Nuisance or Necessity? UAC and VMS

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on May 27, 2013

User Access Control (aka UAC) is Windows' attempt at thinking for and proactively protecting users. However, this can become a nuisance and a time hog when this feature works against you, especially when installing VMS software. Network administrators and IT departments are notorious for locking down an environment making it difficult to do your job. In this note, we explain why UAC is implemented, how it impacts VMS and what to do about it.

Background of UAC

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