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Requesting Elevated Privileges on Windows 7 or Vista

If you are using Windows 7, Vista or Windows 8, any actions taken in a shared application that bring up User Account Control (UAC) security dialogs will cause Application Sharing to terminate. By requesting Elevated Privileges in Blackboard Collaborate, you will be able to circumvent the UAC dialogs and host your Application Sharing session, or remotely control another's session or desktop, without incident.

For full details on User Account Control, refer to the Knowledge Base article How to use User Account Control and Application Sharing on Vista and later.

To request elevated privileges, follow the steps below.

Tip: If you are logged on to Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 as a standard user, you will need an administrator password (and possibly user name) in order to request elevated privileges. Please obtain this information from your system administrator.

  1. From the Tools menu, select Application Sharing and then Request Elevated Privileges.
  2. Respond to the UAC dialog presented to you:
    • If you are logged on to Vista/Windows 7/Window 8 as a standard user, enter an administrator password (and possibly user name) for your computer.

      User Account Control dialog with administrator login to allow unidentified program to access your computer

    • If you are logged on to Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 as an administrator, click on Allow.

      User Account Control dialog with options to Cancel or Allow unidentified program to access your computer

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