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Windows 7 - Administrative Permission Prompt

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Hello Experts - I have a general question about how Windows 7 handles commands that require administrative permissions.  When logged on as a non-admin user and attempting to do something like run msconfig most times I get a prompt after running the command asking for administrative credentials.  On some machines I never get the prompt, just an access denied message.  What controls whether the OS prompts for credentials or just denies the action?
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User Access Control (UAC) normally defines that.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691(v=ws.10).aspx
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Ah, I should have known that one.  Thanks Kyle!
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