UAC in Windows Vista

User Account Control enables users to know when they are about to do something that has serious consequences. The Microsoft TechNet library (“Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista”) provides examples of common actions that require Administrator privileges:

• Installing and uninstalling applications

• Installing a driver for a device (e.g., a digital camera driver)

• Installing Windows Updates

• Configuring Parental Controls

• Installing an ActiveX control

• Adjusting Windows Firewall settings

• Changing a user’s account type

• Modifying UAC settings in the Security Policy Editor snap-in (SECPOL.MSC)

• Configuring Remote Desktop access

• Adding or removing a user account

• Coping or moving files ...

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