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User Account Control Issues


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#1 usasma

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:39 AM

Does anyone know of a method to approve apps to pass User Access Control?

I use Thunderbird for my email. Each time I open it, UAC prompts me for permission. Is there any way to grant permission to individual apps without shutting down UAC altogether? I've researched enough to think that it may be possible - but I'm still unsure of the exact "how".

I've eliminated the UAC prompt at the wife's office by adding the UNC path (to their file server) to the Intranet sites in IE7. But this doesn't seem to work with local files on my home system. It may be a case of my screwing up the syntax tho'.

Any suggestions?
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:26 PM

I seen several statements to the fact that there is no way to white-list a program for UAC:

The reason UAC doesn't allow "blessing" of an executable is becuase it would allow lower-privileged applications to start blessed higher-privileged applications and abuse them. Imagine the (likely) common case of a user blessing a command prompt to always run as administrator. A lower-privileged application could thus start the always-trusted command prompt and use it to elevate its privilege level and abuse the system.

There should be some way to modify certain paths or actions to not need admin privileges but I do not know how.
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