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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Understanding User Account Control

User Account Control (UAC) is the feature in Windows Server 2008 that dims the screen and prompts the user for confirmation whenever a task requiring administrative privileges is performed. If your pre–Windows EBS environment did not already include Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, it is possible that in Windows EBS you are seeing the UAC feature of Windows for the first time. The following section provides an introduction to UAC so that you can learn the fundamentals of this feature and how to configure it.

UAC is a security feature in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that is designed both to minimize the danger of running Windows as an administrator and to maximize the convenience of running Windows ...

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