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    Security question about UAC and Admin aprroval mode


    Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I use an Administrator account with UAC in default. I was reading about Admin Approval and noticed that it is disabled. Should this be enabled? I noticed when it mentions this Admin Approval it says "Built-In"
    Administrator and looking at Brink's tutorial there looks like there is a difference between an Administrator account and a Built-In Administrator account? If so then would I be correct in saying I do not need Admin Approval enabled?

    I'm assuming it would say Built-In Administrator under my account info if it was the other one. I receive the UAC consent prompts so am I correct in saying I am protected?

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    Thanks!
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    For security, it's safest to use a standard account for routine use. I only log into the admin account for computer maintenance. I also have a second backup admin account in case the main one becomes corrupted. There is no need to use the "built in" admin account.
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    About "Admin Approval and noticed that it is disabled. Should this be enabled?" - This is almost certainly a red herring but I cannot explain why unless you say what you have noticed & where you noticed it.

    Your Admin account [created by you during or since Windows installation] has all the power of the Built-In Admin [that Windows created by itself].
    - The major difference is that you have to go through the Admin prompt to give permission to use your Admin powers but the Built-In Admin bypasses that very useful step.
    - In normal usage, your Admin account behaves just like a Standard account. That Admin prompt is you giving yourself permission to invoke your Admin powers for a given task.
    - You can also bypass the need for that approval prompt but you would be bypassing essential protection [to such an extent that you ought never to connect to any network until you had restored that protection].

    Denis
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    Try3 said: View Post
    About "Admin Approval and noticed that it is disabled. Should this be enabled?" - This is almost certainly a red herring but I cannot explain why unless you say what you have noticed & where you noticed it.

    Your Admin account [created by you during or since Windows installation] has all the power of the Built-In Admin [that Windows created by itself].
    - The major difference is that you have to go through the Admin prompt to give permission to use your Admin powers but the Built-In Admin bypasses that very useful step.
    - In normal usage, your Admin account behaves just like a Standard account. That Admin prompt is you giving yourself permission to invoke your Admin powers for a given task.
    - You can also bypass the need for that approval prompt but you would be bypassing essential protection [to such an extent that you ought never to connect to any network until you had restored that protection].

    Denis
    Ah, I think I understand.
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