In Windows 7, regardless of whether you are logged on as a standard user or as an administrator, you see a UAC prompt by default when programs try to make changes to your computer and when you try to run certain privileged applications. Computers can also be configured to prompt you whenever you make changes to Windows settings. The standard way the prompt works depends on whether you are logged on with a standard user account or with an administrator account.
If you are logged on with a standard user account, you are prompted to provide administrator credentials, as explained here and shown in Figure 3-4:
• On most personal or small office computers, the prompt lists each local computer Administrator account by name. To proceed, you must click an account, type the account's password, and then click OK.
• If you log into a domain, the prompt shows the logon domain and provides username and password boxes. To proceed, you must enter the name of an administrator account, type the account's password, and then click OK.
If you are logged on with an administrator account, you are prompted for consent to continue, as shown in Figure 3-5. The consent prompt works the same regardless of whether you are connected to a domain.
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