UAC stands for User Account Control and is a security system present in Microsoft Windows (since Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008) running most tasks as non-administrator and requiring the user to confirm the actions that require administrator privileges.

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Unable to remove “Run this program as an administrator” (greyed out) with Excel 2010

I have issue with one of the user in Terminal Server 2008 R2 who has "Run this program as an administrator" checked and greyed out with Excel 2010. This causes UAC to popup requesting for ...
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NTFS - Domain Admins don't have permissions despite being part of the Local Administrators group

As per "Best Practices" staff in our IT department have two accounts. An unprivileged account and an account that is a member of the global Domain Admins ($DOMAIN\Domain Admins) group. On our file ...
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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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How can we run a logon script to mount drives UAC?

We have a small environment where we are setting up mountable drives using a login.bat file, reason why we are doing this because our script first tests whether the folder is created for that user, ...
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UAC - When set to “Never notify” do I still have a dual token?

UAC can be set to never notify, but that's not the same as not having UAC at all. What I mean is, does the OS still create a dual token for admin users but just auto-elevate everything? The ...
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UAC turns off on Windows 10 when log in to the AD domain

When my Windows 10 logs in to the AD domain of our company, UAC are turned off. Which is annoying and prevent apps from Windows Store to run. This happens to everyone in our company. This is not ...
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UAC never asks for admin password, denies access on admin-related tasks, on client computer. How to fix UAC?

I have a client computer, Windows 7 64 bit, connected to our network. The user who signs on is not an admin (according to our active directory). It's having credential issues which I'm trying to fix ...
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Users still get UAC prompt after allowing printer install and alter LAN connection by GPO?

I've implemented the following Group Policy settings to allow non-admins to install printer drivers and to enable / disable their wifi: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network ...
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How can I block the group policy from disabling uac? [closed]

Where I work, our group policy disables UAC for the handful of users that don't know how to make certain applications work with UAC enabled. I don't need UAC to be disabled. Is there a way I can set ...
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windows 10 “run as administrator” not starting [closed]

Under Windows 10, I'm logging as an user supposed to have local machine administrator rights. Unfortunately, when I try to launch some application by right-click-ing "Run as administrator", the ...
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Automatically run a powershell script elevated

Is there a way to run a powershell script automatically in Elevated mode? I am trying to automate some post-image tasks without user intervention, but am getting caught with the UAC. Is there a way ...
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Can a batch run as admin launch another batch as limited user?

I have a batch that is being run with administrative privileges on a Windows 7 machine. That batch has to run another batch, which should access a mapped network drive. However, network drives are ...
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List of Privileges Considered for Standard User As “Additional Privileges” for Windows UAC

I am trying to understand some behavior I am seeing with Windows User Account Control (UAC). We have an application that is being run with the manifest requestedExecutionLevel highestAvailable. &...
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“WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied” when running a python script

I'm getting a "WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied" message when running a python script which attempts to make an https connection. The following error message is produced by python: Traceback ...
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IBM Domino 9.0.1 on Windows Server 2008: How to get rid of UAC when starting console

We are installing Domino Servers Version 9.0.1 64Bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 at the moment. Despite the servers in the past with the same operating system on these servers the UAC fires when ...
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Windows 10 UAC changing for one specific user

I have one user who was recently upgraded to Windows 10 on a laptop that re-enters our domain every day. I have checked on the AD side and notice nothing restrictive about his permissions or which OUs ...
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Elevated command prompt as another user

I'm running Windows 7 (Enterprise, x64 if it makes any difference) My account has admin privileges on this PC, but is a regular user on the domain. I have another user account that is a member of ...
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Make usergroups able to authorize User Account Control Prompt

I was wondering how you could make a group in Active Directory that is allowed to elevate/authorize programs with their credentials without setting them as the built in administrator? Windows server ...
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UAC Prompt in per-user-install on Windows 10

I have an application that does minor upgrades/downgrades (version changes) in Windows 7/8/8.1 without any UAC prompts. But when I try the same application on Windows 10, I get a UAC prompt asking me ...
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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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Elevating UAC via .bat file?

Pretty straightforward one that I'm having trouble finding an answer to. serverfault previously helped me with finding a way to automate Windows updates without using WSUS. It's working ...
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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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Run php exec function to stop windows services

I have written a web program in php that needs to stop a windows service and start's it when run like this: exec('net stop spooler'); //to stop printer spooler exec('net start spooler'); //to start ...
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EnableLinkedConnections for standard users

I've been having some difficulties with seeing local network maps using logon scripts on Server 2008 R2. For the sake of this conversation, I have two users, one is the domain administrator account ...
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Disabling the prompt to “Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder” (e.g. via GPO)

http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950934 describes the manner in which, when a member of the Administrators group uses Explorer to navigate to a folder to which the Administrators group has ...
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Windows 7: Having Underprivileged User Install and Alter Fonts

I've run into this huge issue with a graphic designer. They want to be able to install fonts they have downloaded. This user is a non-admin user on the local machine and a non-admin user on our ...
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Restricted Groups not working with UAC

I have a Restricted Group in a group policy in an organizational unit called org_unit_a. This organizational unit has all the computers. The restricted group is My_domain\Workstation Admins Has ...
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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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Drive mapping maps two different folders for elevated and non-elevated programs

I have a Windows 2012 Domain with a couple of Windows 8 x64 Enterprise members. I want to use Group Policies to map a drive X: to a folder on a file server. The drive X: should be available on the ...
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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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Exe is requiring elevated privileges unless it is renammed

Running windows 7 sp1. I have an application that when installed via MSI requires the program's exe to run with elevated credentials. When I rename the exe it no longer runs with elevated privileges....
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How do I allow pass through access to a new shared drive on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box?

I am trying to allow access to a shared drive on our server (running windows server 2008 R2) so that users (running windows 7) can access the files on it. However, whenever they try to connect, it ...
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Running Visual Studio and IIS without Administrator rights on Windows

I find it hard to believe that Microsoft didn't forsee a possibility where a company would need a developer to be able to use IIS and Visual Studio with full rights but NOT want to just haphazardly ...
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Why some computers let basic domain user administrators

I do not understand why on some computers windows doesn't prompt for admin credentials to do a software installation for example, no matter of the user privilege. Computers are on windows 7. Some of ...
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How to use psexec to start installation or other task that requires UAC interaction?

I'm trying to remotely start installations and I'd like not to disable UAC. If I start the processes remotely using psexec, the installer will just get stalled waiting for the UAC prompt. Other tasks ...
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How do I elevate privileges when running appcmd from a nant task?

We are using a Windows 7 box as build server. As part of our continuous integration process I would like to stop and start an IIS 7 website. I have tried doing this from the command line using appcmd:...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 elevated explorer

On Windows Server 2008 R2 with the User Account Control Settings at the third highest level when you start explorer 'as administrator' it doesnt appear to actually grant administrative rights to the ...
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App needs elevated privileges to run - why?

Not as stupid as it sounds ;) I have a third party app that I have no source for. Official support is for XP and higher - but higher only with UAC off. Which I do not want. Now, I know the ...
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Ping doesnt work as limited user

This is the issue: All programs works fine in the network. A Command line console, elevated with UAC, can make a ping and everything works fine. A command line, runnning as standar user, says ...
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Problems accessing shared folder in Windows Server 2008

In Windows Server 2008, I have a shared folder. For my username: NTFS permission (read/modify) Share Permissions (read/modify) Result when trying to access the share: I can traverse directory and ...
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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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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 non-...
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Administrator view ALL mapped drives

In my understanding of security, an administrator should be able to view all connections to and from a computer - just as they can view all processes/owner, network connections/owning process. ...
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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 would you run an application off a network share so you can update application?

We have an internal desktop application which we have deployed to a network share. In that directory are subdirectories for each version, ie, z:\Apps\ApplicationX\1.0 z:\Apps\ApplicationX\2.0 z:\Apps\...
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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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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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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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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 ...