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Administrator Account and password UAC alert

#1
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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J

Jimmy Brush

#2
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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#3
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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#4
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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J

Jimmy Brush

#5
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
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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P

Peter

#9
You can change UAC behaiviour in the Local Security policy (secpol.msc) in
the Security options as well, better than editing registry.

--
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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