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Windows 7: Disable UAC for one program for Standard User ?

12 Aug 2010   #1
javanaut

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Disable UAC for one program for Standard User ?

Sorry for yet another thread on UAC, but I haven't found anything on this one yet.

I want the ability to give a standard user ability to use a specific application that presently requires UAC approval, without having to completely disable UAC across the board. Can I do that?

This seems like something fundamental that should be in W7, which is to allow the administrator to deem certain programs as safe for standard users.

But right now it prompts the standard user for the administrator password, which isn't what I want.

I'm hoping there's a way.


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12 Aug 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This (don't need to do the Sharing part),

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

I've run into this with a few older games for my kids that write the games saves, settings etc to the programs install folder instead of to the user folder, and adding them and giving their account full control of the folder allows the game(s) to run and saves/settings to be saved (nothing like having a 10 year old whine at you the game he just put a few levels into didn't save any of it and having to start from the beginning again).
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12 Aug 2010   #3
A Guy

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13 Aug 2010   #4
javanaut

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the input. I've been reading about the different approaches and trying to decide which one to try first. Leaning toward running as elevated program, using the RunasSpc program... But the windows compatibility tool kit may work as well. I just want the simplest thing that will work, without having to completely disable UAC across the board. Will let you know how it goes.

It's too bad W7(ultimate) doesn't provide this flexibility already, but the fact that there seems to be work arounds is encouraging.
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13 Aug 2010   #5
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by javanaut View Post
It's too bad W7(ultimate) doesn't provide this flexibility already, but the fact that there seems to be work arounds is encouraging.
Well, technically if Vista and/or Windows 7 provided ways to run an app without a UAC prompt with UAC enabled, developers wouldn't have had the impetus to start writing better apps that didn't need admin approval to run properly. This is why the AppCompat Toolkit has the ability to write shims, because there will be apps that are older that people still want to run, and this allows Windows 7 to not have a loophole that developers can wander through easily and avoid writing secure, proper, LUA apps.
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13 Aug 2010   #6
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Good thing is it can be done, and now you have choices

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