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Windows 7: Customizing User Account Control

14 Feb 2010   #1
ahstanford

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Customizing User Account Control

Hello everyone,

I just purchased my first Windows 7 machine. I've got a few questions as to how I can customize UAC to perform as I need.

First, is there any way to disable User Account Control for a specific user (like myself) but leave it enabled for the other users (like my girlfriend and my mother)?

Also, is there any way to disable User Account Control for all users on specific applications? For example, I've got a few startup applications that require UAC approval - so I'm required to enter my password at startup for every standard user on the PC. I'd like to add an exemption for these applications, and a few others, to limit the unnecessary UAC prompts.

Thanks in advance,
Alex


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14 Feb 2010   #2
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No, UAC is an all or nothing setting.

You should at minimum, leave it running at the default setting.
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14 Feb 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
No, UAC is an all or nothing setting.

You should at minimum, leave it running at the default setting.
Actually in a way you are wrong.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahstanford View Post
First, is there any way to disable User Account Control for a specific user (like myself) but leave it enabled for the other users (like my girlfriend and my mother)?
Fortunately to you, Yes there is
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Also, is there any way to disable User Account Control for all users on specific applications? For example, I've got a few startup applications that require UAC approval - so I'm required to enter my password at startup for every standard user on the PC. I'd like to add an exemption for these applications, and a few others, to limit the unnecessary UAC prompts.
Yes, it is possible aswell.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope it will help you.
Enjoy
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14 Feb 2010   #4
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok,, I forgot about the Scheduled Tasks trick.... but

UAC is not a per-user setting. It is set the same for all users.
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15 Feb 2010   #5
ahstanford

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
No, UAC is an all or nothing setting.

You should at minimum, leave it running at the default setting.
Actually in a way you are wrong.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahstanford View Post
First, is there any way to disable User Account Control for a specific user (like myself) but leave it enabled for the other users (like my girlfriend and my mother)?
Fortunately to you, Yes there is
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Quote:
Also, is there any way to disable User Account Control for all users on specific applications? For example, I've got a few startup applications that require UAC approval - so I'm required to enter my password at startup for every standard user on the PC. I'd like to add an exemption for these applications, and a few others, to limit the unnecessary UAC prompts.
Yes, it is possible aswell.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope it will help you.
Enjoy
Jav,

Thanks for the help. I will be looking through these two links today, and will post back to let you know how they work for me.

Thanks again,
Alex
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15 Feb 2010   #6
ahstanford

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahstanford View Post
First, is there any way to disable User Account Control for a specific user (like myself) but leave it enabled for the other users (like my girlfriend and my mother)?
Fortunately to you, Yes there is
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
I don't think this link shows anything about user-specific UAC settings.
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15 Feb 2010   #7
ahstanford

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote:
Also, is there any way to disable User Account Control for all users on specific applications? For example, I've got a few startup applications that require UAC approval - so I'm required to enter my password at startup for every standard user on the PC. I'd like to add an exemption for these applications, and a few others, to limit the unnecessary UAC prompts.
Yes, it is possible aswell.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
This seems to do what I need, but it uses a shortcut? You see, the particular task that I'm trying to allow access without interruption from UAC is set to startup at the logon of any user - not through the click of a Shortcut. I guess there is no way to achieve this?
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15 Feb 2010   #8
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Setting a scheduled task should/may work
But you should be sure it is what you really want to do.

Any app that requires you to run it as an admin, should be fixed by the author.
No application should require admin rights to run on a daily basis.

I am sure there are a few, depending on what exactly the application does, but the largest majority should not.

And any app that specifically requires you to disable UAC to work, should never be used or purchased.
It means the company and programmers are too lazy to fix their software.
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15 Feb 2010   #9
ahstanford

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Setting a scheduled task should/may work
But you should be sure it is what you really want to do.

Any app that requires you to run it as an admin, should be fixed by the author.
No application should require admin rights to run on a daily basis.

I am sure there are a few, depending on what exactly the application does, but the largest majority should not.

And any app that specifically requires you to disable UAC to work, should never be used or purchased.
It means the company and programmers are too lazy to fix their software.
Tepid,

The software is a for power management, called EPU-4 Engine. It came with my computer, made by Asus.

I solved this be removing those application from startup on all of the standard user profiles.

Though I would still like to disable UAC for my user account (administrator account) and leave it enabled on the standard user accounts (my mother and my girlfriend). It seems this can't be done, so I suppose I'm going to stick with my current settings.

Alex
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15 Feb 2010   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Once the shortcut with Admin rights is created, you can put it in the Startup folder under All Programs and it will run at startup....
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