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Administrator Account and password UAC alert

  1. #1


    GT Guest

    Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    I upgrade from XP MCE to Vista premium and when i installed it I'm only the
    administrator account. After installing Vista premium i put password on
    administrator account, is it normal for the UAC alert to not show the
    password in Administrator account? I thought that once i put administrator a
    password it would also give me UAC alert with password credential everytime.

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  3. #2


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    Hello,

    This is normal behavior.

    When you are running as an administrator, Windows will only ask for your
    consent to perform an administrative action.

    If you are a standard user, Windows will require you to log in with an
    administrative account in order to proceed.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  4. #3


    GT Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    so i need to create a standard account in order for the UAC alert to ask for
    password. So basically i will have two account. Are there any setting i can
    change so that Administrator account will get prompted UAC with password I
    think i read somewhere that you can do this.



    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > This is normal behavior.
    >
    > When you are running as an administrator, Windows will only ask for your
    > consent to perform an administrative action.
    >
    > If you are a standard user, Windows will require you to log in with an
    > administrative account in order to proceed.
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  5. #4


    GT Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    I read somewhere that user can now install software on standard account but
    requiring a administrator password prompt. is doing this effective?

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > This is normal behavior.
    >
    > When you are running as an administrator, Windows will only ask for your
    > consent to perform an administrative action.
    >
    > If you are a standard user, Windows will require you to log in with an
    > administrative account in order to proceed.
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  6. #5


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    Yes,

    You can force administrators to authenticate in order to perform an
    administrative action.

    You will have to edit the registry to do this.

    - Click start
    - Type: regedit
    - Press enter
    - In the left, browse to the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    - In the right, double-click ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
    - Type: 1
    - Press enter


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  7. #6


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    Yes,

    Doing actions that require administrative privileges from a standard user
    account will prompt for an administrator to log in to perform the task.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  8. #7


    GT Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    When creating a standard account do i need to create a password or can i just
    leave it blank.



    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Yes,
    >
    > Doing actions that require administrative privileges from a standard user
    > account will prompt for an administrator to log in to perform the task.
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  9. #8


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    I would recommend putting a password on it, but it's up to you.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

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  10. #9


    Peter Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    You can change UAC behaiviour in the Local Security policy (secpol.msc) in
    the Security options as well, better than editing registry.

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    P Hutchison


    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Yes,
    >
    > You can force administrators to authenticate in order to perform an
    > administrative action.
    >
    > You will have to edit the registry to do this.
    >
    > - Click start
    > - Type: regedit
    > - Press enter
    > - In the left, browse to the following location:
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    >
    > - In the right, double-click ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
    > - Type: 1
    > - Press enter
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  11. #10


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Administrator Account and password UAC alert

    Yes,

    Unfortunately, that "feature" isn't available on home editions


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

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