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Windows 7: Eliminate installation elevation response

17 Aug 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Eliminate installation elevation response

For those of you who find elevation prompts annoying, this may be of interest:

Q: How do I stop a legacy app from triggering UAC

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17 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

The Local Group Policy Editor is not available on all versions of windows. but thanks anyway.
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17 Aug 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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17 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Here are some REG files below that I created that will set this policy setting in all editions of Windows 7. You will need to log off and log on, or restart the computer after merging the REG file to apply.


However, this policy setting doesn't stop a UAC prompt while installing say CCleaner though.

Quote:
User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation.

This policy setting controls the behavior of application installation detection for the computer.

The options are:

• Enabled: (Default for home) When an application installation package is detected that requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to enter an administrative user name and password. If the user enters valid credentials, the operation continues with the applicable privilege.

• Disabled: (Default for enterprise) Application installation packages are not detected and prompted for elevation. Enterprises that are running standard user desktops and use delegated installation technologies such as Group Policy Software Installation or Systems Management Server (SMS) should disable this policy setting. In this case, installer detection is unnecessary.
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17 Aug 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Many thanks.

I find the REG file approach is a better approach than using a GUI.
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17 Aug 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

A question: How do I go from gpedit setting to corresponding registry setting? I have difficulty making this transition. I've tried the excel spreadsheet buf find it more oriented to an enterprise environment.
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17 Aug 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Karl,

Most of it is just from me knowing most of the registry locations where the most common settings are at in it. The link below is helpful in looking up gpedit settings and it's registry counterpart.

Group Policy Search

In addition, the free program Process Monitor is helpful to have running with it's "filter" set to monitor the "MMC" process to see what settings are changed in the registry while changing them in gpedit.
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17 Aug 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks.

I had already visited the Group Policy Search link. Did not locate the info there.

I like idea of using ProcMon. I'll give that a try.
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18 Aug 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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18 Aug 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

That was the first place I looked and could not find the info. Thanks,
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