Privilege Escalation in Windows Vista
Windows Vista does not automatically assign Administrator privileges to users, even if the user is an administrator. When performing tasks which require administrator privileges, User Account Control (UAC) activates and prompts the user for permission. The process is then elevated.
However, one area where UAC does not prompt for elevation is network users, in a workgroup, logging in to a Windows Vista system with accounts that are administrators. Windows does not assign these network users with administrator privileges. This may cause compatibility problems as the classic behaviour is for network users to have their full privileges according to the account on the machine.
This can be reverted back to the classic behaviour as follows:
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