Is there a way to disable "Mac has issued a salutation: Cancel or Allow" feature in Vista?

Argo

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Any time I try performing an admin action from my Administrator account on Vista it keeps asking me that question. It also doesn't seem to remember my choices so it keeps asking the same question over an over again. Is there a way to prevent that?
 

jazzboy

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Yep, go to control panel, user accounts and then the option will be there. You'll need to restart the computer for it to take effect.

Oh and by the way, if you use software which properly works in Vista then UAC should hardly bother you. The only time it's ever got a bit annoying is when you copy files.

But really, it is a very good feature. I think it's a been a feature in some Linux distros and even OS X for a while. But because MS has added the feature, it's now suddenly a bad thing - and of course, if they DIDN'T add it then they would get bashed for still not having good security. I'm starting to genuinely feel sorry for them.
 

sourceninja

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UAC complaints are a joke in my mind. It doesn't come up any more then linux requires me to use su or sudo.
 

Looney

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Originally posted by: sourceninja
UAC complaints are a joke in my mind. It doesn't come up any more then linux requires me to use su or sudo.

Same thing with OSX.
 

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One of my programming teachers said, and I quote, "Windows is the most advanced piece of AI software in the world". If you think about it, that is very true. Windows does a very good job of guessing what you want to do. If you look at it from a programming point of view, Windows is very complex. Now they are adding system security to the equation and all people can do is gripe and complain. Some people would gripe if they were hung with a brand new rope.
 

Jaxidian

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I have this disabled in half of my Vista installs but enabled in the other half. In RC2, it was a requirement to turn it off because the prompts had bugs in them where they would disable your screen but would forget to prompt you with a yes/no. :p
 

Smilin

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Originally posted by: Argo
Any time I try performing an admin action from my Administrator account on Vista it keeps asking me that question. It also doesn't seem to remember my choices so it keeps asking the same question over an over again. Is there a way to prevent that?

If you want to disable UAC (at least know what it's called) during your initial setup I could understand. You are leveraging the admin portion of your split security token quite a bit while installing drivers apps and whatnot. Once you are done "moving in" I would highly recommend you reenable it.

You'll find it's transparent to you after a while. You know via experience or the shield icon what actions trigger UAC so you'll whip through them without a thought.

The first time you get a UAC prompt when you did *NOT* perform one of these actions your jaw will drop. Yep, your butt just got saved.
 

Jaxidian

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Originally posted by: Smilin
Originally posted by: Argo
Any time I try performing an admin action from my Administrator account on Vista it keeps asking me that question. It also doesn't seem to remember my choices so it keeps asking the same question over an over again. Is there a way to prevent that?

If you want to disable UAC (at least know what it's called) during your initial setup I could understand. You are leveraging the admin portion of your split security token quite a bit while installing drivers apps and whatnot. Once you are done "moving in" I would highly recommend you reenable it.

You'll find it's transparent to you after a while. You know via experience or the shield icon what actions trigger UAC so you'll whip through them without a thought.

The first time you get a UAC prompt when you did *NOT* perform one of these actions your jaw will drop. Yep, your butt just got saved.

I agree with Smilin here. With very few exceptions, you should keep UAC enabled. In fact, there are actually some bugs in Vista that only occur when UAC is disabled (go read about networked HP printers), so that's just another reason to keep it enabled. :)

-Jax