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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

22 Sep 2009   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome HammerHead.


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25 Sep 2009   #21
jychan28

Windows 7
 
 

Hello Bink,

The method you described works but I wonder is there an easier way to do that.

I installed many programs in Windows 7, some short cuts showed a administrator shield symbol on their lower right corner and some didn't. The ones have the shield symbols will prompt for Administrator permission and the ones have no shield symbols will just run (like Skype, Firefox, EPSON Print CD, Baylon, uTorrent ... etc) without prompting. I checked the shortcut properties and the executable .exe properties between the two types of programs and I matched them all the permission check boxes but those will prompt still will prompt. I wonder where the setting is located to differentiate these executable files.

Do you have some ideas?

Thanks!
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25 Sep 2009   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jychan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but I do not know of another method that can be used to bypas UAC and still have it run as administrator.
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22 Oct 2009   #23
Fogy

Windows 7 7100
 
 

First, what's the point of setting every option in a shortcut and its exe to Run as Admin if it still prompts the UAC?! Either I'm the admin or I'm not. Damn, MS, where's the common sense?!

Second, holy crap!! I can't believe after all the crap with Vista that the current solution to runing a regularly run program is some 15 convoluted steps to trick the OS. WTF?

Many thanks to you for resolving MS's issues for them.
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22 Oct 2009   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Fogy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can read more about why UAC does what it does for security purposes and more in the Information (green) box at the top of the tutorial below. It may help with understand it better.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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23 Oct 2009   #25
Fogy

Windows 7 7100
 
 

Thanks, and really enjoying the fix, don't get me wrong. Just venting at MS.

I understand what UAC is attempting to accomplish, so what's the point of "Run as Admin" if it still generates the nanny prompt? Isn't the Admin trusted on his own machine?

(pssst - I think the order of UAC levels and their descriptions are shifted by one at the above link. :P )
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23 Oct 2009   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh I understand Fogy. No problem.

When you are using "Run as Admin", it is requesting to run the program elevated. Since this is the same if you did it manually or a program tries to automatically, it triggers UAC to ask your to allow permission first. UAC is the last line of defense to stop a program from running as elevated and having full access to the entire computer.

You could use the built-in Administrator account to not have UAC bug you though, and have fill access. The only drawback is that everything that is running in the built-in Administrator account also has full access without UAC stopping it.

The UAC levels and descriptions look correct in the tutorial.
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23 Oct 2009   #27
Fogy

Windows 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
When you are using "Run as Admin", it is requesting to run the program elevated.
So, running as a user account with admin perms is still not as admin as the built in admin? I would understand the elevation coming from a user, but I was thinking having admin perms would suffice to quell UAC for common programs and games such as WoW. Since out of the box it didn't, I tried "Run as Admin", as admin, and it still prompted. I figured it couldn't get much adminier than that. Fortunately I'll be taking some classes to ferret all this out.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The UAC levels and descriptions look correct in the tutorial.
Here is what I'm seeing from
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Quote:
4. To Turn Off UAC Notifications Completely
NOTE: This is level 4. See the fourth screenshot under step 5 in METHOD ONE. This will notify you of all changes made by programs to your computer, and changes you make to Windows 7 settings.
It looks like level 4 has level 1's description, etc.
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23 Oct 2009   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

DOH! fixed. Thank you.

You should not be bothered by UAC if you enable and log on to the built-in Adminsitrator account, or just turn off UAC.
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23 Oct 2009   #29
Fogy

Windows 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You should not be bothered by UAC if you enable and log on to the built-in Adminsitrator account, or just turn off UAC.

In the interest of best practice, though, I'll use your fix and stay off admin accounts. Best of both worlds for now.
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