UAC logs to check why Application was Blocked?

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    UAC logs to check why Application was Blocked?

    Where can I check all the UAC logs that were blocked?
    I checked in the Event Viewer under all the Windows logs but did not find anything that had to do with UAC blocking an application. Is there a way to check these logs?

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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, do you mean those you chose not to to run by clicking 'No' on the UAC popup prompt?

    Unfortunately there are none- some arguments suggest that's by design for security reasons.

    windows - Which events are triggered on a UAC prompt? - Stack Overflow
    - if you follow it through, it's not obvious, apparently suggests a way to audit UAC events.

    There is this
    but I don't think it's relevant to your question.
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    Thread Starter

    Message was This App was Blocked for your Protection in red color.

    All I did is reinstalled Win10 and this happened while I tried opening GPEDIT.msc WITH Admin rights.

    After I attempted to open it again all was fine.
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I believe that's a Defender Smartscreen message.

    How to fix 'This app has been blocked for your protection' prompt on Windows 10 PC | Windows Central

    For reference
    Change Windows SmartScreen Settings in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    More from Related Tutorials in that.

    Which is your Windows build?
    Windows key + R, winver
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    Thread Starter


    Is this a bug?
    Because I certainly know that I was opening GPEDIT.msc
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    Windows 11 Home

    Certificates might have been updating. When damaged or removed, you can not perform any UAC tasks.
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