|Definition|| : ||User Account Control
|Category|| : ||Computing Security
|Country/Region|| : ||Worldwide
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What does UAC mean?
User Account Control (UAC) is a technology and security infrastructure introduced with Microsoft\'s Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems, with a more relaxed version also present in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 . It aims to improve the security of Microsoft Windows by limiting application software to standard user privileges until an administrator authorizes an increase or elevation.