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How to self-elevate an application to a high privilege level under UAC
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This article describes an All-In-One Code Framework sample that is available for downloading. The code sample is related to User Account Control (UAC), a security component in Windows Vista and in newer versions of Windows operating systems. When UAC is fully enabled, interactive administrators typically run with the least user privileges. This code sample shows how to self-elevate an application to a high privilege level by giving explicit consent through the Consent UI.
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Technical overviewUAC was introduced in Windows Vista. When UAC is fully enabled, interactive administrators typically run with the least user privileges. However, interactive administrators can self-elevate by giving explicit consent with the Consent UI. Interactive administrators perform administrative tasks that include installing software and drivers, changing system-wide settings, viewing or changing other user accounts, and running administrative tools.
This code sample shows the following technical points in three popular programming languages (Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Baisc.NET):
DemonstrationFollow these steps for a demonstration of this UAC code sample:
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Article ID: 981778 - Last Review: November 1, 2010 - Revision: 2.0