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Windows 7: Admin make to modifications from within a standard user account.

3 Weeks Ago   #1
ineuw

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Admin make to modifications from within a standard user account.

As an admin of Windows 7 workstations, is it possible to invoke a temporary admin login to effect changes from within a standard user's account? . . . as one can do in Linux Mint?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it's quite possible and quite easy as well, that's the whole point of UAC. By default, when logging into a standard account and a program request admin permissions, UAC will prompt for an admin user/password and that program will then be launched with full access, right from within the standard desktop.

The main benefit and purpose of UAC is to provide that convenience to do such operations without switching desktops completely.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
ineuw

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Alejandro85, thank you. Now I know why it didn't work. Because it's a community desktop, I turned off the UAC.
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