User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide
Updated: April 20, 2011
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
User Account Control (UAC) is a security component that allows an administrator to enter credentials during a non-administrator’s user session to perform occasional administrative tasks. This step-by-step guide provides the instructions that are necessary for using UAC in a test environment. You can use this guide to test how your line-of-business (LOB) applications run in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
In this guide
- What is User Account Control?
- Requirements for User Account Control
- Key scenarios for User Account Control
- Scenario 1: Requesting an application to run elevated one time
- Scenario 2: Marking an application to always run elevated
- Scenario 3: Configure User Account Control
- Logging bugs and feedback
- Additional Resources