Q&A What is UAC?

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Umbra, Mar 26, 2016.

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After reading this article, do you think UAC is useful or not , and will you enable it or not?

  1. Yes, it is useful so i enabled it

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  2. No, it isn't useful so i disabled it

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  3. I already have it enabled

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  1. Spawn

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  2. hjlbx

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    How often does one actually trigger UAC (consent.exe) during typical daily use ? - not very often - even with UAC set to "Always Notify."

    The users that complain about UAC (I'm not saying you @Duotone - so don't take this reply the wrong way) are the ones who are actively doing things on their system that invoke UAC. So only for such users is UAC an "incovenience."

    And UAC goes hand-in-hand with a Standard User Account\Limited User Account. There again, to a fault, some users will make the same objection - "A SUA\LUA is 'inconvenient.' "

    The whole UAC debate, almost invariably, reaches a point where it is superfluous.
     
  3. Duotone

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    #23 Duotone, Mar 28, 2016
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  4. Umbra

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    #24 Umbra, Mar 28, 2016
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    No idea i never disabled UAC :p

    Im not even sure you can disable UAC on SUA , since you need admin rights to do any system changes.
     
  5. Umbra

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    #25 Umbra, Mar 30, 2016
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    added another very well made and "simpler to understand" article to the original post. Guess where it appears and who made it :p
     
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  6. frogboy

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    Let me have a wild stab in the dark and say @Umbra may have written it. :D
     
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  7. _CyberGhosT_

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    I am comfortable with mine set to "Minimal" or lowest setting with VooDoo Shield running,
    but without VooDoo Shield mine would be set at maximum. PeAcE
    Should have an option in the voting for "Custom" setting option :)
     
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