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  • I am new to Vista and I am new to forums of any kind.  I come here in search of a fix to a UAC issue.

    Short story…I need a way to stop UAC from prompting a “Standard User Account” for an Administrator password when running a program as an administrator. My PC has all the latest Vista updates.

    Long Story…I installed the game “Sims” for my kids. The Sims requires that it run under an administrator account. I do not want to give my kids an administrator account because I do not want them to get access to system files etc. I found that I could successfully run the game under a “Standard User Account” provided I set the game properties privilege level to run as an administrator. One problem, however, when launching the game, UAC prompts for the admin password before it will let the game launch. This is undesirable because I do not want to give my kids the admin password for reason stated earlier. I can get around the problem by turning off UAC. This causes another problem because turning off UAC generates a security alert every time you logon to the computer.  I can stop the alert by accessing Windows security center and selecting the option that lets you change the way Security Center alerts you i.e. “Do Not Notify me and do not display an icon”. Again, this creates a problem, because this setting applies to all security essentials i.e. firewall, virus protection etc. This leaves me exposed to just about anything, as I am no longer notified if the Firewall or Anti Virus programs are turned off for whatever reason.  This is truly frustrating. If I can find a way to stop UAC from prompting for an Admin password when launching my Sims game, I could leave UAC on and my problem would be solved. If anyone can offer a fix, I would greatly appreciate it.

     

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 1:34 AM

Answers

  • Cmm

     

    Sorry, but there just isn't any way to bypass that prompt when you are logged on with a Standard account. There is a way to set a program to bypass the UAC prompt, but only if you are logged on with an administrator account, which actually just saves you the dimmed screen and one click to OK that UAC prompt.

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
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    Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:30 AM
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  • Cmm

     

    Sorry, but there just isn't any way to bypass that prompt when you are logged on with a Standard account. There is a way to set a program to bypass the UAC prompt, but only if you are logged on with an administrator account, which actually just saves you the dimmed screen and one click to OK that UAC prompt.

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:30 AM
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  • http://www.nortonlabs.com/inthelab/uac.php

     

    Good solution that is in beta
    Friday, September 12, 2008 3:27 AM
  • Hi

     

    That tool does nothing for the current problem being discussed here. The tool only works if the user is logged on as an Administrator, not as a Standard User. There is no so called  'white list' for Standard Users.

     

    Hope this helps.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
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    Friday, September 12, 2008 4:07 AM
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  • Cmm

     

    Sorry, but there just isn't any way to bypass that prompt when you are logged on with a Standard account. There is a way to set a program to bypass the UAC prompt, but only if you are logged on with an administrator account, which actually just saves you the dimmed screen and one click to OK that UAC prompt.

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

     


    if there is a way to bypass it with an administrator account, then what is it? just saying a way exists is completely useless!
    Thursday, November 24, 2011 4:35 PM
  • You go to your user account in User Accounts in Control Panel and the last
    option is to turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off.
     
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    "McBob49" wrote in message news:56ae4294-fc3b-407a-8807-ad0350a0633a...
    > Cmm
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    > Sorry, but there just isn't any way to bypass that prompt when you are
    > logged on with a Standard account. There is a way to set a program to
    > bypass the UAC prompt, but only if you are logged on with an administrator
    > account, which actually just saves you the dimmed screen and one click to
    > OK that UAC prompt.
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    >
    > If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button
    > at the top of this message.
    > By marking a post as Answered, you help others find the answer faster.
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    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
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    > if there is a way to bypass it with an administrator account, then what is
    > it? just saying a way exists is completely useless!
     
     
    Monday, November 28, 2011 8:29 AM