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User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8


Ziwdon

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#21
Thank you Shawn. You're a very quick replier :p.

I would just like to point out that I think I may have found a security flaw in the Elevated Program Shortcut method though.
I don't know if it's a Windows 8 thing, but this method allows you to run any given application as an administrator. All you have to do is to copy the elevated shortcut path, create a new shortcut, and paste and edit the path to the application you wish to run :think:. Even if you can't edit the elevated path, you can always copy it and use it.

Oh well...this should be possible to do through Windows user accounts configuration.
 

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#22
Yeah, the standard user being able to abuse/modify the shortcut's target to run what they want is the only downside to this. I would only recommend doing it for someone you trust. :(
 

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Ziwdon

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#23
Yeah, it kinda sucks. Well, thanks again Shawn :).

Take care.
 

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#24
Anytime mate. I hope it'll work for you.
 

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#25
this a good post......but i have problem.......need to fix it............
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in the above image,yes option has been disabled....need help to fix it
 

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#26
Hello Harish, and welcome to Eight Forums.

While signed in to an administrator account, double check to see what you have UAC set to. UAC needs to be set to at least the default level (2nd from top) or above (top) for standard users to be able to enter an administrator's password.

Did you do anything to change to always show all users on the sign in screen like below?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/14632-sign-show-all-users-last-user-windows-8-a.html

Hope this helps for now, :)
Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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#27
I know this is a bit of an old thread, but I was just curious for those that are administrators and are the only ones using their computer, what level of UAC do you use? What did you use Shawn when you were using Windows 8.1? I have always had my set for the one up from the bottom. I still find it annoying at times, but I also don't want to open my computer up for any vulnerabilities.

I wish there was an exception list for UAC, where you could add programs, etc. that you use frequently and don't want to be bothered by the notification, yet maintaining the level of security for all other areas. Is that a silly thing to look for in this tool? Or is there something else out there that does something like this?

EDIT: I now see an older article from you Shawn, regarding this:

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/33789-uac-control-known-good-programs.html

Thanks for any help and advice! :)
 
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#28
I'm glad it could help menace97. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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