Windows 10: Windows doesn't ask for your password when changing settings

  1.    08 May 2016 #1

    Windows doesn't ask for your password when changing settings


    I am signed in as an admin in my pc and when you try to change settings that needs admin permission, it doesn't require your password. Is it totally normal or is there something wrong? If possible, is there a setting that allows me to require a password when changing admin settings?
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       08 May 2016 #2

    What kind of settings are you changing? Do you have UAC set to max (Always Notify)?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 May 2016 #3

    did you used to use a mac or linux system? because those system did ask for a password for doing admin stuff.

    windows doesnt ask for the passwords for installing anything or modifying files. it only pops up with a warning prompt and click to go on.

    might be nice if they put it password requirement. less chance of installing malware and stuff.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       08 May 2016 #4

    By the way, if you apply this, it will ask for password, even if there is none.

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /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 "EnableUIADesktopToggle" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /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 "1" /f
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    08 May 2016 #5

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    By the way, if you apply this, it will ask for password, even if there is none.

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /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 "EnableUIADesktopToggle" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /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 "1" /f
    Thank you very much! It worked.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    08 May 2016 #6

    dskiller said: View Post
    did you used to use a mac or linux system? because those system did ask for a password for doing admin stuff.

    windows doesnt ask for the passwords for installing anything or modifying files. it only pops up with a warning prompt and click to go on.

    might be nice if they put it password requirement. less chance of installing malware and stuff.
    No, I've always used Windows. But thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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