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UAC Fact Sheet 1.4.6

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What is the name of a new feature introduced in Windows Vista (and also included in Windows 7) that helps minimize the dangers of unwanted actions or unintended software installations? User account control
UAC is the acronym for what? User account control
What new windows feature prompts for permission before allowing changes that can affect your computer's security or performance? UAC
True or false, how UAC works depends on the user account type? True
True or false, how UAC works does not depend on the user account type? False
What is the name of a user account that has the least amount of user rights and privileges required to perform most basic tasks? Standard account
Which account can perform any action on the system? Administrator
True or false, regardless of the user account type, the system first attempts to perform any action using standard user privileges? True
If standard user rights are not sufficient to perform a task, UAC requests which action? Privilege elevation
The standard user is prompted to provide administrator user credentials. (username and password)What is this process called? Prompt for credentials
True or false, the administrator user is asked whether the requested task should be allowed? True
Because the administrator has already logged on with an administrator username and password, The request to allow, or disallow a task is a simple Continue or Cancel question. What is the name of this process? Prompt for consent
Actions that require elevated credentials are typically indicated in the interface with what kind of Icon? Shield
What would prompting for credentials or consent activate? Secure desktop
True or false, with the Secure Desktop, the desktop and all active applications are darkened, and the prompt appears over the shaded desktop. You must respond to the prompt before you can continue with the requested operation or return to the desktop? True
True, or false, if you disable the Secure Desktop, the prompt is still shown, but the desktop is not dimmed (or locked), allowing you to work with the desktop without responding to the prompt? True
True or false, To turn off and customize UAC, Go to User Accounts in the Control Panel? True
True or false, To turn off and customize UAC in Windows 7, go to System and Security in the Control Panel, then use the link under the Action Center? True
True or false, for Windows Vista, you can turn UAC on or off through the Control Panel? True
True or false, for Windows 7, you move a slider to customize when you are prompted? True
Notification occurs when programs make changes. Notification occurs when you make changes. The desktop is dimmed. (Secure Desktop is enabled) Always notify
True or false, Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer is the default setting for Windows 7? True
Which Windows 7 UAC setting has the following characteristics? Notification occurs when programs make changes. Notification does not occur when you make changes. The desktop is dimmed. (Secure Desktop is enabled) Default
Which Windows 7 UAC setting has the following characteristics? Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer Default
True or false, Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) Is a windows 7 UAC setting? True
True or false, When configured to notify for program changes without dimming the desktop: Notification occurs when programs make changes. Notification does not occur when you make changes. The desktop is not dimmed. (Secure Desktop is disabled)? True
True or False, Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) is recommended only if it takes a long time to dim the desktop? True
Which Windows 7 UAC setting has the following characteristics? UAC is disabled. No notification occurs and the Secure Desktop is disabled? Never notify
True or false, Additional control is provided through settings in the Local Security Policy? True
True or false, use the Local Security Policy to disable the Secure Desktop when using Windows Vista? True
True or false, If you disable UAC (or configure UAC to Never notify), the system no longer prompts when you or a program makes changes that require administrative privileges? True
True or false, configuring UAC to never notify is not a secure configuration, and could expose your computer to attacks? True
True or false, If you disable the UAC prompts, you should be careful about programs that you run because they'll have the same access to your computer as you do? True
True or false, After enabling or disabling UAC, you must restart the computer to apply the changes? True
True or false, Other changes (such as changing the prompt behavior) can be applied without restarting? True
Created by: john316