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Why sometimes is required to log off and log on back again adding a group to a user

In Windows systems (particularly Windows Server 2008R2 which I an using), sometimes when I add a local user to a local group, the user needs to log-off and log-on back again before this new group is ...
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190 views

Windows 7: Update a file in the system32 folder via GPO

I'd need to update a Windows file in the system32-folder I've made a script to do this task. When I run it locally on a system (from a prompt with elevated privileges) it works fine. I've created a ...
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349 views

Is UAC Preventing write access to Programs Folder?

We have a legacy application on a number of client sites. In some cases clients need to have write access to a folder or two under the Program Files (x86) folder. As time goes on more and more of the ...
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How could I make a MsAccess Frontend and Mysql Backend more user aware?

I have a distributed MsAccess front-end database which uses a mysql backend. It uses the Windows System DSN ODBC connections to connect to the server. All my Linked tables refer to that ODBC ...
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545 views

UAC in an Active Directory environment

At work, we've recently received a recommendation to have two separate accounts for domain administrators. One account would be a standard user account with no admin privileges and one would be a ...
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2answers
346 views

What is the relationship (if any) between UAC and ACLs on Windows platforms?

What is the relationship between UAC and ACLs on Windows platforms? Are these two separate security schemes? Or is one a superset of the other? Intuitively I would expect them to be related but I've ...
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1answer
923 views

User Account Control: Disable Admin Approval Mode for a specific user

We have a Windows 2008R2 server that runs our build scripts. At the moment, it is not possible to fix our scripts so that they could run without elevation. Please don't bother. It is currently more ...
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How to run a program marked as requiring elevation via UAC without actual elevation on Windows 7?

I have a program, specifically an installer, which is marked is requiring elevation with highestAvailable approach. I am using an administrator account with UAC at the highest level. Is it possible ...
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Why is using ntrights.exe in Windows Server 2008 R2 giving error openpolicy -1073741790

I am local admin on a windows server 2003 R2 machine in our domain. This machine was built about 3 years back and I am not sure what privilges I might have. If I use ntrights.exe (from resource kit ...
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Vista cmd.exe fails to run if users and/or auditors group not present

In the current environment there exists a policy where files within %system32% are only allowed to be owned by System and Administrators. An issue has arisen where after converting these ...
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598 views

Can UAC levels lower than max be turned off programatically?

I was recently told that if your UAC level is anything less than the maximum (always notify) then malicious programs can programatically lower your UAC settings, thereby rendering UAC useless. Now, ...
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380 views

Win7 UAC tokens

It is known that under win7 UAC you receive 2 tokens when you logon to the system: std user token and admin token. If I disable UAC, what should I get? only admin token? or still both with no ...
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Where are the Microsoft downloaded app compat updates stored?

Where are the Microsoft application compatibility update settings stored on a Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 computer? Microsoft periodically release application compatibility updates (e.g. ...
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Why can't I drag/drop a file for editing in notepad in Windows Server 2008?

When notepad is run, I can drag/drop a file to open it, but then it can't save the file. When I run notepad elevated to save the file, I can no longer drag/drop to open the file. I understand its a ...
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486 views

Does UAC kill the need to run as a regular user?

Professionally, I've run as a standard user for a decade, and had mastered all the little tips and tricks to administering an enterprise using nothing but runas. Now in trots UAC, and while it makes ...
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912 views

Disable UAC And Windows Security Center alerts under Vista Business

We have a few Windows Vista Business with User Account Control turned off (the reason is because those machines need to run a series of programs that do not work with UAC, the boxes have no Internet ...