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#1 Justa

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 09:08 AM

I have installed ERUNT to autorun on my Windows 7 laptop. Reading the ERUNT README.TXT the UAC slider control in Windows 7 must be set to the lowest position for ERUNT to autorun each day. I have confirmed this on my machine.

Are there any work arounds so ERUNT will run automatically with the slider control not set to the lowest position?

How significant are the risks running Windows 7 with the UAC in the lowest position? I am not really concerned about saving me from my own errors but am more concerned about the aspect of a malicious program being able to run with the screen not blacking out.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

You can try the following: Creating a ERUNT Service so that you do not need to have UAC Set low.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:45 PM

You can set ERUNT.EXE, which you would find in %PROGRAMFILES%\ERUNT\ERUNT.EXE or similar folder, to always run in the Administrator mode bypassing the UAC prompt.

How to set a program to always in the Administrator mode
Making an application to always run elevated

Edited by Romeo29, 21 October 2010 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for the help.

I tried Romero's suggestion. I set all the executables in the %PROGRAMFILES (x86)\ERUNT\ folder and the shortcut in the start up folder to run as an administrator. With the UAC in the default setting (second highest) ERUNT now runs flawlessly in the manual mode but it still does not autorun upon start up each day. Any ideas?

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:52 PM

You can try the following: Creating a ERUNT Service so that you do not need to have UAC Set low.



Thanks for the help.

I tried Romero's suggestion. I set all the executables in the %PROGRAMFILES (x86)\ERUNT\ folder and the shortcut in the start up folder to run as an administrator. With the UAC in the default setting (second highest) ERUNT now runs flawlessly in the manual mode but it still does not autorun upon start up each day. Any ideas?



Try my suggestion above.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:48 AM

Cryptodan,

Thanks for your suggestion. It appears that the the required files (Srvinstw.exe, sc.exe) are included with the Windows 7 publication "Resource Kit" that sells for $69 which I can't currently afford. Am I correct in that the required excutables must be purchased as part of the "Resource Kit"?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

sc.exe comes with Windows 7.

Assuming you have ERUNT installed in C:\erunt\erunt.exe give this command :
sc create ERUNT start= auto binPath= "c:\erunt\erunt.exe" DisplayName= "ERUNT Service"

The command should be given in an elevated command prompt.

Edited by Romeo29, 26 October 2010 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:45 PM

Use Task Scheduler

Automatically Backup your Windows 7/Vista Registry daily using ERUNT

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:19 PM

Thank You RedDawn! Success!! :huh:

I tried your suggestion since I was somewhat familiar with scheduling tasks. Following the instructions in the link you provided and rebooting resulted in a successful creation of the Autobackup folder with the registry hives.

The screen shot of the arguements for item 9 cut off the last command in the instruction provided in the link. Clicking on the text allowed me to scroll to the right to view the all the arguements.

The entire line of item 9 should read:
%SystemRoot%\ERDNT\AutoBackup\#Date# sysreg otherusers /noconfirmdelete /noprogresswindow

Many thanks to RedDawn, Cryptodan and Romeo29 for the help.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:25 PM

Glad to help!

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