Windows 10: admin account with UAC, or non-admin account with admin password

Discus and support admin account with UAC, or non-admin account with admin password in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; On a 2016 tutorial, the teacher said that it was important to create a new user as an administrator, and removing the admin rights of the user that I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by trogne, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. trogne Win User

    admin account with UAC, or non-admin account with admin password


    On a 2016 tutorial, the teacher said that it was important to create a new user as an administrator, and removing the admin rights of the user that I use all the time. Then, using admin privilege only when necessary, e.g. "run as administrator", and entering the password of the newly created user.

    I did that. But is this better or equivalent to keeping only one user, with admin rights, and using UAC maxed out ?


    Thanks,

    Patrick

    :)
     
    trogne, Feb 26, 2018
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  2. skim33 Win User

    User Account Control displays administrator names

    Hello all,

    I am trying to setup Windows 10 Professional to prompt non-admin accounts for an admin user name and password. So far the UAC displays the domain\admin-user name and asks to enter the password. Is there a way to make the user type in the both the user
    name and password?

    Thanks!
     
    skim33, Feb 26, 2018
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  3. ksw-007 Win User
    Administrator rights blocked on Windows 10 computer.

    Original Title: administrator rights blocked

    hi

    I have been through many threads and my issue is more complicated?

    I enrolled onto a Hotmail account synced with windows which created a password entry into windows, as this was a pain I swapped back to local user then my problems started.

    I can no longer get into admin user account as, all options in windows requires admin rights and when I click on them the UAC box appears and the yes button is greyed out.

    There is no admin in user accounts but when I go into file manager and open a files properties it shows the user account and admin account.

    I have tried CMD (non admin)and Net user administrator /activate:yes and this returns a system error 5.

    Tried CMD (non admin) net user administrator * and entered in a password and get access denied?

    I can not enter CMD as administrator as when I right click and select it brings up the UAC with greyed out yes box again, also tried this in safe mode and the same issue?

    I have run IOBIT Malware and AVG and found nothing? I can not load anything else in as it requires admin rights?

    any more thoughts?
     
    ksw-007, Feb 26, 2018
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  4. simrick Win User

    admin account with UAC, or non-admin account with admin password

    Hi Patrick.
    Your teacher is correct. It's best to always use a "limited" account as your daily driver. That way, if something nasty sneaks into your system, it can't do as much damage as it could in a user account with admin privileges.
     
    simrick, Feb 28, 2018
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