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User Account Control - Annoying!

  1. #11


    Yes but how does running an app (as to install it) in admin mode relate to turning UAC off? Does turning UAC off make every account an admin account?

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  2. #12


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    That's strange, because I disabled it and I don't have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Yes but how does running an app (as to install it) in admin mode relate to turning UAC off? Does turning UAC off make every account an admin account?
    not necessarily makes every account an admin account. This is basic windows stuff, even though standard users will not require administrator password to do things that would otherwise require UAC, there are still some other restrictions on standard users such as changing some important system settings that are still not available.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by jhgenius01 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Yes but how does running an app (as to install it) in admin mode relate to turning UAC off? Does turning UAC off make every account an admin account?
    not necessarily makes every account an admin account. This is basic windows stuff, even though standard users will not require administrator password to do things that would otherwise require UAC, there are still some other restrictions on standard users such as changing some important system settings that are still not available.
    Can you give evidence that turning off UAC would make an account an admin account (in any capacity) to be able to run installations that requires admin privileges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Can you give evidence that turning off UAC would make an account an admin account (in any capacity) to be able to run installations that requires admin privileges?
    I was just wondering the same thing. Surely turning UAC off would still require an admin password to run an app with admin privileges?
    Turning off UAC != changing user access privileges.
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  6. #16


    Actually Avalon, turning of UAC would lower the security settings of your machine which would allow for certain security prompts to be suppresed. In this case the prompt for putting in required credentials to either run a program or access network shares. Doing so will leave your machine more exposed. If the program requires admin privedges to run (as when a program access the regsitry) you will still require to exercise admin rights to run it..or do so without any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Actually Avalon, turning of UAC would lower the security settings of your machine which would allow for certain security prompts to be suppresed. In this case the prompt for putting in required credentials to either run a program or access network shares. Doing so will leave your machine more exposed. If the program requires admin privedges to run (as when a program access the regsitry) you will still require to exercise admin rights to run it..or do so without any issues.
    Yes, I do know what you mean, but it still doesn't change the ability of a user to run a program in administrator mode (or so I thought, at least).
    I frankly don't see why they don't have a unified system... Hopefully SmartScreen will do something about this, because if you're going to turn off UAC, you might as well make all accounts administrators, right?
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    For cmd, I have used this tutorial by Shawn. Works very well. Have not yet tried it in 8 though.
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  9. #19


    Maybe turning UAC off is restricting the permission to trusted installer? Because that's the only thing I can think about that would restrict us from gaining control over system files and other admin related stuff.
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  10. #20


    Alas! Having the same problem, will check for the registry key settings & will update.
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