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There is one particular program I want to give permanent permission to (Samsung Magician), but I will probably want to disable UAC alerts for more programs in the future; it should be able to make changes without asking me in the future. I don't want to disable UAC for every program though.
I don't want to turn it off. I want it for every program not specifically excluded. I might end up doing that if all else fails, but I'd like to see if anyone has found a solution for something this common that I'll want to do with several dozen other programs. Run as Administrator only applies to the current session, and is something that is set manually.
post #2 of 11
Start > Run > gpedit.msc > Local Computer Policy
Navigatye to Windows Settings...Security Settings...Local Policies...User Rights Management...Take Ownership of Files and othjer objects.

Add your User Account, then take ownership in (UAC) for the files you want to run.

I think that will do it.
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Win8.1 doesn't have gpedit.msc. Win8.1 Pro does. Any way to get to those same settings without gpedit.msc, or by adding gpedit.msc somehow?
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Open MMC. (Click Start , click in the Start Search box, type mmc , and then press (ENTER .)
On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in .
In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click Group Policy Object Editor , and then click Add .
In the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Browse .
Click This computer to edit the Local Group Policy object, or click Users to edit Administrator, Non-Administrator, or per-user Local Group Policy objects.
Click Finish.
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There is no Group Policy Object Editor listed in the Microsoft Management Console. There is an entry for Local Users and Groups, however. In the Local Users and Groups dialog, "Local computer: (the computer on which this console is running)" is the default radio button selected, and Browse is unavailable. When "Another computer:" is selected, Browse is available. The dialog box that appears after clicking Browse is "Select Computer" and has a field entry under "Enter the object name to select (examples):". When I type in my computers name and check names, the text changes to WORKGROUP/NAME. When I click Finish, a dialog appears named "Local Users and Groups": "This snapin may not be used with this edition of Windows 8.1. To manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel." I have the standard version of Win8.1, not Pro.

Side note on Windows 8.1 feature sets: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I could get a student license key for 8.1 Pro and reinstall Windows (or just switch product keys and run the upgrade setup) if this is the kind of smaller feature set I'm going to keep running into with standard. It would be another $100 to upgrade the OEM standard version. All I'm trying to do is disable notification for certain programs, and the tools available only to those with Pro licenses Right now I have an OEM DVD of 8.1 standard.
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Well, you've reached the endpoint of my knowledge.

Though I wouldn't think $100 is worth it for just making some alert go away.

Happy Googling.............
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There is no method in Windows that allows you to always run one or more programs as always elevated, without prompting, while UAC is turned on. This is because you always have a non-elevated security token for the duration of the session and there is no override to say "always elevate my security token for this program without prompting me."

You either confirm all all, or confirm nothing (turn UAC off). However turning UAC off in Windows 8 and higher still requires elevation, it just removes the prompt (most programs perform silent elevation in this case).
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Originally Posted by joeybuddy96 View Post

There is one particular program I want to give permanent permission to (Samsung Magician), but I will probably want to disable UAC alerts for more programs in the future; it should be able to make changes without asking me in the future. I don't want to disable UAC for every program though.
I don't want to turn it off. I want it for every program not specifically excluded. I might end up doing that if all else fails, but I'd like to see if anyone has found a solution for something this common that I'll want to do with several dozen other programs. Run as Administrator only applies to the current session, and is something that is set manually.

    You can use the Task Scheduler to run programs as Administrator, either for Windows startup or for manual launching.  I won't hash through all the steps here since this article already does so. thumb.gif
 
Edited by Techie007 - 4/8/14 at 7:45am
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Oh the task scheduler method. I always forget about that one. Probably because I've reminded myself that its a horrible, horrible method lol. But it does work indeed.
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Oh the task scheduler method. I always forget about that one. Probably because I've reminded myself that its a horrible, horrible method lol. But it does work indeed.
Why is it a "horrible, horrible" method? I can see it being time consuming to do for each task.

Maybe I'll disable UAC for the several hours when I know my objectives will require multiple restarts, or when I'll be ending and starting certain processes that require UAC approval.
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