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User Account Control for standard user.

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    User Account Control for standard user.


    How come the UAC is set to the lowest setting for the admin, but for a standard user it is still set as default (requiring admin password)?

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  2. #2


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Built in admin bypasses UAC, hence the setting. Any other users (even users created as admin) get UAC prompts.

    This is one of the many reasons security best practices dictate creating a second admin account and disabling the built in one.
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User Account Control for standard user.
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