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By: Steven James       
Date: Jun 08,2019 at 22:32
In Response to: [Help!] Skip UAC Running ZTW (Admin)? (Liviu)

> > 4) No, I have not used Task Scheduler to whitelist ZTW (although I
> have used
> > that method for a couple of other programs. ...I may be forced to go
> that route).
>
> At this point I am becoming curious what method you did in fact use,
> since there aren't that many ways to bypass the UAC prompt.
>
> It can also be done with "shims" (see e.g. href=https://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/08/get-rid-of-uac-prompts-with-microsofts-application-compatibility-toolkit/>https://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/08/get-rid-of-uac-prompts-with-microsofts-application-compatibility-toolkit/)
> but that requires the ACT which you'd probably remember having had to
> install.
>
> Cheers,
> Liviu

Liviu,

Well, this is something. It appears that I've overlooked quite a bit (for how long, I do not know). First, I must admit that I'm not a Windows administrator (by hobby or profession). So here is what I did: I adjusted the User Account Control settings to each level (they were initially set to Default -- the second highest level [3 = Highest, 0 = None]). I then successively opened a range of applications as Administrator (i.e. Run As Admin).

NONE of them prompted me with a UAC dialog irrespective of level. I then launched several other applications: 1) as merely User, and 2) as Administrator. Nothing. Finally, I opened the file location for ZTreeWin (ZTW.EXE and ZTW64.EXE) and ran them 1) as User, and 2) as Admin. I did the same with the Console or CMD. No UAC prompts.

I am at a loss to explain this behavior. My preference has generally been to sacrifice convenience at the expense of security, but not ridiculously so. Thus, my choice of 2 for the default setting. Until now, I have not noticed this UAC behavior (not prompting me at elevated privilege). So, I'm as confused about this as anyone. As I said, I'm not an expert at UAC or other administrative features, but I suspect there is another setting somewhere that is circumventing the UAC setting entirely. Other than that, your guess is as good (or likely much better) than mine.

Thank you for the ghacks.net link. This should resolve my initial request for a fix to skip Windows 10 UAC prompts.

SJ

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