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Windows 7: How do I make windows 7 ask the administrator accounts for password?

06 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I make windows 7 ask the administrator accounts for password?

So I am trying to increase the security of my computer, what I want to do is make windows 7 prompt for the administrator password whenever making and change to windows such as installing a program. I have followed the steps of the following website, but my results don't make sense, it still doesn't prompt for the password!

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...inistrator-acc



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06 Jan 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Try setting UAC to the maximum/highest level.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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06 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Try setting UAC to the maximum/highest level.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
it is currently at "always notify"
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06 Jan 2014   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uLemon View Post
So I am trying to increase the security of my computer, what I want to do is make windows 7 prompt for the administrator password whenever making and change to windows such as installing a program. I have followed the steps of the following website, but my results don't make sense, it still doesn't prompt for the password!

How can set uac to always ask password in built in administrator acc

Difference Between UAC and Admin Approval mode

I think you want:
Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop: When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted on the secure desktop to enter a privileged user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the operation continues with the user's highest available privilege.
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06 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uLemon View Post
So I am trying to increase the security of my computer, what I want to do is make windows 7 prompt for the administrator password whenever making and change to windows such as installing a program. I have followed the steps of the following website, but my results don't make sense, it still doesn't prompt for the password!

How can set uac to always ask password in built in administrator acc

Difference Between UAC and Admin Approval mode

I think you want:
Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop: When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted on the secure desktop to enter a privileged user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the operation continues with the user's highest available privilege.

yeah its been set to that, you can sort of see that in the picture
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06 Jan 2014   #6

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Sorry... didn't look well at screenshot
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06 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Prompt for credentials....." is indeed the correct choice. Make sure you reboot to apply changes (I'm not 100% sure when it's needed, but for UAC I always do). Try to enter that configuration screen again, then it should prompt for user/pass instead of yes/no.

Other than that, when do you expect it to ask you?
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