Windows 10: Using UAC and Administrator vs. Standard

Discus and support Using UAC and Administrator vs. Standard in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi, Assuming using Windows 101909 and that UAC is enabled to highest level meaning always notify, what benefits are there if I additionally use the... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Jack660, May 10, 2020.

  1. Jack660 Win User

    Using UAC and Administrator vs. Standard


    Hi,

    Assuming using Windows 101909 and that UAC is enabled to highest level meaning always notify, what benefits are there if I additionally use the system as a standard user? From what I understand, the only difference is that instead of just clicking "yes" on the dialog, I'll have to provide an administrator password, but programs will still be prevented from administrative actions without my consent because of UAC?

    :)
     
    Jack660, May 10, 2020
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  2. Any way to enable an admin password for UAC in windows 10?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if this helps:



    • Open User Account Control Settings by clicking the Start button.
    • Then type uac, and then click Change User Account Control settings.

    • Do one of the following:
    • To turn off UAC, move the slider to the Never notify position, and then click
      OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. You will need to restart your computer for UAC to be turned off.
    • To turn on UAC, move the slider to choose when you want to be notified, and then click
      OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Andria Maria Mendez, May 10, 2020
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  3. gvannucci Win User
    UAC & standard users with additional privileges

    I am marking this problem as solved. The problem was:

    Allow a standard user to enable/disable a network without having to enter a password every time.

    My solution for Windows 7 was:

    1. Add the standard user to the "Network Configuration Operators" group.
    2. Login as the standard user.
    3. Create a shortcut to the network adapter.
    4. Right-click on the shortcut to see or change the state of the network adapter.

    I have received many useful and instructive suggestions on Tenforums. Based on those suggestions,
    here's my solution for Windows 10:

    1. Add the standard user to the "Network Configuration Operators" group.
    2. Login as the standard user.
    3. In a cmd window, run this command
    netsh interface show interface
    to learn the name of the network adapter.
    4. Run Task Scheduler using the password of the standard user.
    5. Create two shortcuts in accordance with Option 2 in this tutorial:
    Elevated Shortcut without UAC - TenForumsTutorials
    -- at Step 3, name the shortcuts something like “EnableLAN” and “DisableLAN”
    -- at Step 7, in the Program/script field, type netsh
    -- at Step 8, into the Add arguments field, type
    interface set interface "name of network adapter" admin=enable
    (Make the last element “disable” for the second task.)
    -- at Step 14, name the shortcuts something like “Turn LAN On” and “Turn LAN Off”
    6. Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog, type ncpa.cpl into Run, and click OK to open the Network Connections window. Keep this window open on your desktop to see the state of the network adapter. The color of the icon reflects the state of the adapter.
    7. Click on one or the other of the two newly-created shortcuts to change the state of the network adapter. A cmd window briefly flashes on the screen. This can be eliminated using the procedure mentioned by Try3 in a previous post, if desired.

    The solution for Windows 10 is much more cumbersome than the solution for Windows 7. I have to stop using Windows 7 due to the end of Microsoft support, and this is not the first time that I find Windows 10 to be less user friendly than Windows 7.

    Thanks, again, to all who have kindly given me help and advice
     
    gvannucci, May 10, 2020
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  4. Using UAC and Administrator vs. Standard

    UAC not allowing software activation

    Once again the so called support engineer did not even read the entire thread before posting yet another solution that did not do any good.

    However, I was able to solve my situation without your help after all. My original question was how do I turn off UAC. the method suggested in this thread only turns the notifications for UAC off not the UAC itself. In order to turn off UAC completely,
    I went into the registry and turned it off there. After doing this, everything installed perfectly.

    Here is a link to read about turning off UAC:

    How to turn off and disable UAC in Windows 10

    DISCLAMER: Making edits to the registry is EXTREMELY dangerous and could cause damage to your computer. Consult a trained professional with any questions.
     
    DuckJammerCCC, May 10, 2020
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