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71 views

Puppet, Windows, and UAC

Is it possible to use Puppet on Windows where UAC is enabled? Does Puppet have any method for automatically saying yes to UAC prompts for a software install? My module does the following workflow: ...
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3answers
908 views

Windows Explorer and UAC: run elevated

I am profoundly annoyed by UAC and switch it off for my admin user wherever I can. Yet, there are situations where I can't - especially if those are machines not under my continuous administration. ...
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3answers
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Windows folder permissions, Administrators and UAC, what's the “right” way to deal with this?

I have a folder with permissions: Administrators (group): Full. J. Bloggs: Full. I'm logged in as a member of the Administrators group. I can't open the folder in Explorer because "you do not ...
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How to escalate to administrative token in Windows 7 using only CMD.exe [duplicate]

If I am not able to right click on CMD and run as administrator, or CTRL + Shift + Enter to run CMD, but I am using an administrative user account in a non-admin shell (CMD.exe); How in the world do I ...
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4answers
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How to allow program updates without prompting UAC?

We have about 15-20 users who have this software installed. We have UAC enabled through GPO as you should, which means the software prompts for admin approval if a standard user trys to install it. ...
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1answer
655 views

execute .reg from bat silently in windows 7 with UAC

I need to be able to push out registry fixes with AD logon script to Windows 7 systems with UAC enabled. So far I have had no luck accomplishing this using the standard method that worked in XP. ...
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Run Active Directory Admin Center as another user

I am trying to run Active Directory Admin Center (dsac.exe) on Windows 7 as another user by means of creating a shortcut, rather than having to Shift+Right click and specify the user. On Windows XP I ...
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568 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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1answer
2k views

Windows folder mounted in Unix, unable to touch anything 'permission denied'

I've got a windows system running centos inside a virtual box vm. I have a directory I've shared in windows, and mounted from centos, in fstab, like so: //<ip address>/head_build ...
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2answers
371 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
183 views

Windows 7 UAC requests escalated to sysadmins?

Is there any way to have users UAC requests listed for admins (or a list of selected users)? One alternative would be popups on the screen of logged on admins. Another would be listing requests on an ...
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5answers
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Domain Admins group denied access to d: drive

I have a brand new Active Directory (CORP-AD) installation running on Windows 2008R2. I have a domain controller (PDC01) and a member server (ME01). The member server has a C: and a D: drive. Part ...
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3answers
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Open Elevated “Administrator:” cmd prompt instead of “cmd prompt (Running as Administrator)”

If you open a command prompt with a runas command, you will see a window that shows (Running as some_user) In the title bar, but if you right click on cmd.exe and choose Run as Administrator you ...
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Windows 2008 never run a program “as administrator”

I have an application that Windows 2008 would always run "as administrator" (i.e. the blue/yellow shield overlay icon is always visible). However, the "run this program as an administrator" flag is ...
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0answers
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Windows 2008 WSF Permission

I have a wsf (vb) script that I wrote that will move subdirectories from the C drive to the D drive on our server. Though logged in as a domain admin, I get a permission denied error when I run the ...
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1answer
215 views

Install Tomcat6 as a service windows vista

I currently am installing Tomcat6 as a windows service that will be controlled by a user account that cannot login, nor is the account a member of any groups. The issue I am seeing is that the ...
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1answer
408 views

New domain workstations, UAC prompt only cleared by ADDC main “Administrator” password

For the first time, I'm able to add new Windows workstations to my domain. [For years we had a "standalone" 2k server, not a DC, and all our workstations were Windows Home] Now I have some new ...
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4answers
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How to convert a elevated command prompt to a regular command prompt?

I have UAC disabled on my system, and all command prompts start as elevated ("Administrator: ..."). Even if I start cmd.exe from the Start Menu, it's still elevated. Is there a way to run a ...
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4answers
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How important is it to install on the program files folder?

In a proper installation of an average software, its executables would be in the program files folder; its user data in the user's application data folder; it's non user specific data in the all users ...
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2answers
806 views

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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1answer
966 views

GPO, UAC, and Active X not playing nice

I have a set of users that I want to be able to install ActiveX controls from websites. I have deployed a GPO that allows them to do this, however I still fail when it comes to UAC. The ActiveX ...
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4answers
488 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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5answers
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Windows 2008 Corrupt TCP/IP? (Ping access denied)

I'm having a weird problem on two Windows 2008 VMs (inside HyperV) running NLB. They were working at one point, but now TCP/IP appears to be corrupt. I cannot ping anything if logged in with my Domain ...