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Windows 7: Customizing UAC for some programs

24 Oct 2010   #1
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Customizing UAC for some programs

Can you put some programs on the "safe list" to keep the nag screen from running. I run these 2,3 times a day. Tx


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24 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

To the best of my knowledge, there is only one setting. If others know of a way of setting one program differently from the others, I would be interested, too.
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24 Oct 2010   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't think so, without modifying files within windows itself.

What is your UAC level at right now?
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25 Oct 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Meebers,

Sorry, but there is not a safe list with UAC. However, you could use the tutorial below to create elevated shortcuts with Task Scheduler to run the programs elevated without a UAC prompt and still have UAC turned on.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Oct 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Meebers,

Sorry, but there is not a safe list with UAC. However, you could use the tutorial below to create elevated shortcuts with Task Scheduler to run the programs elevated without a UAC prompt and still have UAC turned on.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Shawn,
Your tuts are truly amazing; almost one for every situation.
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25 Oct 2010   #6
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

After I installed my special Garmin software on my PC, I was bugged by UAC every time I started the app. I simply right clicked on the program icon, selected properties, then on the securities tab. At the bottom of the securities tab I un-checked "Run this Program as an Administrator"
Problem solved. I'm not sure, but I think if the program is installed from the administrator account, it will default to run as administrator with UAC.
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25 Oct 2010   #7
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Meebers,

Sorry, but there is not a safe list with UAC. However, you could use the tutorial below to create elevated shortcuts with Task Scheduler to run the programs elevated without a UAC prompt and still have UAC turned on.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Brink/Shawn: That works, a little odd perhaps, the program icon flashes like it needs attention for about 3-4 times and then stops. Runs without UAC nag. Tx
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25 Oct 2010   #8
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
After I installed my special Garmin software on my PC, I was bugged by UAC every time I started the app. I simply right clicked on the program icon, selected properties, then on the securities tab. At the bottom of the securities tab I un-checked "Run this Program as an Administrator"
Problem solved. I'm not sure, but I think if the program is installed from the administrator account, it will default to run as administrator with UAC.
I have no option under the security tab to "un-check" Here is link to what I am seeing.

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/8646/permis.jpg
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25 Oct 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From a principal standpoint, the reason that you don't really want a UAC safe whitelist of applications is that you should want that application to warn you when it needs to elevate privs. Looking at it a different way, what would stop a hacker from modifying the UAC safe whitelist and then inserting their application which would then auto elevate without you knowing it and potentially wreak havoc on your machine?
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25 Oct 2010   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

My firewall

Also, the UAC safelist would probably trigger a UAC notification.
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