Vista Practice, Microsoft OS     Last updated on 2011/2555     12     10, a full moon day;

Also see: 7 Practice; Win 8 Practice;

d click = double clicks; r click = right click; Approx. 9 practices available;

To add Administrative Tools to All Programs on the Start Menu;   admin logon >> r click Start >> Properties >> Start Menu Tab >> Customize >> System Administrative Tools >> Display On The All Programs Menu >> OK;

To configure legacy software by Windows Vista Program Compatibility Wizard; admin logon >> locate CD, DVD, directory i.e. Windows.old, path, ... ;

To configure UAC, by Local Security Policy; Gpedit.msc;

To disable Secure Desktop; admin logon Start >> All Programs >> Administrative Tools >> Local Security Policy >> Continue >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> d click UAC: Switch To The Secure Desktop When Prompting For Elevation >> Local Security Setting >> Disabled >> OK; now is the time to test an administrator tasks such as changing system time, running app, ... , and notice that no dimmed desktop while UAC prompts;

To disable UAC, therefore users become running programs in XP Mode; admin logon Start >> All Programs >> Administrative Tools >> Local Security Policy >> Continue >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> d click Run All Administrators In Admin Approval Mode >> Local Security Setting >> Disabled >> OK; now is the time to test, to do so, Control Panel >> Security >> Windows Security Center >> notice that UAC is off;

To elevate a user without prompting; switch to the user, and then Start >> Run... >> Secpol.msc >> d click UAC: Behavior Of The Elevation Prompt For Administrators In Admin Approval Mode >> Elevate Without Prompting >> OK >> now is the time to test an application, so run the application, and notice that no UAC prompts; switch to a standard user, run the application, and notice that UAC prompts;

To elevate a user, also an admin to supply credentials; switch to admin, and then Start >> Run... >> Secpol.msc >> d click UAC: Behavior of The Elevation Prompt For Administrators In Admin Approval Mode >> Prompt For Credentials >> OK >> now is the time to test an application, so run the application, and notice that the admin needs to supply his or her credentials such as name and password ... ;

To enable Admin Approval Mode For The Built-In Administrator account, to configure UAC settings, by testing among standard user, administrator, built-in administrator, ... ; Secpol.msc; Start >> Run... >> Secpol.msc >> OK >> Continue >> UAC >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> d click UAC: Admin Approval Mode For The Built-In Administrator Account >> Local Security Setting >> Enabled >> OK;     

To enable Built-in Administrator Account;   rename account123 and its password, make sure the account is not named Administrator, and then log on the account >> Start >> All Programs >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management >> Continue UAC >> Local Users and Groups >> Users >> r click Administrator >> Rename AdminABC >> Set Password >> Proceed if Warning >> OK >> r click AdminABC >> Properties >> General >> Account Is Disabled >> OK >> switch user to AdminABC >> now is the time to test the system by changing system time, running an application >> switch user to ... ;

To restrict a standard user, so that users cannot perform administrator task; Start >> Run... >> Secpol.msc >> d click UAC: Behavior Of The Elevation Prompt For Standard Users >> Automatically Deny Elevation Requests >> OK;

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