User Account Control - Switch to secure desktop

From Windows 2008 Domain Controller Security Technical Implementation Guide

Part of UAC - Secure Desktop Mode

Associated with IA controls: ECCD-2, ECCD-1

SV-29554r1_rule User Account Control - Switch to secure desktop

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This check verifies that the elevation prompt is only used in secure desktop mode.

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Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation” to “Enabled”.

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