The UAC feature and classic access

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by balubeto, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    Hi

    How do I make sure that when, the UAC window is displayed in each type of account, the Username and Password fields are empty and editable?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Not sure that would be possible. For the Password, no problem, but username. MS uses the build accounts for that installation while display them at the log on screen. May that's possible with a Registry hack?! Anyway, a User account with the used name will need to be created up front.

    Maybe you ask our all friend Google?!
     
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  3. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    In other words, I would need that, in the Username field, no user name is automatically displayed in the UAC window for security reasons.

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  4. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    If you are logged in already as an administrator than you only need to aknolage the UAC message(if you haven't set UAC to the lowest). As a admin this is basically a nag screen to protect you from yourselfe from dooing anything stupid because many people are logged in as an administrator don't really know where they are clicking around dangerously.

    As a normal user you have to input always a username and password to an admin user-account in this UAC-Screen. I don't really know if the username of the admin-account stays in but you deffitly have to enter a password every time.

    The main problem here is, that nearly nobody understands UAC and only thinks that MS is screwing with them for no good reasons. No coder wants to hear the cautions about writing or reading the programm- or windows-folder. They refuse to put things into the user- or AppData-folder. So they enforce UAC for no good reasons. Nobody ever complains about sudo or needing the root-passwort on Linux.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #5 Carlos Detweiller, Nov 15, 2014
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