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How to change the restrictions on users' accounts in Windows Vista?

How to change the restrictions on users' accounts in Windows Vista?

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When changing settings that may influence the normal operation of the computer and other users, set to User Account Control screen according to the displaying order. 

It can be changed and set by both Administrator and standard user in Local Policy screen.

Please refer to the steps below for operation order.
To control users’ accounts, please see this solution.
[Windows Vista]About User Account Control.
 
Please refer to the steps below to shift the User Accounts function.
Note: When shifting, please use Administrator Accounts to proceed.

■Changing the Administrator’s action
■Changing the standard user’s action
 
[Windows Vista] How to change the user types(visiting permission)

■ Changing the Administrator’s action
 
1. Click Start, type secpol.msc in the search bar and press Enter.


2. When the User Account Control message appears, click Continue or type the Administrator’s passport password.
* If the User Account Control message is not displayed, please proceed with the steps below.
3. Click Local Policy and double-click Security options.


4. Double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode from the list.


In the list, double-click User Accounts Control:A
5.Double-click  , and choose any item.

You can choose one of the following setting items
- [How to elevate without prompting]
When the operating software which asks for confirmation, you can act as administrator without displaying the User Account Control screen.
- [When prompted for credentials]
When the operating software asks for confirmation, when User Account Control is displayed, you will be asked for the Administrator’s Passport password.
- [When prompted for consent]
The default setting.
When User Account Control screen displays, apply for permission to continue.

6.Click OK.

■ Changing the standard user’s action
1. Click Start, type secpol.msc in the search bar and press Enter.
2. When the User Account Control screen appears, click Continue or type the Administrator’s passport password.
* If the User Account Control message is not displayed, please proceed with the steps below.
3. Click Local Policy and double-click Security options.
4. In the list, double-click User Accounts Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users.
5.Click , choose any setting item.

You can choose one of the following setting items
- [Automatically deny elevation requests]
 If User’s accounts restriction screen is not displayed, you will not be allowed to operate as an administrator.
An error message will occur when the policy regards the running software as a threat 
- [Prompt for credentials]
Default Settings
After displaying the User Account Control message, applying for permissions to continue

6. Click OK.