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    KO Guest

    Default Any way to get UAC to remember programs I've authorized?

    Every time I want to use a certain program that I use all the time
    (book-writing software; I'm a writer), I get the message that an
    unidentified program wants access to my computer. I tell it to allow the
    program access: that I trust the program because I know where it's from or
    I've used it before.



    I don't mind answering this once, for a program installed on my computer. I
    wouldn't mind having to do it more than once, if I was repeatedly accessing
    something on the web, rather than something installed on the computer. I
    wouldn't mind having to go in and specifically designate the program as
    authorized -- either in some list (like when one designates certain sites
    from which one will allow popups), or as an attribute of the program.

    What's driving me crazy is that there doesn't seem to be any way at all to
    get Vista UAC to remember that I know this program! Does anyone know a way?


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    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Any way to get UAC to remember programs I've authorized?

    Inside Windows Vista User Account Control
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc138019.aspx

    Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window...8c2811033.mspx

    User Account Control
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../aa905113.aspx


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    "KO" <kathleenoneillvt@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:Od4Uh0E6IHA.1592@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    Every time I want to use a certain program that I use all the time
    (book-writing software; I'm a writer), I get the message that an
    unidentified program wants access to my computer. I tell it to allow the
    program access: that I trust the program because I know where it's from or
    I've used it before.

    I don't mind answering this once, for a program installed on my computer. I
    wouldn't mind having to do it more than once, if I was repeatedly accessing
    something on the web, rather than something installed on the computer. I
    wouldn't mind having to go in and specifically designate the program as
    authorized -- either in some list (like when one designates certain sites
    from which one will allow popups), or as an attribute of the program.

    What's driving me crazy is that there doesn't seem to be any way at all to
    get Vista UAC to remember that I know this program! Does anyone know a way?


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    Steve Thackery Guest

    Default Re: Any way to get UAC to remember programs I've authorized?

    It's doing this because the program fails to comply with the XP (yes, XP,
    not Vista) programming guidelines, which were published years ago.

    Therefore the fault lies with the application, rather than Vista.

    The proper way to deal with this is to contact the vendor for an updated
    version which is Vista compatible. Otherwise you'll have to keep responding
    to the UAC prompt.

    SteveT


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    oscar Guest

    Default RE: Any way to get UAC to remember programs I've authorized?

    I don’t know what “certain” program that you’re using which makes Vista
    always ask for permission.

    But Vista asks permission every time I use Acronis, a backup tool, which has
    access to all of the hard drive folders and files.

    And this is why (according to MS):

    “A program might require administrator privileges to access important files
    used by Windows and settings that could affect all of the users of the
    computer. Having this type of access can make your computer more vulnerable
    to malicious software. For this reason, Windows will prompt you each time you
    run the program to make sure that you want to give the program administrator
    privileges to the computer. This helps stop unauthorized changes to your
    computer.”

    With UAC, Vista Security is more heavy-handed than the security on the very
    vulnerable XP.


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    "KO" wrote:

    > Every time I want to use a certain program that I use all the time
    > (book-writing software; I'm a writer), I get the message that an
    > unidentified program wants access to my computer. I tell it to allow the
    > program access: that I trust the program because I know where it's from or
    > I've used it before.
    >
    > I don't mind answering this once, for a program installed on my computer. I
    > wouldn't mind having to do it more than once, if I was repeatedly accessing
    > something on the web, rather than something installed on the computer. I
    > wouldn't mind having to go in and specifically designate the program as
    > authorized -- either in some list (like when one designates certain sites
    > from which one will allow popups), or as an attribute of the program.
    >
    > What's driving me crazy is that there doesn't seem to be any way at all to
    > get Vista UAC to remember that I know this program! Does anyone know a way?
    >
    >


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    Quote Originally Posted by KO View Post
    ... What's driving me crazy is that there doesn't seem to be any way at all to get Vista UAC to remember that I know this program! Does anyone know a way?
    There appears to be no way of making the UAC remember your preferences, but check here if you'd like to Disable UAC for certain applications only.

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    oscar Guest

    Default RE: Any way to get UAC to remember programs I've authorized?

    I don’t know what “certain” program that you’re using which makes Vista
    always ask for permission.

    But Vista asks permission every time I use Acronis, a backup tool, which has
    access to all of the hard drive folders and files.

    And this is why (according to MS):

    “A program might require administrator privileges to access important files
    used by Windows and settings that could affect all of the users of the
    computer. Having this type of access can make your computer more vulnerable
    to malicious software. For this reason, Windows will prompt you each time you
    run the program to make sure that you want to give the program administrator
    privileges to the computer. This helps stop unauthorized changes to your
    computer.”

    With UAC, Vista Security is more heavy-handed than the security on the very
    vulnerable XP.


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    oscar

    ....Right click is your best friend...


    "KO" wrote:

    > Every time I want to use a certain program that I use all the time
    > (book-writing software; I'm a writer), I get the message that an
    > unidentified program wants access to my computer. I tell it to allow the
    > program access: that I trust the program because I know where it's from or
    > I've used it before.
    >
    > I don't mind answering this once, for a program installed on my computer. I
    > wouldn't mind having to do it more than once, if I was repeatedly accessing
    > something on the web, rather than something installed on the computer. I
    > wouldn't mind having to go in and specifically designate the program as
    > authorized -- either in some list (like when one designates certain sites
    > from which one will allow popups), or as an attribute of the program.
    >
    > What's driving me crazy is that there doesn't seem to be any way at all to
    > get Vista UAC to remember that I know this program! Does anyone know a way?
    >
    >


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    DannyBoy Guest

    Default Re: Any way to get UAC to remember programs I've authorized?

    Dear Sir:

    I downloaded MAILWASHER (an e-mail screening application) onto my new
    Windows Visa computer and I am the ONLY user (so I am also the ADMINISTRATOR)
    on this computer. Recently, I have begun receiving a Windows error message
    AFTER I close MAILWASHER which is best described as follows:
    USER ACCOUNT CONTROL
    windows needs your permission to continue
    (details)
    Registry Editor
    Microsoft Windows

    This error message DID NOT appear until last week, and no, I have long since
    forgotten what changes I might have made at that time which would cause this
    error message to begin appearing.

    Currently, I simply click on CONTINUE and the application concludes its
    closing but I would like to terminate this error message if possible.

    I was impressed with your answer to someone else and felt you would know
    about this.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dan in Texas

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    I noticed if I right click on a desktop icon there is a check box for "Run this program as Administrator" under the compatibility tab. Wouldn't this make it run as admin every time I start the program?

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    UAC to tell you the truth slows down your PC for about 25&#37;.. it does nothing but reconfirm everything,... this is only useful when you have kids at home.. but totally useless..

    To turn this off for maximun computer performance you need to go to control panel the search UAC.. then click the option to turn it off.

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    I noticed if I right click on a desktop icon there is a check box for "Run this program as Administrator" under the compatibility tab. Wouldn't this make it run as admin every time I start the program?
    Yes, it allows you run any program as admin.It is useful when you are using guest account as you can install any program by just entering admin password.

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