Requiring Password for all program installation?

  1.    30 Aug 2017 #1

    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. Berton's Avatar
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       30 Aug 2017 #2

    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. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       30 Aug 2017 #3

    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

    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. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       13 Sep 2017 #5

    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    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. Posts : 1,074
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       13 Sep 2017 #6


    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.

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