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Howto "whitelist" certain apps in User Account Control? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    is there a way to control for which applications the UAC promt is triggered? E.g. the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox always triggers the UAC promt which is quite annyoing since this application poses no threat to the system. Is there a way to "whitelist" a certain exe file?

    Please note, I do not want to completely disable UAC.

     

    Thanks!

    • Upravený Freddy7 úterý 4. května 2010 20:10
    úterý 4. května 2010 14:11

Odpovědi

  • Use the task scheduler. Follow my guide here:

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=135472

    best regards
    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Navržen jako odpověď Andre.Ziegler středa 5. května 2010 0:50
    • Označen jako odpověď Freddy7 čtvrtek 6. května 2010 11:31
    středa 5. května 2010 0:50

Všechny reakce

  • You can not whitelist applications but you can however reduce the UAC prompts by adjusting your local security policy.

    To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Start Orb.
    2. Type in the search, "sec" and point to "Local Security Policy"
    3. Open the following directory trees: Local Policies>Security Options.
    4. Scroll down to the area, "User Account Control" and adjust your settings.
    5. The setting you are most interested in will be called: User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode.
    6. Set it to "Elevate without prompting"

    If you are curious, check the Explain tab, which will describe every setting in detail. Admin-approval mode is basically what the system prompts for to install programs.

    The Secure desktop is the portion of your screen that becomes "grayed" out when approving. You can adjust how this shows up on your screen as well.

    • Navržen jako odpověď Elsworth úterý 4. května 2010 19:06
    úterý 4. května 2010 18:54
  • Thank you for the detailed answer. I'll take a look. :-)

     

    Although I must admit it is a bit disappointing that the only solution is to change the whole policy instead of controlling the UAC at a detailed level (but that's of course a windows issue and not your fault :-D).

    úterý 4. května 2010 20:12
  • Use the task scheduler. Follow my guide here:

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=135472

    best regards
    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Navržen jako odpověď Andre.Ziegler středa 5. května 2010 0:50
    • Označen jako odpověď Freddy7 čtvrtek 6. května 2010 11:31
    středa 5. května 2010 0:50
  • Somehow it looks like a hack that misuses the task scheduler but whatever... it apparently works. Thanks!
    čtvrtek 6. května 2010 11:30
  • That's effectively answering the question:

    "can I allow someone I know and trust to get into my house without having to ring the bell?"

    with the answer:

    "just leave your door open 24/7 and your friend is free to come in whenever they want".

    Unbelievable.

    úterý 24. dubna 2018 7:37
  • or you could just turn off the USER ACCOUNT CONTROL

    But yeah this is a ridiculous answer.

     
    středa 6. března 2019 7:35