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In the main UAC has provided a more secure Windows Desktop OS but there are times when this can be very annoying. On of those times is when attempting to run commands from our old friend the DOS prompt. What invariably happens, even though we logged on as an administrator, we get the UAC nag prompt! What need to do is run what is called an Elevated Command Prompt. The following allows you to set on up for future use! To create an ECP as a shortcut on the desktop: 1. Right-click the desktop, and select ...
One of the missing things from Windows Vista that most perplexed me (or frustrated the monkey cr*p out of me) was the lack of the RunAs shell extension. Following proper administrative best practices, I don't log in to my laptop with domain administrative privileges, I have a separate account for that. Running something like ADUC was never easy, and UAC in Vista often got in the way. If you turned it off, you could not get prompted to run an application under a different set of credentials. You could ...
Phishing attacks are nothing new and you can usually spot them in your email with half of your brain tied behind your back. You've seen them - bad grammar, syntax and spelling. The obvious links to knock-off URLs. The pleas from Nigerian-Kings-in-hiding. Today in my GMail I received a note from Hallmark that I was the recipient of a e-card. Now, Valentines Day was a week ago so this seemed suspicious, but my mother is not above sending these cute little e-cards every once in a while so I took a look. ...
By default, if you try to modify your hosts file in Vista, it will not let you save it. It tells you that you don't have permission. To successfully modify the hosts file, run notepad.exe as an administrator and open the file. 1) Browse to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories 2) Right click "Notepad" and select "Run as administrator" 3) Click "Continue" on the UAC prompt 4) Click File -> Open 5) Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Driver... 6) Change the file filter drop down box from "Text ...
UAC (User Account Control) is the new security model for Vista. Basically, it tries to run everything with the least expected permissions, even if you are running as an admin. Based on file type, file name and other parameters, it tries to figure out what permissions the application is going to need. If it thinks the application will need extended permissions, it will ask to continue (if you are an admin) and attach administrative permissions to the application. Daniel Moth has posted a collection ...
Brian Noyes talks about an error that I am going to get when publishing a ClickOnce app from a machine running Vista. When logged in to Vista as an admin, you still won't have full admin rights when running Visual Studio. The short answer is right click on devenv.exe, select properties, select compatibility tab and check "Run this program as an administrator". He goes into more details on the User Access Control (UAC) and when it is appropriate to run with full admin rights. Technorati tags: Brian ...