Anyone else using this will feel the Wrath of Khan.
If you are running Microsoft Windows Vista and you keep seeing those dialogs requesting for privilege elevation or authentication, run SECPOL.MSC, and under security options change both User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for Administrators in Admin Approval Mode and User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users to "No Prompt":
Again, this is very important to note: there is a reason why these settings are like they are and request your confirmation. I understand that after a while the default settings (with prompts) will not prevent people installing malware, simply because people will start clicking [OK] for any prompt to get their work done.
But I also understand these prompts are annoying, when you are trying to empty the Recycle Bin, or simply start Windows Vista with an antivirus (Avast anti-virus is an example of program that cause Windows Vista to prompt for elevation on every boot).
If you want to know exactly what each option is, how an why they are set the way they are by default, check these two MSDN blog entries:
- Reducing Elevation Prompts in RC1
- User Account Control Windows Vista Policies
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