The purpose of User Account Control (UAC) according to one of its designers

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  1. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

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    From http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/06/10/uac-uac-go-away-come-again-some-other-day/#comment-3987:
     
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    And there was me thinking it was designed primarily to scare the pants off of first time Vista users. :eek:
     
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    I have seen UAC developers say this before -- UAC is not a security boundary but rather more of a nag screen aimed at third-party developers to make it so they stop letting their programs unnecessarily require admin privs.

    The lesson is that one should use a standard account and not rely on UAC to protect an admin account.
     
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