Make sure update Windows and Quick Assist app. Does it ask for password after user entered the code? This app should be run in standard users too unless you want to perform a task which required administrator access.
To run Command Prompt as administrator, you may choose to type cmd in the Windows search bar and choose the Run as administrator option. And at this time, you will be prompted by the User Account widow that is a security measure in Windows, in which there are two buttons: the Yes button and the No button.
I have faced the same issue when I tried to install xampp on windows 8.1. The problem in my system was there was no password for the current logged in user account. After creating the password then I tried to install xampp. It installed without any issue. Hope it helps someone in the feature.
You can change your existing account type to have administrative rights. However, the built-in administrator account comes with elevated rights out of the box. Which means you can make changes to your PC without being bothered by the User Account Control (UAC) prompt.
User Account Control (UAC) protects Windows systems and users from malicious software by prompting for additional approval before running an application with administrator privileges. Duo Authentication for Windows Logon v4.1.0 and later optionally adds two-factor authentication to password-protected UAC prompts. If you've enabled Duo User Elevation but you're only getting asked to approve UAC elevation requests ("Prompt for consent"), and aren't required to enter your Windows password to approve the elevation request, you won't be prompted for Duo when approving the UAC elevation request either.
I use a mechanism that runs net use command to verify the local admin account password has not changed on my windows 2003 servers. When we upgraded to 2008 it broke with the system error 5 message. Found your post and this worked for me. Thanks
Error code 5 when registering indicates that a registration file from a previous version exists, that this file and probably the folder in which it resides have permissions restricted to an administrator, and that the user who is installing does not have the required permissions to save or edit the registration file. If this error is encountered, the best solution is to delete the particular folder and its files, and then let WinZip recreate them with the correct permissions. For this solution and to see other work around solutions, please click the link for your Windows version below and follow the detailed Error code 5 steps.
Windows Admin Rights in Windows 10 & 11 requirement - Why?In the Windows 10/11 environments, Microsoft made certain changes that require certain programs that direct draw hardware, write registry or modify/specific folders such as Windows directory for C++, .net or other critical areas requires software to run as admin to limit certain unwanted changes, or potential security risks as a "block all' approach vs a smarter whitelist approach. Running apps as administrator in Windows gives them extra privileges, allows them access, and edit the registry, change system files, dll's and other folders that are usually restricted.The problem stems from how Windows 10 handles file security. Most applications that Window 10 runs will always run as a limited / standard user despite even being run from a local admin account.For Vatech Applications to run properly and utilize the Class A medical device software the added 'Run as Admin' will be needed. Some updated versions might also include a request for admin automatically as part of the programing to overcome the restriction in windows 10/11. This is required typically depending on elevated security levels within the security profiles or domain OU account permissions/restrictions. Vatech Software does access direct draw of certain PCI cards such as Optic Grabber cards, access to read & Write to protected registry areas and system Windows folders.Requested Admin and UAC:Some applications that make certain changes on computer settings or will make some changes on the system files of the computer for the application to run might trigger User Account Control "UAC". UAC settings that are too high or restrictive might prompt for an Admin User ID and Password. Turning this down will disable this function and allow the software to run properly. UAC at normal levels should only prompt for a simple 'OK' button to continue on just as a double check the user is wanting to run the intended file.Pro Tip:
Applications which run as administrator usually makes changes on computer settings or system files. Kindly check the User Account Control settings of your computer and check if the settings is on recommended settings.Have your IT professional check the UAC settings and decrease as needed or set to the windows recommended setting level.Press Windows Key + RType ControlControl Panel window will pop-up, Click on System and SecurityClick on Security and MaintenanceOn the left pane menu, click on Change User Account Control SettingsCheck the status level of the UAC if it is set on recommended settings
In Windows XP and previous systems, the built-in administrator account was always called "administrator." For this reason, it had the same username on all computers and was often given a consistent password throughout the enterprise. By default, this password was blank. This created security problems for two reasons:
When users with standard privileges are prompted by UAC, they must provide admin credentials (username plus password) to proceed. Admin-level users, however, only need to click on a confirmation button. Since the built-in administrator account has no boundaries or limitations, it can bypass all UAC protections and end up making the system vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The built-in administrator account can be enabled by modifying the AutoLogon setting to Administrator in Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup component. This method enables the account even if the password is not specified.
If the admin accounts on all systems are not secured with unique and different passwords, a security issue in one system can affect all the systems in the IT ecosystem. For this reason, every system must have a unique local administrator password. In addition, the password should be long --127 characters or longer.
Case in point - the installation of the downloadable Click-to-Run Office 365 installation package (available from the Office 365 portal) can be complicated when installing it via the default Administrator account on a Windows machine. When attempting to do this, either by double-clicking the executable file or executing it using Run as administrator privileges, you may get the following error message displayed below:
Password Hacking: A threat actor can crack or steal a password using several techniques. These attacks can lead to administrator privileges if the account has been granted these rights. This represents another reason to limit the number of administrator accounts in an environment and enforce least privilege. If the account is an administrator, the threat actor can easily circumvent other security controls, achieve lateral movement, and opportunistically attempt to crack other privileged account passwords.
Credential Stuffing: Credential stuffing is a type of automated hacking technique using stolen credentials comprised of lists of usernames (or email addresses) and the corresponding passwords to gain unauthorized access to a system or resource. The technique generally involves automation to submit login requests against an application and to capture successful login attempts for future exploitation.
Logon Type Description 2 Interactive (logon at keyboard and screen of system) 3 Network (i.e. connection to shared folder on this computer from elsewhere on network) 4 Batch (i.e. scheduled task) 5 Service (Service startup) 7 Unlock (i.e. unnattended workstation with password protected screen saver) 8 NetworkCleartext (Logon with credentials sent in the clear text. Most often indicates a logon to IIS with "basic authentication") See this article for more information. 9 NewCredentials such as with RunAs or mapping a network drive with alternate credentials. This logon type does not seem to show up in any events. If you want to track users attempting to logon with alternate credentials see 4648. MS says "A caller cloned its current token and specified new credentials for outbound connections. The new logon session has the same local identity, but uses different credentials for other network connections." 10 RemoteInteractive (Terminal Services, Remote Desktop or Remote Assistance) 11 CachedInteractive (logon with cached domain credentials such as when logging on to a laptop when away from the network)
End users can log in without second-factor authentication for the number of days set by the administrator. This allows end users to log in with a password only so they can set up their two-factor authentication methods before they must authenticate to access their device. After end users set up 2FA, the following is the authentication workflow. 2b1af7f3a8