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Windows 7: Use "Run as administrator" with UAC disabled

05 Sep 2010   #11
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Perhaps the OP has other Users he doesn't want installing Programs. Yet doesn't want constant nag messages about what he is doing.
UAC won't stop other users from installing programs, they will just get prompted, and can click yes anyway. You would have to give them a "standard user" account instead of an administrator account to restrict what they can do.


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05 Sep 2010   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hedak View Post
When using "Run as administrator" now a console will appear where you have to enter the password of Administrator.

What exactly is this password for? I assumed you have a Registry hack that requires an Admin password to approve something in order to proceed.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
UAC won't stop other users from installing programs, they will just get prompted, and can click yes anyway. You would have to give them a "standard user" account instead of an administrator account to restrict what they can do.

I understand it would have to be a standard User account for it to need Admin to allow changes, as an Admin would allow it anyway. But then what is the password for? Confuddling
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05 Sep 2010   #13
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hedak View Post
With UAC disabled you still have "Run as administrator" in your context menu. But it doesnt work. On my computer a have two user accounts. One for Internet and one for local usage. But some apps on my internet account need admin rights. But as i said "Run as administrator" had no effect, because UAC is disabled.
OK, fair enough. I have no way of knowing if "run as admin" works or not, I've never had to use it. Are both of your accounts members of the administrators group? If one of them is only a standard user that would explain why you need it.
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05 Sep 2010   #14
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hedak View Post
When using "Run as administrator" now a console will appear where you have to enter the password of Administrator.

What exactly is this password for? I assumed you have a Registry hack that requires an Admin password to approve something in order to proceed.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
UAC won't stop other users from installing programs, they will just get prompted, and can click yes anyway. You would have to give them a "standard user" account instead of an administrator account to restrict what they can do.

I understand it would have to be a standard User account for it to need Admin to allow changes, as an Admin would allow it anyway. But then what is the password for? Confuddling
The password would be the password for the built in administrator account. Mine actually has one because I enabled it and set a password. His instructions tell you to do the same thing in the first couple of steps.
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05 Sep 2010   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

So this is a password to continue beyond User Account prompt which no longer appears?
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06 Sep 2010   #16
hedak

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

The password you have to enter is the password for an admin account (doesn't need to be the built in admin account, any other admin account works too). You will have to enter it running a standard user account and using my "Run as administrator" if the console asks for the password. You have to enter this password every time you use my "Run as administrator". You could expand the registry string i changed with the admins password, but it would stay there in clear text then...
Its like the normal "Run as administrator". But the normal "Run as administrator" works with UAC enabled only. I hope its clear now
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06 Sep 2010   #17
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You know, you can have UAC on for standard users and off for Admin users, right?
Keeping UAC on you also get the benefits of the built in process sandbox, IE and Chrome both use.


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06 Sep 2010   #18
hedak

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

OK, thanks for the tip. I'll try

Update: I finally got it working. The problem ist that i can't use the built in administrator account that way, because that account is hidden. My way works with every (admin) account. Anyway thanks!
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06 Sep 2010   #19
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You know, you can have UAC on for standard users and off for Admin users, right?
Keeping UAC on you also get the benefits of the built in process sandbox, IE and Chrome both use.
You can, but I can't. I'm running Home premium, no group policy editor.
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06 Sep 2010   #20
hedak

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You know, you can have UAC on for standard users and off for Admin users, right?
Keeping UAC on you also get the benefits of the built in process sandbox, IE and Chrome both use.
You can, but I can't. I'm running Home premium, no group policy editor.
I don't have Home premium. But don't you even have the file "C:\Windows\System32\secpol.msc"?? That would do the trick. I know you don't have "gpedit.msc", but its not the same, right?
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