disable permission dialogs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by John A Grandy, May 19, 2009.

  1. How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my permission for
    every minor thing ?

    I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.
    John A Grandy, May 19, 2009
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  2. John A Grandy

    Chiefjim Guest

    Go to Control Panel ----User Accounts ----"Turn User Accounts Control on
    or off". When you turn it off it will put a security warning on the
    task bar.


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    Chiefjim, May 19, 2009
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  3. Thomas Jespersen, May 19, 2009
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  4. John A Grandy

    Gordon Guest

    "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my permission
    > for every minor thing ?
    >
    > I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.


    Well I don't get this for every "minor" thing - I do WORK with my computer,
    not play with it.
    What are you doing that you get UAC all the time?

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    Gordon, May 19, 2009
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  5. On Tue, 19 May 2009 17:32:16 +0100, "Gordon" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my permission
    >> for every minor thing ?
    >>
    >> I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.

    >
    >Well I don't get this for every "minor" thing - I do WORK with my computer,
    >not play with it.
    >What are you doing that you get UAC all the time?


    Your definition of "play" obviously differs with many users here,
    because this isn't the first time you've so rudely replied to such a
    question.

    Quit trying to be a freaking nanny and just answer the OP's question -
    IF you can.
    Steve McGarrett, May 19, 2009
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  6. John A Grandy

    Gordon Guest

    "Steve McGarrett" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Tue, 19 May 2009 17:32:16 +0100, "Gordon" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>> How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my permission
    >>> for every minor thing ?
    >>>
    >>> I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.

    >>
    >>Well I don't get this for every "minor" thing - I do WORK with my
    >>computer,
    >>not play with it.
    >>What are you doing that you get UAC all the time?

    >
    > Your definition of "play" obviously differs with many users here,
    > because this isn't the first time you've so rudely replied to such a
    > question.
    >
    > Quit trying to be a freaking nanny and just answer the OP's question -
    > IF you can.


    Well it would be HELPFUL don't you think, if the Op told us what he was
    DOING to cause UAC to pop up so many times.

    Jeeeeze........

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    Gordon, May 19, 2009
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  7. John A Grandy

    Mark H Guest

    Well, my definition of WORKing on my computer is to create, install, debug
    and remove software on a constant basis. The software has to work whether
    you are an individual who turns UAC on or off. As a result, I see that
    stupid prompt about 20 times a day, but I have to live with it. Otherwise, I
    don't get to have the "user" experience for the software being created.
    Eventually, the product will only produce the nag for the "user" once, if
    UAC is turned on and hopefully the software will still work if the "user" is
    fickle about turning it off and back on. So, what do you mean by WORK on
    your computer? Filling out a spreadsheet? Typing a letter?

    I think the point is you could have asked a question without accusation that
    the OP was doing something wrong.


    "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    >
    > "Steve McGarrett" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > On Tue, 19 May 2009 17:32:16 +0100, "Gordon" <>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    > >>news:...
    > >>> How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my

    permission
    > >>> for every minor thing ?
    > >>>
    > >>> I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.
    > >>
    > >>Well I don't get this for every "minor" thing - I do WORK with my
    > >>computer,
    > >>not play with it.
    > >>What are you doing that you get UAC all the time?

    > >
    > > Your definition of "play" obviously differs with many users here,
    > > because this isn't the first time you've so rudely replied to such a
    > > question.
    > >
    > > Quit trying to be a freaking nanny and just answer the OP's question -
    > > IF you can.

    >
    > Well it would be HELPFUL don't you think, if the Op told us what he was
    > DOING to cause UAC to pop up so many times.
    >
    > Jeeeeze........
    >
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    > Asking a question?
    > Please tell us the version of the application you are asking about,
    > your OS, Service Pack level
    > and the FULL contents of any error message(s)
    >
    Mark H, May 19, 2009
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  8. Use the "Administrator" account.
    "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my
    > permission for every minor thing ?
    >
    > I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.
    FromTheRafters, May 19, 2009
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  9. John A Grandy

    Bob Guest

    To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    Run Regedit and navigate to
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".


    > "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my
    >> permission for every minor thing ?
    >>
    >> I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.

    >
    >
    Bob, May 20, 2009
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  10. Is the regedit solution same or different from

    Control Panel ----User Accounts ----"Turn User Accounts Control on
    or off".

    Thanks.

    "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    news:...
    > To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    > Run Regedit and navigate to
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    > Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".
    >
    >
    >> "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my permission
    >>> for every minor thing ?
    >>>
    >>> I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.

    >>
    John A Grandy, May 20, 2009
    #10
  11. John A Grandy

    Gordon Guest

    "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    news:...
    > To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    > Run Regedit and navigate to
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    > Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".


    So you advise to turn off a security feature without even asking what the OP
    is doing to cause all these popups?

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    Gordon, May 20, 2009
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  12. John A Grandy

    NetLink_Blue Guest

    "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    >> Run Regedit and navigate to
    >> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    >> Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".

    >
    > So you advise to turn off a security feature without even asking what the
    > OP is doing to cause all these popups?


    We cannot answer you, Gordon ... because :

    a) your mind is closed
    b) we don't know what you're doing ( this very instant)
    c) you believe UAC is a "security feature" (raucous laughter...)

    Oh, and don't break your arm patting yourself on the back re: your mighty
    mind / computer moves. Thanks.

    netlink
    NetLink_Blue, May 20, 2009
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  13. John A Grandy

    Gordon Guest

    "NetLink_Blue" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    >>> Run Regedit and navigate to
    >>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    >>> Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".

    >>
    >> So you advise to turn off a security feature without even asking what the
    >> OP is doing to cause all these popups?

    >
    > We cannot answer you, Gordon ... because :
    >
    > a) your mind is closed
    > b) we don't know what you're doing ( this very instant)
    > c) you believe UAC is a "security feature" (raucous laughter...)
    >
    > Oh, and don't break your arm patting yourself on the back re: your mighty
    > mind / computer moves. Thanks.
    >
    > netlink
    >


    Plonk. IDIOT.......

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    Gordon, May 20, 2009
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  14. "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    >> Run Regedit and navigate to
    >> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    >> Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".

    >
    > So you advise to turn off a security feature without even asking what
    > the OP is doing to cause all these popups?


    This so-called security feature is circumvented anyways. The real reason
    for UAC is to help migrate users toward existing within the restricted
    account. If a user refuses to work within these boundaries - UAC becomes
    meaningless. UAC is there to make it easier to work within restricted
    user accounts (provides access to the admin token part). If a user can't
    bring himself to accept the limited powers of the non-admin account for
    day-to-day use, then he may as well not be bothered with (or by) it.

    It looks to me like the registry edit does not defeat UAC entirely, only
    makes the protected admin consent prompts automatically answered. The
    user still has to deal with any other split token effects that may
    arise. The "Administrator" account has a full token.
    FromTheRafters, May 21, 2009
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  15. John A Grandy

    Doug Forster Guest

    >>The "Administrator" account has a full token.

    Sorry to butt into the conversation but that's a most interesting fact that
    I didn't know. Do you have any references on the subject of split tokens?
    Especially whether it is possible to set other admin accounts to full token.

    Cheers
    Doug Forster
    Doug Forster, May 21, 2009
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  16. "Doug Forster" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >>>The "Administrator" account has a full token.

    >
    > Sorry to butt into the conversation but that's a most interesting fact
    > that I didn't know. Do you have any references on the subject of split
    > tokens?


    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772207(WS.10).aspx

    > Especially whether it is possible to set other admin accounts to full
    > token.


    I don't know if that can be done.
    FromTheRafters, May 21, 2009
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  17. John A Grandy

    Doug Forster Guest

    Thanks for that
    Doug Forster, May 21, 2009
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  18. John A Grandy

    Bob Guest

    It is different.

    As I said, "To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC."


    John A Grandy wrote:
    > Is the regedit solution same or different from
    >
    > Control Panel ----User Accounts ----"Turn User Accounts Control on
    > or off".
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    >> Run Regedit and navigate to
    >> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    >>
    >> Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".
    >>
    >>
    >>> "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> How do I disable these endless annoying dialogs which ask my
    >>>> permission for every minor thing ?
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm a solo home user behind a good Linksys firewall.
    >>>
    Bob, May 23, 2009
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  19. John A Grandy

    Bob Guest

    No.
    The UAC prompts provide insignificant security.

    They are primarily a pain in the ass.

    Gordon wrote:
    >
    > "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    >> Run Regedit and navigate to
    >> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    >>
    >> Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".

    >
    > So you advise to turn off a security feature without even asking what
    > the OP is doing to cause all these popups?
    >
    Bob, May 23, 2009
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  20. John A Grandy

    Bob Guest

    FromTheRafters wrote:

    "It looks to me like the registry edit does not defeat UAC entirely, only
    makes the protected admin consent prompts automatically answered."


    Exactly!


    > "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> To disable UAC prompts (aka "Quiet Mode") NOT UAC.
    >>> Run Regedit and navigate to
    >>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    >>> Change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin from "2" to "0".

    >> So you advise to turn off a security feature without even asking what
    >> the OP is doing to cause all these popups?

    >
    > This so-called security feature is circumvented anyways. The real reason
    > for UAC is to help migrate users toward existing within the restricted
    > account. If a user refuses to work within these boundaries - UAC becomes
    > meaningless. UAC is there to make it easier to work within restricted
    > user accounts (provides access to the admin token part). If a user can't
    > bring himself to accept the limited powers of the non-admin account for
    > day-to-day use, then he may as well not be bothered with (or by) it.
    >
    > It looks to me like the registry edit does not defeat UAC entirely, only
    > makes the protected admin consent prompts automatically answered. The
    > user still has to deal with any other split token effects that may
    > arise. The "Administrator" account has a full token.
    >
    >
    Bob, May 23, 2009
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