How to suppress Unknown Publisher question without turning off UAC?


  • I'm trying to run an .exe on a server on the same network that I have mapped as a shortcut on my Windows 7 Pro desktop. I don't want to turn off UAC. I have already checked the Run as administrator in the Advanced Property of the shortcut. After I click the shortcut, I will get the UAC question "Do you want to allow the following program an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?

    Program name: xxx.exe
    Publisher: Unkown
    File origin: Network drive

    I need to click the Yes button in order to run the exe.

    How can I suppress this question without turning off UAC?
    Friday, September 23, 2011 5:59 PM


  • I don't think you can, it's part of the way UAC us supposed to operate to give you notification that this is an untrusted publisher.  If you could just run executables without any oversight of UAC, then what's the point of UAC?

    If you have a legit software package, then why not look up how to write and publish your application so that it is a known publisher?

    :P Advice offered, If you need more help it is advised to seek the council and advice of paid professionals. The answer is always 42, or reboot.

    Friday, September 23, 2011 6:55 PM

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