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    Vista UAC - User Access Control

    This is for all the Vista users and people that have been testing Vista.

    If you have come across Vista im sure you all would have some accross some interaction with UAC. its the lovely UI that always asks you "Are you sure you want to do this"

    Im part of a project to roll out vista and have been doing some reading about it and can see the benifits with it. Its been appearing in *nix and Mac for some time now. But i know its annoying some long term Windows users.

    What i wanted to know is, what are your experiences with UAC, did you just turn it off straight away or did you give it a chance? Is it a feature worth exploring?

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    Niraj

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    I just turned mine off straight away, was giving me all kinds of annoyance when running games

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    Turned it off

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    Turned it off after it popped up for the first time.

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    same here. If I wanted to be asked to if I really REALLY wanted to do something, I'd use Linux!

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    hummm so it looks like most of you just turned it off.

    I understand the reason for admin's to do this as myself i found it annoying.

    Do you think it would be benifical to have it turned on with regards to the standard user?

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    Nij.UK:

    "are you sure you want to do this"
    "are you sure you want to do this"
    "are you sure you want to do this"
    "are you sure you want to do this"
    "are you sure you want to do this"


    Nij.UK:Get the drift (disable it until you really need it, which will be never)

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    Disabled it when I had Vista running but have gone back to XP now so its not a problem.

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    LOL.... this is not for me...

    I am part of the Vista project at a large university... and to be honest, if it was my personal machine i would just turn it off aswell...

    But my part of the project is to see if it would benifit having it turned on for members of staff at the uni..

    I know its a pain for admin, but i can see the benifit for the standard user. I still dont know what to suggest to the team just yet... that why i wants other peoples views!

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    It was 'Bye bye UAC' for me. Mind you, last Thurday was 'Bye bye Vista'. I went back to XP and everything works again now
    Vista is still no good for your work network admin PC as most admin extensions will not work correctly with it (Adminpak etc), coupled with zero benifits over XP I binned it. I await SP1 wait baited breath IMHO we are still running RC2.

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    To be fair, you can make the admin pack work.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...0056&x=13&y=13

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    I had it on for an evening, turned it off for a couple of weeks. Hard drive corrupts, reinstall Vista, left it on. Speach recognition can't get past it. Left it on, got sick of incompatibilites, reinstalled XP. Lived happily since.

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    I have it on still on my laptop, once your setup and running, it never bothers you that much.

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    Turned it off, far too annoying. Also, I like to have as much cvontrol over wht my PC does as possible.

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    Re: Vista UAC - User Access Control

    I can see that admins might want to turn it off (although it can serve as a useful reminder that you're about to do something potentially damaging) but there's no way I'd turn it off for ordinary users - they ought not to be doing things which need admin rights so it should pop up very infrequently.

    What I'd guess I'd like is the ability to control when it pops up. For example, it seems to come up for almost everything that uses MMC; I can understand this if you're running services.msc but event viewer??? What harm can I cause by reading an event log? I know an admin can delete logs and you might not want this to happen so pop up the UAC at that point, not when I just want to check the system.

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