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Windows 7: Windows 7 UAC and Run as Administrator

25 Dec 2011   #31
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

So that means whether it has the UAC shield or not, as long as it prompts you the UAC prompt and you click Yes it is automatically ran as administrator?

In that case, is there even a way to run the program as NOT ADMINISTRATOR? Because when you click No in both cases of the UAC prompt it doesn't run the file.


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25 Dec 2011   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No. Only if it had the UAC shield on it would it "Run as administrator" if approved in the UAC prompt.

Yeah, if you click on NO, then you basically just denied the program from running.
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25 Dec 2011   #33
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

So if a program doesn't have the shield and I click Yes on its UAC prompt, basically what is the effect?
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25 Dec 2011   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You are just allowing it to run normally unelevated (not run as administrator) despite it being flagged by UAC as being from say an "unknown publisher". Of course you must be an administrator to be able to allow it to run though. That's all.

If you like, you can read the information at the links below to get very detailed descriptions of UAC and the different prompts it gives you.
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25 Dec 2011   #35
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You are just allowing it to run normally unelevated (not run as administrator) despite it being flagged by UAC as being from say an "unknown publisher". Of course you must be an administrator to be able to allow it to run though. That's all.

If you like, you can read the information at the links below to get very detailed descriptions of UAC and the different prompts it gives you.
Thanks. Last question though, so all program without the UAC shield will always present an Open-File security warning prompt?
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25 Dec 2011   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Only if they have an "Unknown Publisher" or no "Digital Signature", and have not been unblocked.
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25 Dec 2011   #37
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Only if they have an "Unknown Publisher" or no "Digital Signature", and have not been unblocked.
Ok, got it. Thanks
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25 Dec 2011   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Kevin.
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25 Dec 2011   #39
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Oh, another question came up to mind. What is the difference between running a program as administrator and non-admin?
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26 Dec 2011   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Basically just as it sounds.

You "Run as administrator" to have the program run with full access to the computer like an administrator would have.

Non-admin, would be the same as what a "standard user" would have access to. Just their account and nothing else.
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