Disabling UAC Approval for Specific Programs In Windows 10

I have programs that execute when I log into Windows 10 after start-up.  Each one generates a UAC warning, which is annoying.  Is there anyway to identify these specific programs to Windows 10 as being trusted and allowed to execute without the UAC dialog?

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Mike Kaufman

 

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If you go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Account Control Settings, you'll see the options.  There is no way to apply UAC selectively.

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Mike,

This is not possible. But you can use Task Scheduler to launch those programs, setting them to run "at logon" and with "highest privileges". You won't see the elevation dialog using this method.

See also:

If you want to run a program elevated on demand, check out this tip, using Schedtasks.exe

How To Run Programs Elevated Without UAC Prompt

ex-MVP (2003-2012) (Windows Client)

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Once again windows 10 cripples us.

Seems like user friendly is not in their vocab.

Gimme Win 7 any day.

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There is no way to apply UAC selectively.
I hope that Microsoft realizes how stupid and insecure this makes Windows.  In the past I could specify that certain programs could run without a warning.  In an attempt to make things more secure, Microsoft has removed this ability.  I can't live with constant messages about programs I run all the time, so I am forced to turn off ALL messages making my system much less secure.

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Come on Microsoft !? it's almost APRIL 2018!!?

This is such a security hole and known issue? lets get it plugged and make windows 10 more user capable with motivation to quit dumping the software for ubuntu installs.

EG: makes no since when the UAC pops up every time for software provided by mobo manufacturer and peripherals 

A simple root itemized auth per app will go a LONG WAY for the number of users wanting a secure & properly running "Purchased" OS.

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Come on Microsoft !? it's June 2018!!?

Please make it so that user can customise this based on the individual programmes.

Is it that difficult for you ?

Thanks

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I am a bit surprised to see all the answers stating "no, impossible". Just in case people still end up here after a search:

It has been possible for quite some time. There are multiple ways to do it, some involving only the Windows Task Scheduler and some involving external tools. Personally, I am using the Microsoft Compatibility Administrator to do what you were asking. You have to install it first, but it is at least an official MS program.

Refer e.g. to http://woshub.com/how-to-disable-uac-for-specific-applications/ in order to get a detailed description of how to enable a specific program to prevent the annoying UAC warnings.

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doesn't work on windows 10

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doesn't work on windows 10

I am using it successfully on Windows 10. Works for me with Microsoft Compatibility Administrator 64bit. Not sure what went wrong on your end since there is no description.

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Thank you for posting this, @Compat.  Just in the nick of time as it seems you posted this a few days ago with this thread has been open for two years and has not yet been locked down by the thread-locking nazis (or zombies?).

Why would you want to lock a thread, anyways?  This is a perfect example.  Two years later and someone has provided extremely valuable information.  I will never understand the mentality of wanting to reduce the amount of information that a community can provide.  Truly mindboggling.

ANYWAYS. 😂

If someone is having problems with installing this in Windows 10, make sure you install it from here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install

I was able to install the 1709 flavor on my 1803.

Worth noting: uncheck all the default boxes and tick the first one, which is the one that you need (Compatibility Administrator).

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