Using Task Manager.docx

And notice as soon as i do the preferences from my

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preferences, accessibility and other settings. And notice as soon as I do the preferences from my Windows 8 system are automatically applied over here to this Windows 10 system. My desktop background is changed. All of the other settings that I synchronized from my Windows 8 system have now beenapplied as well and also notice right down here that an icon for the Windows Store was added to the task bar because I logged in with an online account I now have access to the apps in the Windows Store. Summary 7:09-7:14 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about how to authenticate to Windows systems using online Microsoft accounts. Managing UAC Settings 0:00-0:35
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In this demonstration, we're going to talk about managing user account control or UAC. Now UAC was introduced back in Windows Vista and it's been used in all versions of Windows ever since then. The goal of UAC is to prevent unauthorized changes from happening to your system and it does this by running all processes on the system as a limited user by default. That can be changed however. We're going to talk about how that's done. So let's go over here and launch Control Panel and let's go to appearance and personalization. User Account Control 0:36-1:00 Now when we do this, you'll notice that there are two different types of tasks displayed within Control Panel. Some tasks have no shield icon next to them. This indicates that the task does not requireadministrative level privileges in order to complete them. For example if I wanted to change the theme, I can go ahead and do it. It doesn't require administrative level access to the system. Admin Rights 1:01-4:42 However if I want to perform some task in Control Panel that does require administrative level permissions, then we've got a little bit of a problem. For example if I go over here to system and security and let's say I go to Windows firewall, and for whatever reason let's say I want to turn the Windows firewall off. Well that's a major change to the system, and by default UAC is not going to let this task I've launched here do it unless it has administrative level permissions to the system. So if I were to click on this option to turn the Windows firewall off before UAC would let that happen I would have to confirm that I want to allow that process that level of access to the system. I'd have to grant it administrative level permissions to the system to turn the firewall off. Let's go ahead and close Control Panel at this point. Let's take a look at an example of how this works. If I come down here to my Downloads folder, I have an application on this system that I want to install. Now because we're installing an application on the system it's going to need to make somefairly significant changes. It's going to need to make registry changes, it's going to need to copy files to system directories, and so on. Well if we run this installer process as a limited user it's not going to be allowed to do that by UAC. Instead we're going to have to elevate privileges for the installer process that it can make those kinds of changes.
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  • Spring '14
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