In Windows, Wes makes mention of two difference administrator contexts: user accounts and standard accounts. What is the difference between those two? I thought that user accounts and standard accounts were the same thing.
Microsoft features: what's the difference of context between standard accounts and user accounts when UAC pops up in Windows?
Every user account is set as a
standard useraccount, even the administrator account on a computer. This action prevents any user including the administrator from remaining logged on and unknown programs to run in the background as the administrator with administrative privileges.
So when you create an account and make him/her an administrator, it give his account the privilege to
elevate privilegesfor administrative tasks. He simply has to consent that he is the one requesting the elevating privileges. This is behavior of the UAC with someone who is part of the
If a user isn't a member of the administrators group, then if he attempts a task that requires administrative privileges, he will have to provide
credentialsfrom a user who is a member of the
administratorsgroup. This is the behavior of the UAC with someone that is a
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