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  • Question

  • hi.

    i have the following situation: a customer installed a (pre w7) version of one of my apps ontop of windows 7. i have no idea what he did during the setup or later with this app. however, when he tries to start the app, he gets a uac dialog, asking if it was ok to start the app.

    he's now gotten the correct (w7) version of the app. the old one was removed completely (afaik). however, if he tries to run it, the uac prompt still shows up. the w7 version of the app has a manifest file embedded and shouldn't need the uac dialog. (and it doesn't show up on any other install, only at that one customers site.)

    when we simply copied the app and launched the copy, all was well and no uac prompt turned up. that makes be believe that somewhere in windows, a setting is stored that make windows open the uac prompt when the file with the original path is launched.

    any suggestions on how i may get rid of that uac prompt?

    WM_THX
    -thomas woelfer


    http://www.die.de/blog
    Monday, February 21, 2011 2:21 PM

Answers

  • remove the new version, search the registry for any references to the tool and delete the entries ( I don't know where the PCA services stores the data). Install the new version again.

    Gruß
    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by thomas_woelfer Monday, February 21, 2011 4:07 PM
    Monday, February 21, 2011 4:02 PM

All replies

  • It looks like the Application compatiblity service created the admin approval request for the application.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, February 21, 2011 3:02 PM
  • hm. i see. and what does this mean, or iow: how do i get rid of that again?

    WM_THX
    -thomas woelfer


    http://www.die.de/blog
    Monday, February 21, 2011 3:37 PM
  • remove the new version, search the registry for any references to the tool and delete the entries ( I don't know where the PCA services stores the data). Install the new version again.

    Gruß
    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by thomas_woelfer Monday, February 21, 2011 4:07 PM
    Monday, February 21, 2011 4:02 PM
  • oic.

    i'll try to find those registry entries.

    WM_THX
    -thomas woelfer


    http://www.die.de/blog
    Monday, February 21, 2011 4:06 PM
  • I found an scheduled task with pcalua.exe. Look if your tool is also started with this exe.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, February 21, 2011 9:51 PM