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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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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?

Can I add a publisher to an approved list, so that I don't have to answer this question every time I launch a program? Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? The question ...
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Runas with Multi-factor Authentication

I've used the Runas command in shortcuts for years to enable administrative access to AD and SCCM tools. This environment has MFA enabled and I'm hoping there is a way to call the auth prompt. My ...
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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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Permamently allow a specific app to make changes to my device?

How can I add an exception to the UAC? I don't want to disable the notifications all together, I just want to spare some clicks with some applications I run daily.
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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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Elevated program won't start when invoked by domain user

I've got a situation where a domain user (with local admin privileges) can't run a certain program elevated using UAC. However: When I create a new local user, put it in the Administrators group and ...
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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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Listing Network Shares and SID mapping

Background: I am trying to remove a variant of the rootkit named MEBRoot and have found the malware has set up a network of sorts, linking certain files/folders to my PC, from other locations on my ...
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Is there any way to completely disable UAC on Windows 10 Home 1803 and later?

Up until Windows 10 1803, it appears that it was possible to completely disable UAC by editing the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\...

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