What’s New in the February CTP

Hi. I’m Alex, the product manager for User Account Control. Today we released February Windows Vista CTP (build 5308) and we wanted to make beta testers aware of what new things you’ll find in this build. Application-Aware Elevation PromptsThe elevation prompts that users see are now customized based on the type of application that is…


New Name, Same Vision

Even though the name has been changing, from LUA to UAP, and now finally User Account Control (UAC), the underlying goal has not changed. Our goal is to help protect individuals and organizations by enabling Windows Vista users to run their computers as Standard Users. It may sound humble, but this effort has the potential…


User Account Control

User Account Protection was the preliminary name for a core security component of Windows Vista. The component has now been officially named User Account Control (UAC). Our blog archives are located at http://blogs.msdn.com/uap. All future blogging will occur on this /uac blog.