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UAC Virtualization

    Question

  • Is there a way to have an application automatically run using UAC virtualization? 

    Jason


    Jason Yates
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jason,

     

    Thank you for your response.

    Please understand that controlling virtualization at an application level by using requestedExecutionLevel in the manifest, an administrator can enable or disable virtualization on a per-key basis for keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software.

    For more information, please refer to the following links:

    Inside Windows Vista User Account Control

    Registry Virtualization: Controlling Registry Virtualization

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina

     

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    • Marked as answer by ronjayates5 Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00 PM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 9:14 AM

All replies

  • Hi Jason,

    Could you elaborate what you want to achieve? If you are refering to File and Registry Virtualization this is enabled by default on Windows 7 machines.


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    Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:01 AM
  • Hi Jason,

     

    Please refer to the following links to check if they give any hints:

     

    Registry Virtualization

     

    How User Account Control uses Virtualization to protect the system.

     

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Tales of Application Compatibility Weirdness – Demystifying UAC Virtualization

     

    UAC Virtualization – Allowing standard users to update a system protected area

     

    I think this issue might be related to how the application is designed, and I suggest posting a new thread in Security for Applications in Microsoft Windows forum for discussion.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina

     

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    Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:05 AM
  • I can right-click a process in TaskMgr and enable UAC virtualization and make it behave like a legacy app.  I was wondering if there's a flag or reg setting that would allow me to apply this setting without openingup task manager.


    Jason Yates
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:54 PM
  • Hi Jason,

     

    Thank you for your response.

    Please understand that controlling virtualization at an application level by using requestedExecutionLevel in the manifest, an administrator can enable or disable virtualization on a per-key basis for keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software.

    For more information, please refer to the following links:

    Inside Windows Vista User Account Control

    Registry Virtualization: Controlling Registry Virtualization

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum.

     

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    • Marked as answer by ronjayates5 Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00 PM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 9:14 AM
  • Hi,

     

    How are you? I would appreciate it if you could drop me a note to let me know the status of the issue. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know. I am happy to be of further assistance.  :)

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina

     

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    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:13 AM
  • Thanks Sabrina.
    Jason Yates
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:01 PM
  • I have read plenty of ways to turn it on, but none to disable it if it is already enabled on the system. How do you do that?
    Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:45 PM