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UAC Consent Elevation Prompt Causing Account Lockouts

Q: UAC Consent Elevation Prompt Causing Account Lockouts

Looking for some explainataion here. I've have through local (yes local not domain) group policy configured the allowed bad logon attempts to 3, requiring an administrator to unlock. But i have noticed that when i trigger the UAC elevation
prompt for consent, it triggers a bad logon attempt (evt id 4625) on all user accounts. potentially leading to locking out all acounts if its three times within the period.
Could someone enlightment me on the interworkings of UAC and why it attempts logons on all accounts? and if i'm lucky, how to make it stop?

Update: the events don't seem to get created for elevating a cmd prompt with "run as administrator" or opening up the event viewer. They do get created with add/remove user accounts and setup parental controls.

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A: UAC Consent Elevation Prompt Causing Account Lockouts

Our Dev team has considered this issue to be worthy of getting fixed in windows8 and it has already been filed for windows 8.
To fix this issue in windows 7 , I am not sure whether it will be considered or not for windows 7. hope you are understanding.
Best regards, Jason Mei Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I've been battling an issue the last few days of a user being locked out 25 times a day. I don't have any leads from the security log on the AD server. The lockout is occuring from the user's system from the look of the logs and it mentions Advapi quite a bit, so it has to be occuring when logging into CompanyWeb. None of the logs mentions a bad username or password. I have attached 2 of the most common log entries below (modified for security).


An account failed to log on.

Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: 0x0

Logon Type: 3

Account For Which Logon Failed:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: theuser
Account Domain: DOMAIN

Failure Information:
Failure Reason: Account locked out.
Status: 0xc0000234
Sub Status: 0x0

Process Information:
Caller Process ID: 0x0
Caller Process Name: -

Network Information:
Workstation Name: BADCOMPUTER
Source Network Address: USERPC
Source Port: 50667

Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Authentication Package: NTLM
Transited Services: -
Package Name (NTLM only): -
Key Length: 0


An account failed to log on.

Account Name: SERVER$
Account Domain: DOMAIN
Logon ID: 0x3e4

Logon Type: 8

Account For Which Logon Failed:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: theuser
Account Domain: DOMAIN

Failure Information:
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A:[SOLVED] Constant Account Lockouts

Is it possible that the user has his smartphone trying to connect to the network causing this?

You can also check this for more information on trying to determine the cause.

It's also possible that they could have a worm/virus on their computer like the Conficker worm.

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We have 2 users both connected to a corporate 2003 AD Domain. One user has a printer shared out, but the other is always prompted for a password when trying to install it. The odd thing is, the username listed in the prompt is someone elses. Related problem...the user account referenced in the prompt is locked out everyday. Further research reveals there are bad logon attempts made throughout the day on this same PC, even when no one is using it. Very odd and probably a poor description. Please ask for clarification on anything that's not clear.

A:Solved: Stumped..mystery user account lockouts

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I'm looking for a way to disable the elevation prompt without disabling UAC.

My problem is that when I change the setting in Administrative Tools/Security Settings/Local Security Policy/Account control: Behaviour of the elevation of prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to Elevate without prompting, User Account Control is immediately turned 'off' - Beats me!

I'm running Vista x86 Ultimate, as administrator.



A:UAC Elevation Prompt Problem

Hi MonikerDeedpole

Give this a try.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

Hope it's what you are looking for.

Later, Ted

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i changed the value to 0. its either for the consent prompt behavior admin or the LUA. now, i cannot even access the program. i was following another forum which said that i shud do that. which i cannot comment onto now it said that by doin so, i can access programes without having to type the password. now any app that needs an admin password cannot be accessed.this means i cannot access regedit as an admin to change the settings back
the message reads as so :" this program is blocked by group policy. for more information, contact your system administrator."
so now i totally cannot access any programs which require an admin pass.i cant uninstall, install, delete and do anything ease which requires admin pass.
please help me

A:changing the consent prompt behavior admin or lau in regedit


This is my speciality! First, let's try the simple things, Safe Mode.

See if you can access regedit from Safe Mode.

If not, download and run the portable Re-enable it Use it to either re-enable or run regedit then change the settings back. http://http://www.softpedia.com/get/...Portable.shtml

If this does not work, I have plenty more suggestions.


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I have a Windows 7 machine with two users, a regular user and an administrator user (not the built-in account). I want to disallow login to the desktop for the administrator user, but still allow it's credentials to be used at UAC elevation prompts. I
tried adding that administrator user to the "Deny logon locally" local security policy, but that did not work. The policy not only disallowed that administrator user from logging in to a desktop, but also from approving elevation requests. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Western Digital WD My Passport 2 TB external hard drive
Western Digital's security software allows a password to be set on the external drive, encrypting it. When the drive is connected to a PC, a virtual CD (VCD) partition runs (via autorun) an unlocker utility WD Drive Unlock.exe, that allows password entry.
When I connect the locked drive to a Windows 7 PC (that does not have any WD software installed), the autoun popup appears and I select "Run WD Drive Unlock.exe". At that point, User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt appears, requiring Administrator
password in order to continue.
WD Drive Unlock then lets me enter password.
Because of UAC elevation, the unlocker can be used only by an Administrator user or by a standard user account who knows the Administrator password.

Is UAC elevation prompt truly necessary?
Is it appearing because Western Digital hasn't coded the unlocker exe correctly, or would any such utility require UAC elevation?

I'd like to find a way that a standard user account can run the unlocker to enter passsword and access the external drive, without having to know the Windows Admin password.

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I have seen this question asked before and attempted a few solutions. Fixing computer problems is not my forte and I would really like an easy to followed solution. I have downloaded the program Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. It has converted most of my files to OpenOffice.org XML 1.0 Spreadsheet. When I first downloaded them and was able to open some they would only open as spreadsheet files, OpenOffice calc. Now all I get is the above message.
I'm not wishing to make myself unwelcomed as a new comer but I have found things becoming more and more complicated and not as easily fixed since moving from Windows 7. Unfortunately, for me, when I purchased my current laptop it came with W8 which I managed to cope with only just. When W10 came along I was drawn in by the online recommendations and went along with the upgrade.
A friend of mine who knows a lot more about computers than I do has stayed with Windows 7 because of all the reports that are circulating about the problems. He has helped me out with a download that I purchased and was not able to install with Windows 10 by using his Windows 7. He has also downloaded and is using Apache OpenOffice without any problems.
I would just like some help to sort out these problems which Windows 10, I'm sorry to say, seems to be creating. It's getting to the stage where I'll be needing an outside Technician to come help me out which is not what I would prefer

A:The requested elevation requires elevation

Hi easily confused,

I did some checking, and it looks as if it might be a permission error. See HERE for details.

Also, if you are unable to get that sorted out, there is the option of using a replacement program called LibreOffice. See HERE to compare the two.

Hang in there with Win-10 as these bugs will resolve in time and sooner or later. The one thing that might help might be to do a clean install, rather than a basic upgrade. See HERE.


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I have seen this question asked before and attempted a few solutions. Fixing computer problems is not my forte and I would really like an easy to followed solution. I have downloaded the program Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. It has converted most of my files to OpenOffice.org XML 1.0 Spreadsheet. When I first downloaded them and was able to open some they would only open as spreadsheet files, OpenOffice calc. Now all I get is the above message.
I'm not wishing to make myself unwelcomed as a new comer but I have found things becoming more and more complicated and not as easily fixed since moving from Windows 7. Unfortunately, for me, when I purchased my current laptop it came with W8 which I managed to cope with only just. When W10 came along I was drawn in by the online recommendations and went along with the upgrade.
A friend of mine who knows a lot more about computers than I do has stayed with Windows 7 because of all the reports that are circulating about the problems. He has helped me out with a download that I purchased and was not able to install with Windows 10 by using his Windows 7. He has also downloaded and is using Apache OpenOffice without any problems.
I would just like some help to sort out these problems which Windows 10, I'm sorry to say, seems to be creating. It's getting to the stage where I'll be needing an outside Technician to come help me out which is not what I would prefer

A:The requested elevation requires elevation

Hi easily confused,

I did some checking, and it looks as if it might be a permission error. See HERE for details.

Also, if you are unable to get that sorted out, there is the option of using a replacement program called LibreOffice. See HERE to compare the two.

Hang in there with Win-10 as these bugs will resolve in time and sooner or later. The one thing that might help might be to do a clean install, rather than a basic upgrade. See HERE.


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My user folder is named "Mike&Michelle" but because of the ampersand, anything that uses command prompt to access the folder path gives an error unless the path is quoted.

A:Ampersand in User Folder Causing Errors in Command Prompt

What you want to do here, is to change your userprofile folder name, is that right? To what? If you change it to "Mike and Michelle", you'll have the same issue.

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I am locked out of all user accounts but a restricted access one.

I use XP pro, and normaly have 3 user accounts;

I was not able to access Karla's documents from JOX. so I fiddled with the 'account policies'.
I changed the lockout badcount from 0 to 1 and the other two settings to all 9's.

When I loged of to switch users there were 2 accounts;

I tried to restore the preveous days settings: no good. So tried to undo the changes I made in 'account policies'. Nothing showed up in administrators tools so I tried to undo it in a notepad file.

Now I am locked out of all accounts but KIDS, which is basicly a desktop with shortcuts. I emptied the start menu of every thing I could.

I have tried to use my windows cd to repare, but when the message comes up to change to an administrator accout it wont change to any of them.
Because of the restricted access I cant use any of the down laods you suggest and I cant find the control panal anymore.
Before I was locked out of Administrator I could see the other acounts but not access them, so I know they are there. SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR AWAY!!

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Quite often in the notification area, I get a prompt about my M/S Outlook account, and as far as I know, it was closed weeks ago as I requested it so.

See attachment

A:My annoying M/S account prompt

Hello Again.

Are you using you're Microsoft Account?
Do you log on with a Microsoft Account?
Does any part of that message affect what you do?

You could switch to a local account - not use the MSA

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Ive Been This Business Quite A While And Just Cant To Pin Down Why Mice Freeze And Subsequently Lock Out The Keyboards, Maybe I Did Know At One Time But Just Cant Remember What To Look For Guess I Been At This To Long And My Brain Is Going Away And Who Wants To Look It Up In Some Book Anyway. Help

A:mouse freezes and keyboard lockouts what causes them?

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Hi. I am going crazy trying to disable a request to allow the isc.to web site access my computer. I have already accepted this site many times and allowed access via firewall but the prompt appears every time I log in to it and I can't stop it. How do I force my computer to remember my setting for this? I don't want to lower the default setting for anything else because other programs are fine.
Thanks in advance.

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Hello all, this is my first post in the 7forums and I'm ashamed of myself that it has to be one asking for help - mind you all, I'm tech savvy so I know what I'm talking about unless I otherwise note it, but here it goes:

In the past, I have had to use the built-in Administrator account to install Microsoft's virtualization software and install Windows XP Mode (I don't know why it wouldn't install before, I even disabled UAC with failed results). In order to do this, I enabled the Administrator account via Command Prompt, as recommended by a tech support specialist I used the command "net user administrator /active yes" and the Admin account was active, I installed the program, disabled the Administrator account, and went on my merry way.
It is now about a year later and after I have created a system image of my computer (I only made one because I do not have enough sufficient storage to make multiple ones, or even replace my current one) I have found out that there is an issue with command prompt or something... I unfortunately do not know. I had to reactivate the Administrator account for one reason or another and did my business, but after I reactivated it I came to find that the same command to activate the Administrator account... Changed its password. I used a Linux Live CD with Ophcrack to find out that the password for my Admin account was changed to "yes". And after I tried to disable the account, INSTEAD of it being disabled, the password was se... Read more

A:Command Prompt won't Disable Administrator Account

I'm not sure why you find it alarming that net user can change user passwords. The control panel and computer management console will let any administrator change user passwords as well. It's the way things are supposed to work.

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I am continually receiving a pop up box requesting me to 'Enter Network Password' for my Windows 8 Store account despite inputting the correct user name and password. Using the same 'user name' and 'password' I could access via the web.

I have in fact closed the account but still get the message every 10 minutes or so whatever I try

A:Continual prompt to access store account

Hello Stefos,

If you closed (deactivate) your Microsoft account, then you would either need to activate it again by signing into the account online, or sign in to the Store with a different Microsoft account.

Hope this helps,

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I've started running the Sapphire TRIXX utility in my user account only when I need it to set a quiet fan curve when playing a game. I was having some instability problems following my upgrade to Windows 8.1 when TRIXX was set to start when Windows loads.

TRIXX installed with a shield on its icon and there appears to be no way of running the program without entering the admin password at the UAC prompt within a user account. I've tried seeting permissions for my user account to have full access to TRIXX but that makes no difference. I did find a utility Runasrobin which does work but it runs its own service and I'm unsure whether this is a security hole.

So how do I run TRIXX from a user account without the UAC prompt appearing (and without disabling UAC)?

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HIFrom the Command Prompt of Windows 7, to enable the Administrator user, I should write "net user administrator /active:yes". Also from the command prompt, what is the command to rename this user so that, when I reboot Windows 7, the Administrator account will be created with the name renamed?THANKSBYE


A:Rename the Administrator account from the Command Prompt

Hi balubeto,Net command doesn't have rename account function. Based on my research and test on our test machines, you can download a free utility named Renuser.exe to achieve this. Please refer to the  following steps:1. Download Renuser.zip file, unzip it and copy Renuser.exe file to the path: C:\Windows\System32.Please note: we provide the 3rd party software for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accuracy on contacting information. 2. Start the Command Prompt with elevated privilege.3. Type the following syntax:renuser <Current UserName> <New UserName> [<DomainName>]Since your computer isn't joined to the domain, you can skip the [<DomainName>] setting. 4. Log off the current account and log back in. Now you can see the newly renamed account is displayed on the logon screen. Best RegardsDale

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hi !

is it possible to have an "Elevated Taskmanager" without UAC-prompt on a user-account ?

for obvious security-reasons, i always run on a user-account, except when doing system maintenance.
i want taskmanager to show everything, so it would be really nice if it was possible to create a shortcut that starts it without any UAC-prompts.

any ideas ?

A:Elevated Task manager without UAC-prompt for a user-account ?

Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1

hi !

is it possible to have an "Elevated Taskmanager" without UAC-prompt for a user-account ?

for obvious security-reasons, i always run on a user-account, except when doing system maintenance.
i want taskmanager to show everything, so it would be really nice if it was possible to create a shortcut that starts it without any UAC-prompts.

any ideas ?

Yep. You could start by searching the tutorial section. You would be amazed at how many things are covered there. For example. Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

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I am a Vista Home Premium user. It all started when I kept getting a User Name and Initials prompt upon opening any Office document (WORD or EXCEL). I troubleshooted the issue, uninstalled and reinstalled Office, and still the nagging prompt panel. Upon Googling the issue, I discovered that I was unable to open or change permissions in the registry User Info file in the registry.

Still researching this issue, just today, I am now, when the UAC kicks in, getting a prompt to enter my OS log-on password! When I put in the password, it doesn't take it and the prompt for password screen returns!! I believe that the registry has locked this feature, and I am thus unable to get the password to register!

This is alarming! Is this an indication of malware or virus? I am presently running Trend Micro, but have no idea how to proceed. I went to try and turn off UAC, but when I click to do this, it prompts for my password, doesn't take the password, so I am not able to access this feature.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am sorry if I am being unclear, but basically I am getting the OS password now--when, for example, I right click on a program and go to RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, the password prompt comes up!


A:Solved: Can't Turn Off Prompt for Password in User Account and Log-On

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For some reason Yahoo is asking for my password EVERY time I try to check my e-mail.
I have it set up to only ask for the password every 8 hours, and that was working just fine until a couple of days ago. Now I'm asked for the password every time, even if I log-in every 5 minutes??

I cleared all the temp. files and cookies, ran the usual virus and spyware applications and cleaned out the registry and defragged. Still, I'm getting the password prompt.
I haven't added another Yahoo account, we only have this one. Nor have we added any other e-mail accounts the past week. I can't think of anything that would have caused this to start up.

A:Yahoo e-mail account - Password prompt appears everytime I log on

I found a temporary solution that I'm surprised works:

If I use "My Yahoo" to open my e-mail I am never asked for the password. I can click an e-mail letter to read and it opens the e-mail page right up. Go figure??

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I have two user accounts. One is an Administrator account and the other a standard user account for my children.

There previously was a password prompt if you tried to make any changes to the system under the standard user account or download any files.

I am not sure what happened but now there is no password prompt to download and execute files under either account. I have tried to loacate ?Local Users and Groups? to change the user settings but it is missing in the Computer Management?

I have even deleted my childrens account and created a new one yet we are still able to make changes to the system and download files under that profile.

I have been through every setting I can think of. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Standard user account setting-disable full rights-enable pw prompt?

Hi, press the windows key plus "R" at the same time (win+r) to open the run dialogue box , type

control userpasswords2
press ok

Highlight your current user (the box "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer") has to be checked,for the settings to be accessed.

Under advanced you should find what you are looking for.

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XP Pro SP2

This is sorta related to a previous thread of mine..but sorta seperate.

Anyone know of a windows update that causes user accounts to lock up / not allow a password to be entered even though its the right password?

It keeps happening to me, and i know its not software b/c this is the third clean install in 2 weeks with still the same issue...even without installing software other than office 2003 it happens.

Short and sweet... three user accounts (one admin, two poweruser) I log on as admin, lock the desktop (WIN+L), come back a few min later, log on to a poweruser acct., log off the power user acct, try to log on my admin user acct and it wont accept my password even though i was just on it and its is still open and shows me as logged on. It also locks out the poweruser accts.!!

The only thing i can do hard boot it....and this only happens once and a while...very intermitent. im gonna really hurt someone or myself soon....

ERRRRRRRRRR!!!!! All "critcal" windows updates installed, and net framework and WMP10 installed. and updated....and no i have not see a pinpoint pattern of any of the updates that can cause this. I have also used the drivers that worked fine on my previous install..and also the latest...no luck....it must be M$ updates
Thanks for reading

A:Windows update causing account lock out?

Err, bump.

Please help !!!

No one likes me anymore


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Hi there

This problem has appeared in a couple of forms, but I have not seen a solution.

I have a netgear wireless router. I use a Microsoft network to connect my PCs.

My 1st workstation runs XP and has an Administrator account which I use as my standard log in with a password. I do not need to be in Safe Mode to see it.

My 2nd (new) workstation also runs XP, but does not have an Administrator account, and nor will it let me create one because it says (understandably) that it is a reserved name. So I log in on this machine using the login "Max" with the same password as the 1st machine.

A problem is that while the 1st workstation can see the 2nd workstation, the 2nd cannot see the first. I suspect it may be related to (at least) the fact that the 1st machine has an Administrator login, but that the 2nd workstation doesn't.

Can anyone please shed some light on this?

Many thanks and best wishes


A:Administrator Account causing XP networking problems

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Hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on what is going on with my work computer. Every time I reset my computer (from the start menu) my account is locked out from the server at my work. If I simply log off, or do a complete shut down it doesn't happen. Only when I reset.

Does anyone have an idea of why this might happen?


A:Restting computer causing account to lock out

Log off, then restart. Ask the IT dept at work if there are any security controls on the Domain Controller for your user account.

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I have run malwarebytes and I am clean, I also run AVG for anti-virus and firewall, I have run efix pro and it did not find any malicious software.  However, all my accounts on my shared server keep getting hacked and loaded with phishing materials.  I have changed all passwords and I am the only one who gets in via FTP.  I dont know how else to locate this supposed malware without help please.  The dds.txt file is below and I am attaching the attach.txt file.
Thank you
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Lori at 9:54:03 on 2013-07-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3693.2022 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* ::: FOOTER (Change skin, language, mark as read, etc) ::: 0
SP: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* Copyright Information 9
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* Copyright Information 8
FW: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled* Copyright Information 7
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalS... Read more

A:Malware is causing problems with my web hosting account

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Recently, I have been unable to do anything that requires the Microsoft Account. I took this issue to Microsoft Support and they said, based on an error code that I was seeing, that my registry was corrupted due to a virus on my PC.
1 - When I try to switch to a Microsoft Account on my PC, I get the error code 0x800c0008 "We're sorry but something went wrong. Your account wasn't changed to this Microsoft Account."
2 - I cannot set up and use Microsoft Live Mail 2012. It times out trying to download folders.
3 - I cannot connect to the Store "We cannot connect you to the store..." The error code reported is 0x80072f8f".

Search the web revealed no valid help for this problem.

Since this is a Windows 8.1 OS, I had to run FRST. The results shown below. Running the GMER, failed so I do not have results from it. I tried several times including one after rebooting the PC.

FRST text:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 22-02-2015
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on HOMELAPTOP on 22-02-2015 10:53:27
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Paul & Administrator (Available profiles: Paul & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: FRST Tutorial - How to use Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - Malware Removal Guides... Read more

A:Virus causing problems with Microsoft Account

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

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Also, if you haven't done so already, you might want to create a USB recovery drive. It's really easy and quick.

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my grandma upgraded to windows 8, and her battery was low so windows hibernated, when she plugged it and turned it back on, it said her password was incorrect, no matter how many times she types it in correctly, windows refuses to accept her password, do i need to turn off the auto lock or what?

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My problems probably commenced approximately two weeks ago, when I decided to watch a TV show I'd missed online. One dodgy website informed me that I didn't have the DivX codec, so I pressed 'Install Codec' using the automatic Chrome popup instead of going to the DivX site directly. This enabled me to watch the show, but also kindly installed what was supposedly a Symantec virus scanner on my machine. I believe at this stage I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, which found nothing. Without restarting, I removed the codec. The 'virus scanner' remained, and did not have an option to uninstall within Add/Remove Programs, nor did it come with an uninstall.exe. I used Microsoft's 'Autoruns' tool to determine that it had placed an entry to run its exe at startup, so deleted the registry entries and all the associated files. I scanned with MSSE again to no avail. Sadly I do not have a record of the exact file names.

Several days later, a friend came over with a USB drive. I have a laptop and desktop computer, and the USB drive was plugged into both machines. Both times, the Win 7 prompt for what to do appeared, and I never pressed any autoruns. The friend later went home and reported that Avira found "Winmazebat" on her drive (an autorun.inf type worm). Concerned that I had given this to her, I ran MSSE and a whole host of other antiviruses / malware removal tools including Kaspers... Read more

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So I just set up my first IMAP account after being stuck with POP for a long time.
I use Windows Live Mail and had tons of folders and message rules which I'm now trying to replicate for IMAP. I had to decide between local email rules or server based rules/filters. I went with the latter so it would be all done at the source.
I set up a new filter to put anything from my hotmail email into a folder called 'Test'. Pretty simple.
But upon sending the test email from hotmail to my new IMAP account, it bounces back with the following error:
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:  "info+Test"@ (insert my IMAP account domain here)    (generated from [email protected](insert my IMAP account domain here))    No Such User Here
So it's just butchering the email address it seems. Weird. Any thoughts on this? I've been back and forth with the host admins and they've been pretty useless.

A:New IMAP account - email filters causing messages to bounce back

You'd have to post the actual filter you're using.   I have never seen an IMAP filter result in an "alternate e-mail address" such as "info+Test."
It should simply be set up such that upon receipt if the sender is {insert your hotmail address here} or if your sender contains "hotmail.com" [if you want to cast a broad net] then move the message to the Test folder.
Screen shots of the filter rule set up as you create it at each step of the dialog, with the personal bits redacted, of course, would be most helpful as a starting point.

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A number of C:\ folder icons are showing shortcut-folder hybrid icons...

1) [when] to my knowledge, these hybrid icons are new. But I wouldn't bet that big on my memory.

2) [maybe why?] to the best I can ascertain, they appeared at the same time a number of these files became locked (ownership and permission renewed now) and in fact, after the permissions changes, sometimes the lock icons turned to shortcut-folder icons, again to the best of my ability. (I was copying a large amount of data from a DVD to my hard drive when upon completion, the locks appeared in force).

3) I can do the ownerships and permissions, but [how] is there any chance of doing more than one folder or all at a time?

4) I am interested in either [why?] these shortcut-folder icons appeared, if they did or I am interested in general to know that I can overlook what has been staring me in the face for some time. (Imagine the possibilities...) Most of the still locked folders and other shortcut-folder icons are located WITHIN a recently un/locked shortcut-folder icon folder.

5) [How?] do I 'revert' the folder icons back to plain 'ole folders? if in fact, the mini shortcuts are erroneous and they shouldn't be in their hybrid form.

6) [Attempts so far] I searched this forum and elsewhere and tried to 'customize', 'revert', pick my own icon, and otherwise affect the folders' appearance as outlined with no change despite closing and reopening the Explorer. Which wasn't that surprising because I only... Read more

A:Shortcut-folder hybrid icons???...rel. to post about folder lockouts

Every single folder that gives "Access Denied" is a junction for compatability with old software.
You should not mess with the permissions of these junctions.
See the links in my signature.

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Tried logging in as a "non-admin" to a domain, and there are a lot of things that I can and can't do.

I can change IP settings, enable/disable NIC's, run an nslookup, but I can't run ipconfig /flushdns. Apparently I need to be elevated to run a flushdns.

I am not even given the option to enter a username/password.

I got this message trying to run a CMD window as the local administrator:

Attempting to start CMD as user "MEDIA-PC\administrator" ...
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - CMD
1311: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.

How can there not be a logon server, when I am ON the "server" (aka local machine)...


The local "administrator" is disabled by default. You can "Run as administrator" with a different account that has local administrator privileges.

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yo shawn,

d'you know a cmd command for direct elevation instead of right-click>run as admin?

A:cmd elevation

Our tutorial on the subject. Seven and Vista would be the same

Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

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I'm trying to do a ipconfig/flushdns. It wouldn't work. So i ran cmd.exe as an administrator, and it worked just fine. However, i found the fact that I had to do this a bit annoying, since i'm already an administrative user. I looked at the file permissions for cmd.exe and i noticed that the user "trustedinstaller" had more rights than administrator did, who had the same rights as the average user. How do I go about changing my access rights to those simmilar to trustedinstaller, or just change my classification to trustedinstaller all together? I don't want to have to find cmd.exe and run it as an admin, every time I want to do anything that might be "unwanted."

Would it be easier if i disabled windows defender?

Also, I would like to change it so that when I right click .html files, they open in firefox, but I would like the "edit" option to be notepad. I know how to do this in xp, and I know how to change overall file association in vista, but how do I change just the edit option in vista?

A:CMD elevation


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There was another thread, from last year, that went like this:

- I have 10 consent.exe in my task manager ( I think one extra comes up everytime i try to run an exe file )
- When I try to end the process (consent.exe) in task manager, It shows up with the message " THE OPERATION COULD NOT BE COMPLETED. ACCESS IS DENIED"
- I cannot run any exe file, nothing happens. ( plus the folders i open to locate and run exe files do not close, they just hang up )
- I cannot turn off or restart my laptop. Nothing happens when I tell it to turn off ( or restart).

Please HELP

I have the same issue, minus the ability to logout, and exe's cause it. Each time I run the exe from the desktop, a new instance of consent.exe pops up in Task Manager. I'd like to run the program because it's a helpful little utility I use, but 7 wants an admin consent response, but doesn't pop up the window. I can't get to the window via cntrl-tab. It never pops up. It's not behind other windows (totally off subject, but isn't it funny that you can't see thru the windows?). The only way to get rid of consent.exe is to logout and log back in.

It's reached "pain-in-the-keester" level, and I'd like to solve it.


Is this only the one exe, or all that causes this? If just the one, does right click> Run as administrator not work?

Try it in Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode

This can also be malware related behavior. Scan with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, etc.

A Guy

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I would download what the first post says to do... But my computer won't let me download anything I was wondering if maybe this task had anything to do with it?

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I am trying to update windows so I can download Itunes, but when I try to update it nothing happens, I looked into it abit futher and found "Consent.exe" was the problem...the only problem now is I don't know how to get rid of it, can anyone help please :)


Does iTunes give you an error when updating? Have you tried to just reinstall iTunes?

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I have a problem with it freezing. I have posted to the virus forum but it now occurs to me this looks a lot like the trouble I had recently with bing hijacking a machine I was fixing up until I got AVG installed.
My theory is that MS efforts to get people to use Bing including making it a default in IE is causing this problem

I can't scan fully with either Defender or AVG and Spybot says I'm clean. They freeze up at the igf*** files. They freeze up in safe mode too.

A:What is consent for UI ? & More

I first went to the virus section and have been told by reid he saw no malware in a RSIT scan. He seemed to think my OS was conflicting with Intel software.

I have Vista Home Basic, on a 64bit system. I am using AVG Internet Security 8.5, Spybot S&D, and windows defender for security.

It started with IE8 slowing down then freezing. When it freezes it freezes the whole computer and I have to force shut down the computer with the power button. I tried to run scans with AVG and Defender but the scans freeze as well. Spybot says I'm clean. The scans also freeze in safe mode.

I got the bsod for the first time today when I uninstalled and reinstalled AVG. It has happened four times thus far. AVG is finally installed but the desktop is changed from my preference and when I reset it it doesn't stay when I restart. I haven't been able to complete a scan in 2 days. The machine is running funny. It randomly slows down, it just doesn't seem to be under my control.

Any help?

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i tried to install poser 7 from CD on my new vista machine and it tells me the exe needs to be elevated. it gave me a message that it did compatibility to it for the next time i ran it but i still get the problem. how would i fix this stupid problem?

A:Poser 7 elevation?

Hello jyaku,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Right click on the install file/properties/compatibility tab. See if 'run as administrator' is checked. If not check it. If this is an older version, you could also try running in compatibility mode for XP.

Hope this helps. Please keep us posted.


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I've got an Elevation Case 219 and I just can't open it. I don't know how to! Please help me!

A:Elevation Case

Can't find much but is it a screwless design. Most of those open by removing the front face panel first, just a guess. Oops sorry, found a review of one, the side panel comes off without removing the front, you will just have to work at it and find the combination of which way to slide it.

[Edited by brianF on 04-11-2001 at 05:14 PM]

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I am trying to write a simple script that will check to see if a domain user is a member of the local administrators group, and if not, add that user.

I am currently doing this manually by doing a "runas" command to run MMC as a user that already has local admin rights, and then add the actual user (whose account is on the domain) to the local admin group, then have them log off and logon again to make the changes take effect.

Here is what I am looking to have the script do:

run from the command line
gather domain name and user name of locally logged in user
have a "hard-coded" username of a user that already has local admin rights
prompt for the password of the "hard-coded" username (but not show the actual username on the prompt)
elevate the local domain/user to be a member of the local administrators group
prompt the user to log off and back on to make the changes take effect.

Can this be done with a simple batch/cmd file, or would it require WSH/VBS?

Thanks in advance!

A:elevation script

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I have comodo firewall installed and I have now received an alert for the second time wanting to grant access to 'consent.exe'. It seems consent.exe is related to UAC but when I opened the taskmgr and right clicked to go to file location it wouldn't open it. Usually it takes me to the exe location if I right click and click the open file location. Then out of nowhere the magnify application opened. Is there reason to panic here or there is something wrong?

A:Consent.exe popping up

You m ay want to do a Google search on the file name " consent.exe " and see if there is a way to determine if that file is real or malware of sorts.

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Hello good people,
Someone sent me a file which I ran on my windows 8 pc and it changed my system UAC settings.

The problem i'm facing now is that it does not allow me to install any application and also I cannot open application already install on my pc. whenever I try to open or install application on my system I always get this message: File System Error (65535) and the consent.exe that looks like the cmd will pop up.

Please I need help, I am a student and I don't want to reformat my computer because of the projects I have already on it, I just need help on how to stop this problem.

Please see the attached image also and don't hesitate to ask me any additional question.

Note: my laptop is HP Envy running windows 8.1


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I noticed that on Win 7 a process called consent.exe runs when i try to install any application. From the consent.exe description i understood that it is the consent UI for administrative apps and i believe it is related to the UAC since when UAC is disabled, this process does not run. Does anyone know what this exe exactly do in the background? I mean what checks does it perform? Does it connect to the internet to validate something?
I have a 1.8 GB setup and it takes almost 2 mins for it to reach the UAC screen when i start installing it.



A:How does consent.exe function in Win 7

You cannot disable UAC you only set it up to do its work behind the scenes without issuing a dialog to you. It still needs to switch your security tokens when you do an administrative task. The only difference it does not ask for permission or confirmation.

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I regularly hibernate my Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop to increase my boot speed. All of a suddent, my .exe files won't open. .REG files wont open and other executable files (except .com) won't open. I normally use firefox but that wouldn't open up anymire, even my Microsoft Office 2010 setup (original cd) wouldn't run. When trying to troubleshoot with my friend I showed him my task manager and it has approximately 28 consent.exe processes, when attempting to kill the process the following error appears: Operation Could not be completed, access is denied.
If i reboot my laptop I am afraid that the explorer.exe file would not run. I am like, AARGHHH! The UAC fails to load, I try to run regedit but it doesnt work. I copy it to d drive (along with the en-us file), it doesnt get past UAC. I change name to regedit.com (en-us - regedit.com.mui) STILL FAILS AT MUI. I cannot close the folder in which i have run the executable.exe. VLC and WinRAR runs absolutely fine. I think the problem is mainly with the C:/ Drive
I have gone mad with this problem!
Please help me and thanks in advance

A:Consent.exe and exe problems

Your problem could be malware related. Try scanning for malware using malwarebytes:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Reviews and free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware downloads at Download.com

Or do a repair install:Repair Install

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I thought I had cleared out the culprits, but apparently not.

I have a pop-up blocker running, and often I'll see an MSIE ad-sized window trying to pop up, but it gets squelched. When I check to see what processes are running, IEXPLORER.EXE is always running (I don't use it as my default browser, but I have it on this system because I occasionally need one bit of its functionality). When I end the process, it goes away, but it always comes back.

What malware will do this? I just removed some junk that was being malicious, but there must be something else I can't find.

A:IE launching without my consent

iexplorer - iexplorer.exe - Process InformationProcess File: iexplorer or iexplorer.exeProcess Name: RapidBlaster parasite Description:iexplorer.exe is the executable for a virus that is a variant of the RapidBlaster parasite that downloads and displays advertising from an Internet location. This process should be removed to ensure your personal privacy.Source: http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...rary/iexplorer/iexplorer.exe RapidBlaster is a task run on Windows startup.When an internet connection is present it periodically connects to its servers to fetch advertising.Typically pop-ups for porn sites.Can download and execute arbitrary unsigned code pointed to by its controlling servers.RapidBlaster/Rnd is an update which uses pseudo-random filenames.If it fails to contact its server it will just use 'RapidBlaster\rb32.exe' as with older variants.If you remove it, it will reinstall itself using a new name.Installed with ActiveX drive-by download on affiliate pages, including misleading download links (eg. 'megamovieblaster') and pop-ups.Also can installed by the ISTBar parasite.Manual removalOpen the Task Manager and end the RapidBlaster process (rb32.exe, or, in the Rnd variant)Find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runand delete the 'Something lptt01' entry.'Something' will be the same as the filename of the RapidBlaster program - you can now delete the folder containing... Read more

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