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User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode policy setting controls the behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators.

The options are:

  • Elevate without prompting. Allows privileged accounts to perform an operation that requires elevation without requiring consent or credentials.

    noteNote
    Use this option only in the most constrained environments.

  • Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop. When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted on the secure desktop to enter a privileged user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the operation continues with the user's highest available privilege.

  • Prompt for consent on the secure desktop. When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted on the secure desktop to select either Permit or Deny. If the user selects Permit, the operation continues with the user's highest available privilege.

  • Prompt for credentials. When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to enter an administrative user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the operation continues with the applicable privilege.

  • Prompt for consent. When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to select either Permit or Deny. If the user selects Permit, the operation continues with the user's highest available privilege.

  • Prompt for consent for non-Windows binaries. (Default) When an operation for a non-Microsoft application requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted on the secure desktop to select either Permit or Deny. If the user selects Permit, the operation continues with the user's highest available privilege.

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