1.    30 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Requiring Password for all program installation?


    Hi All,

    Was wondering it is possible to require a password for any installation on Windows 10.

    If possible, can anyone run-down how?
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  2.    30 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    There may be a way in Group Policy Editor, can 'lock down' many things. With my Macintosh MacBook Pro Notebook that is the default, need the password for installing and updating.
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  3.    30 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,857
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    You could use UAC for that. If you do not perform other admin tasks daily, it should not be bothersome.

    Change User Account Control (UAC) Settings in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
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  4.    13 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2017
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi ran through your link but it never prompts for a password to install a program, just prompts a notification. Set it at the highest security level too.
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  5.    13 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,857
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableFullTrustStartupTasks" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableInstallerDetection" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableLUA" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableSecureUIAPaths" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableUwpStartupTasks" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableUIADesktopToggle" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableVirtualization" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "FilterAdministratorToken" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "PromptOnSecureDesktop" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
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  6.    13 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    ammonation,

    If you wanted a password to be enforced you would normally have to change over to a Standard user account.
    • It prompts for a password if the user account you are signed into is a Standard user account.
    • If you are logged into an Admin account, it just prompts for confirmation with a Yes / No choice instead.


    The Registry changes described above might be able to achieve the non-standard behaviour that you want.

    Denis
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