applications to run as admin without me clicking "Yes"? I do not want ...
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Windows: start process as admin, from there start process as non-admin, and from there start yet another process as admin

Background: I have developed an app and an installer for this app. The installer needs administrator privileges to run. After successful installation, the app will automatically start (if the user ...
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Windows: run a program as different user and elevate

I'm (at home) the domain admin and users don't have local admin rights. One user on Windows 10 wants to run the Badlion client (some Minecraft anti-cheat software), which requires administrative ...
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Use mklink in MSYS2, with runas Administrator prompt?

I've seen Use mklink in msys - however, the answer there: cmd //c 'mklink link target' ... requires that you start a MSYS2 shell with administrative privileges first. What I would like instead, is ...
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Blocking a process from accessing some folders in Windows 10

Nowadays every game and every anti-cheat feels it is OK to look anywhere in my drive. I don't like that. I'm playing a game which looks for what I guess are cheats developers and sniffs around in ...
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Batch file with elevated permissions is not working?

After seeing this solution: How to run batch file command with elevated permissions? I put this in a batch file: powershell -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/c %CD% && elevated.bat'...
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Elevating to admin rights when running in a SSH shell on Windows

I am logging into a Windows Server 2016 box on GCP via SSH. That leaves me logged into a powershell session, but I need to have Admin privileges to successfully run some commands. I do not have ...
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Set Windows 10 password grace period / timeout

I'm using Windows 10 as a member of the Administrators group. I've set up my group policy for UAC such that Windows prompts for credentials whenever something requires elevated access. On more ...
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Strange UAC crash, can't shut down pc without signing out first

When I try to power off my pc (Running Windows 10 Pro 1909) it just does nothing, but it also seems that it's somehow messing up UAC. How I found this out was by trying to launch something, the UAC ...
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remember local administrator password on different user

I have a roaming profile that is setup how I like, but was giving a Local Admin account on one computer. Each time it prompts for Admin PWD I have to type it in, is there anyway to store this so that ...
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Grant admin access to user UAC

All my pc's are windows 10 pro. All the users that use the pc have standard user access. And I have administrator access. There is times like today where the end user needs admin rights to install ...
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Email Login on Shared Windows 10 Computer

Is it possible to have a Windows 10 computer available to anyone with an email account to log into (registered with account.microsoft.com, of course)? I can add users from the administrator account, ...
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UAC Security Issue when Running Batch Files

I was having trouble pushing a batch file to a local users machine, when it ran just fine on another person. It turns out I was having the file run as the Current Logged in User. So the problem is ...
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Windows 10 UAC asks for email and password instead of local admin credentials

I just reinstalled Windows 10 Education provided by my university. I am running as a regular user, but am trying to install a program. However, UAC is asking for an email address and password, ...
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Understanding elevation of non-administrative (!) users

1. Introduction Probably everybody knows that administrator accounts have a split token (provided UAC has not been disabled). That means that if you log in as a member of the Administrators group, ...
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How do I remove the requirement for “elevation” on a program that I accidentally enabled it on?

I've been having trouble finding a way to remove the requirement for elevation on an operation [740] (my PC Game--RuneScape). I believe I accidentally clicked on something and it caused it to change ...
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Protect my user account with a password for UAC prompts without using a user password? [closed]

I want the computer to ask me for a password when a new software is installed or changes are made, but I don't want the
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UAC: Autohotkey calling the Windows 10 command window; es.exe by Voidtools Everything

New readers please (just) read my second edit. (Original title: "UAC: Cannot use the command window anymore with Autohotkey (Windows 10)", intermediate title: "UAC: Cannot run es.exe (Voidtools ...
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Is using a different user to elevate considered better security in Windows 10?

In my organisation very few of us still have local administrator privileges on our user account (lets call it user A) in Windows 10. When ever we are doing something which requires administrative ...
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UAC Elevation is Always Occurring Based on Installing User

I have certain application installers run at system startup via a Startup Script GPO (which runs as SYSTEM). When the install is completed as SYSTEM in this way, running the installed exe (C:\MyApp\...
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How to cache UAC credentials in Windows 10?

Is there any way to allow Windows to remember the username and password entered into the UAC prompt in Windows 10?
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Run program as administrator in domain user without writing password for admin account

I have some computers on a domain, where users login in with their account (eg. domain\paul.spotka). Sometimes I must do something on some computers remotely. I try to use AnyDesk and Aeroadmin for ...
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How to install application on Windows 10 exclusively for users with a normal account?

I have installation for app(.exe) file and when i run it, it displays Yellow User Account Control dialog. But i don't know and I can't find way to run this installation file and install the ...
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Task management, Server 2019

I'm finishing off the deployment of an Azure hosting solution for my company to use with clients. Our company has an IT department, and a separate customer support team. The VM's are all Server 2019,...
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Is there any way to disable UAC prompts for just one program?

I have to run Visual Studio as an administrator to debug web apps running on my local IIS server, but I don't like getting a UAC prompt every time I fire it up. I don't want to disable UAC globally ...
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Windows Folder Sharing - Excel able to read file contents of unshared folder files

I have encountered a strange issue and I would like to get some advice/insight from the community. Some facts: Windows 7 Pro Machine acting as a "Server" with a shared company folder that we will ...
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Elevated batch file cannot access mapped network drives

I know... this question has been asked before many times, but not in a way that adequately addresses my problem. Long story short, I had problems running a batch file as administrator, that in turn ...
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netsh on Windows Server 2019 without Administrator elevation

I have a batch file which I use as a shortcut to switch a certain network adaptor between one of 5 different IP addresses, depending on which plant I'm connecting to with it. The code is essentially ...
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Uac interaction for people with physical disabilities (no keyboard, mouse or foot pedals)

Is there any way for a user to interact with a uac prompt for admin privileges despite not being not able to use a physical keyboard, mouse or foot pedal? I use both voice and eyetracker software, ...
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Is there any way to use Windows Hello PIN for elevated permissions by default?

Whenever I attempt to run an application or execute a command which requires elevated permissions, the default is to ask me for a password. Is there any way to change the default so that it asks me ...
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Why doesn't Windows 10 task scheduler require administrative permissions to configure a task to run elevated?

It seems that I don't need administrator permission (it did not prompt for UAC control) to configure a task to run elevated. Why not?
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Why aren't some UAC prompts immediately keyboard-navigable by default?

Is there a way to force all Windows 10 UAC prompts to be immediately keyboard-navigable by default? When UAC prompts pop in Windows 10, my preference is to use the keyboard to choose (tab/shift-tab + ...
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How to take ownership of a new internal drive in Windows 10?

I have installed a new internal drive to replace an existing one. I formatted it as NTFS. My issue is that every time I copy something I get a UAC elevation prompt. As a long time Mac/Linux user, I'...
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UAC setting ask Credentials for for Admin Taks but not for signing Up

I want to set UAC Setting on my Windows 10 PC such that when I log in through Admin User, It should not ask for Password but when I do Some Admin Stuff (Installing aplications, etc), It should give a ...
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Why would I see“The requested operation requires elevation” after copying an executable to network share?

I have a simple .NET application that doesn't normally require admin permissions. When this executable is copied to a network share a little admin shield appears on the icon. Now, from the network ...
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Updates without UAC

I have a set of public gaming PCs to take care of. Current issue is when it comes down to play any game. The game usually needs to be updated so windows prompts for admin password (UAC) in order to ...
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Create Windows shortcut with “Run as administrator” option enabled

In Windows I can set up a shortcut to run application always as administrator: I need to create such shortcut from the command line. How can I do that?
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Disabling UAC makes my program run with non-admin privileges

I want to run my c# console application as an admin without UAC on non-admin account. Problem is, when i disable UAC with eiter Task scheluder or Microsoft Compatibility kit, my app runs with non-...
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Windows permission differences between spawning from Explorer and from cmd.exe

I have noticed a strange behavior running a setup on Windows 10 that I can't understand. The setup creates a directory structure and, at a certain point, it renames one of the subdirectories it has ...
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Windows 10: How do I always allow an app to make changes?

Every time I launch a specific program, User Account Control pops up and asks me the following: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? This question arises even when I run ...
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Is it possible to elevate an application to run as admin without changing user context (profile)?

I've been coming across this more often as I roll out Windows 10 workstations and encounter various issues with our current software stack. Often I'll need to run an application or utility which ...
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StartUp Program UAC Bypass

I'm currently using a Windows 10 Desktop home computer and I would like to add a program to the startup folder "C:\Users\%username"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" ...
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How to list users and groups with Powershell?

How can I list local groups? PS C:\Users\thufir> PS C:\Users\thufir> Get-WMIObject win32_operatingsystem SystemDirectory : C:\WINDOWS\system32 Organization : Microsoft BuildNumber : ...
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How to add windows fingerprint without logging in?

I have 2 user accounts on my windows 10 machine, an admin one, and a regular one. The admin account is not allowed to login by policy, but it can be used for runas. I want to set up windows hello for ...
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Create Windows Admin user only for UAC prompts but without Desktop access

I would like to have an administrator account just for UAC prompts. Is it possible to disable the desktop feature? So that I just can use that account for UAC prompts only and not actually login to ...
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command line shutdown without uac prompt

******** Sorry, false alarm, thanks for your time user9811991 - but it was a setting in my program that was checked that should not have been. ********** I'm trying to help out a person with ...
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How to runas an application requiring elevation with a different user?

I want to run regedit as a different user (i.e. to edit that user's registry entries). So I've run cmd as an Administrator, then did runas /profile /savecred /user:OtherUserName regedit It asks for ...
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How do I make it so an account's User Account Control dialog appears without a password prompt?

On my primary account (the original one with which I installed Windows), when a User Account Control dialog appears, I have simply "Yes" and "No" buttons. However, when my partner (to whom I have ...

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