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  1. #1


    GADOI Guest

    unidentified program wants access to your computer

    Hello:
    This seems to indicate that perhaps there is a way to allow identified
    programs to access the computer.
    After all, Microsoft Office suite does not trigger the UAC and it
    read-writes to registry, etc...
    So, what is available to allow Vista the "Identify" my program as safe,
    leaving UAC alon.
    Thanks
    T


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  2. #2


    Charlie42 Guest

    Re: unidentified program wants access to your computer

    "GADOI" <support@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > This seems to indicate that perhaps there is a way to allow identified
    > programs to access the computer.
    > After all, Microsoft Office suite does not trigger the UAC and it
    > read-writes to registry, etc...
    > So, what is available to allow Vista the "Identify" my program as safe,
    > leaving UAC alon.
    You do not tell us when or how you get this message, but perhaps it is when
    you install software, or run an application that requires administrator
    privileges?

    Windows Vista will give you such a message when a program is not digitally
    signed by the developer (software company). There is not much you can do
    about it. If you run the software deliberately, and know it to be safe
    yourself, then you can ignore the message and proceed.

    Charlie42


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  3. #3


    GADOI Guest

    Re: unidentified program wants access to your computer

    I solved this issue by digitally signing the application:
    (https://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/Sh...81949&SiteID=1)

    Now I am working with the UAC "a program needs your permission to continue"
    This is when I first click on it to run. It seems like eventhough I do want
    to know when apps run at administrative level, I do not want/need to know if
    and when it is an app I created or I distribute for my company. So there
    should be a way to let UAC know this is an "OK" app to run at that level...
    then perhaps not.

    Thanks






    "Charlie42" <Charlie42@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2452C12F-9CE7-4D68-AD9A-AA37337DA495@xxxxxx

    > "GADOI" <support@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >> This seems to indicate that perhaps there is a way to allow identified
    >> programs to access the computer.
    >> After all, Microsoft Office suite does not trigger the UAC and it
    >> read-writes to registry, etc...
    >> So, what is available to allow Vista the "Identify" my program as safe,
    >> leaving UAC alon.
    >
    > You do not tell us when or how you get this message, but perhaps it is
    > when you install software, or run an application that requires
    > administrator privileges?
    >
    > Windows Vista will give you such a message when a program is not digitally
    > signed by the developer (software company). There is not much you can do
    > about it. If you run the software deliberately, and know it to be safe
    > yourself, then you can ignore the message and proceed.
    >
    > Charlie42

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  4. #4


    Charlie42 Guest

    Re: unidentified program wants access to your computer

    "GADOI" <support@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >I solved this issue by digitally signing the application:
    > (https://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/Sh...81949&SiteID=1)
    Sorry, I didn't realize you were asking as a developer.

    > Now I am working with the UAC "a program needs your permission to
    > continue"
    > This is when I first click on it to run. It seems like eventhough I do
    > want to know when apps run at administrative level, I do not want/need to
    > know if and when it is an app I created or I distribute for my company.
    > So there should be a way to let UAC know this is an "OK" app to run at
    > that level... then perhaps not.
    The consent prompt is displayed when your application attempts to perform
    some admin task. Since the introduction of UAC, writing apps that require
    the least possible user rights, has become increasingly important. Take a
    look on the Windows help file for further information, then head back over
    to MSDN and the Developer Forums. I can perhaps help you with tweaking
    Vista's UAC, but when it comes to developing software that complies with UAC
    requirements, you'll find far better help at MSDN.

    The Windows Help file:
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo.../Top10Wave.exe


    Charlie42


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  5. #5


    Charlie42 Guest

    Re: unidentified program wants access to your computer

    Sorry, one link missing in my previous post (development requirements for
    UAC):
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Charlie42


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