Windows – On Windows 7 can one make UAC on an admin account prompt for the password, just like a limited account

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I am one of the very few who likes the security of UAC and so I have the UAC set to "Always Notify" on my Admin account. But I would be even happier if the system would prompt me for a password, when notifying me.

I can get what I want by adding a second non-admin user and using that account.

But somehow it seems wasteful to have two accounts set up when I will always use the non-admin account day-to-day.

So I am wondering if there is any setting that would cause an Admin account to behave password-prompting-wise as a standard account?

Best Answer

I love UAC as well! (Well, love maybe to strong... I wish a few things were different, but I like it a lot!)

Anyway, to do what you want, simply launch Local Group Policy Editor (Run > gpedit.msc) and expand Local Computer Policy > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options Scroll to the bottom of the content window and look for User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrator in Admin Approval Mode and change it from Prompt for consent to Prompt for credentials or whatever settings you want.

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There are a bunch of other UAC related options, Take a look - you may find something else you want to change!