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Windows 7: Allowing Standard User to run a UAC controlled application

25 Jan 2015   #1
kokon

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Allowing Standard User to run a UAC controlled application

Hi guys,

Im having this issue on both Win 7 and Win 8. Samsung Network Scan utility has Publisher "unknown". So it prompts UAC every time you want to run it. I want users in our office to use the computers under restricted priviledges - not admin. Is there a way to allow them run this application, but maintain their general priviledges restricted?

Thanks


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25 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think that this tut would help you accomplish your goal.
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Let us know how you make out.
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25 Jan 2015   #3
kokon

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for answer, but is it possible to turn off UAC for standard users, respectively doesnt that basically give them admin priviledges? Are they still restricted from installing, running software from flash drives, etc?
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25 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I understand, I think this is precisely what you need
How to Eliminate UAC Prompts for Specific Applications
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25 Jan 2015   #5
kokon

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think the solution you are posting is the same as this one:
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
which works only when user with admin rights is logged in
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25 Jan 2015   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

UAC turned off for Standard users previously discussed here: Best Practices for User Account Type and UAC?

This solution is possible but it creates a "security hole": Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

"It would be best to only do this with a trusted user."
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26 Jan 2015   #7
kokon

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks exactly what I was looking for!
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