Questions tagged [uac]

User Account Control, or UAC, is a security feature first introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista. It aims to improve security by limiting application software to user level privileges unless the process is authorized to run with elevated privileges.

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Is UAC enabled and set to Elevate without prompt actually a security protection?

Does enabling UAC and setting the Admin approval behavior to Elevate without prompting provide any form of extra security to Administrator account. Note that my use case is for a Kiosk application ...
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Do WebEx's requirements open security holes?

After a WebEx presentation is recorded, the recording cannot be played in-browser without installing a browser extension that requires invasive permissions to access the user's data for all websites: ...
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Why can't programs run as administrator be a drag/drop target?

Ever since UAC was introduced in Windows, you haven't been able to use the elevated program as a drag/drop target - the "no entry" icon just appears when the mouse hovers over it. I don't think there'...
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Vulnerability scanner connecting to remote registry service is failing

I am trying to perform full vulnerability scans against all of my corporate PCs, servers and laptops. However, I'm unable to read/connect to the target registry despite the 'Remote Registry' service ...
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Would a mechanism for a same-password separate admin account solve the problem of UAC bypasses in Windows?

The standard role-separation mechanism in Windows for a local administrator is to have a single account, but protect it using UAC, and configure it for Always Notify if increased security is desired. ...