Re: Running 3rd party apps that require admin privs on Vista

Posted: 01-24-2008, 11:45 PM
[Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup via crosspost.]

Bill wrote:
> I've read a vague excerpt in a MCTS study guide book and have had a
> presenter at a MS event debuting Vista that it is possible for a standard
> user logged in with a standard user account to run an application that
> requires elevated (admin) priveleges without having the user type in the
> username and password of an administrator account. Both, however, were
> unable to give me any specifics on how to accomplish this, and my Internet
> searches aren't kicking back anything useful. Could someone tell me how
> this can be configured? I've noticed the runas administrator checkbox on
> an
> exe's properties, but all it seems to do it prompt for username and
> password of an admin. I've also noticed the backward compatibility
> options, but it seems pretty vague as to how those settings work.
>
> thanks,
>
> Bill

Re: Running 3rd party apps that require admin privs on Vista


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Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
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Re: Running 3rd party apps that require admin privs on Vista
Posted: 01-25-2008, 10:55 PM
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> [Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup via crosspost.]
>
> Bill wrote:
>> I've read a vague excerpt in a MCTS study guide book and have had a
>> presenter at a MS event debuting Vista that it is possible for a standard
>> user logged in with a standard user account to run an application that
>> requires elevated (admin) priveleges without having the user type in the
>> username and password of an administrator account. Both, however, were
>> unable to give me any specifics on how to accomplish this, and my
>> Internet
>> searches aren't kicking back anything useful. Could someone tell me how
>> this can be configured? I've noticed the runas administrator checkbox on
>> an
>> exe's properties, but all it seems to do it prompt for username and
>> password of an admin. I've also noticed the backward compatibility
>> options, but it seems pretty vague as to how those settings work.

How to disable the User Account Control Prompt for certain application:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946932

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Re: Running 3rd party apps that require admin privs on Vista
Posted: 01-25-2008, 11:15 PM
How to Manage Vista Application Compatibility
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=26538

Disable UAC prompt - Elevate without asking
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=27727

FAQ: Why canít I bypass the UAC prompt?
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28606
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PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> [Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup via crosspost.]
>
> Bill wrote:
>> I've read a vague excerpt in a MCTS study guide book and have had a
>> presenter at a MS event debuting Vista that it is possible for a standard
>> user logged in with a standard user account to run an application that
>> requires elevated (admin) priveleges without having the user type in the
>> username and password of an administrator account. Both, however, were
>> unable to give me any specifics on how to accomplish this, and my
>> Internet
>> searches aren't kicking back anything useful. Could someone tell me how
>> this can be configured? I've noticed the runas administrator checkbox on
>> an
>> exe's properties, but all it seems to do it prompt for username and
>> password of an admin. I've also noticed the backward compatibility
>> options, but it seems pretty vague as to how those settings work.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Bill
Paul Adare
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Re: Running 3rd party apps that require admin privs on Vista
Posted: 01-26-2008, 02:57 AM
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:55:59 -0600, Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM wrote:
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e1kv9RuXIHA.536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> [Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup via crosspost.]
>>
>> Bill wrote:
>>> I've read a vague excerpt in a MCTS study guide book and have had a
>>> presenter at a MS event debuting Vista that it is possible for a standard
>>> user logged in with a standard user account to run an application that
>>> requires elevated (admin) priveleges without having the user type in the
>>> username and password of an administrator account. Both, however, were
>>> unable to give me any specifics on how to accomplish this, and my
>>> Internet
>>> searches aren't kicking back anything useful. Could someone tell me how
>>> this can be configured? I've noticed the runas administrator checkbox on
>>> an
>>> exe's properties, but all it seems to do it prompt for username and
>>> password of an admin. I've also noticed the backward compatibility
>>> options, but it seems pretty vague as to how those settings work.
>
>
> How to disable the User Account Control Prompt for certain application:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946932
Which doesn't elevate silently. All that does is completely suppress the
elevation prompt. If the app needs admin privileges it will fail to execute
correctly. Not a good solution at all.

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