UAC in Vista Home Premium (hmm... no secpol.msc)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Ruben, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    From what I have read, secpol.msc does not exist in vista home premium. I
    would really like to set certain programs to be "elevated without prompting"
    so that I do not have to see the prompt every time, but all the help files
    point me to secpol.msc. I have read about ways to do this, but I would really
    like to avoid directly messing with the registry. Has Microsoft released
    anything to help with this problem and I just cannot find it? If not, are
    they planning on fixing this?
    Ruben, Jun 17, 2007
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  2. Ruben

    brink Guest

    Hi Ruben,

    Here's how:
    1. Right click on the program you want to elevate.
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Click Compatibility tab.
    4. Check "Run this program as an administrator".
    5. Click OK to apply.

    You might also check this link out. It will show you how to see a list
    of programs that you are using compatibility mode on and what they are
    set on.

    Hope this helps,


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
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    brink, Jun 17, 2007
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  3. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    Hmmm... Maybe I need to rephrase my question...
    I allready marked the programs to "Run this program as Administrator"
    (although the place the information in the link is good to know)... What I am
    really trying to do is to get UAC to not ask me if I am sure I want to run a
    program because it says "An unidentified program wants access to your
    computer." And i am really interested to know if microsoft has (or is working
    on) a "secpol.msc" or an equvilent so I can easily change the behavoir of UAC
    without just turning it off.
    Ruben, Jun 18, 2007
  4. Ruben

    brink Guest


    You can go to this link and scroll down a bit and do this section:

    Instead of turning UAC off completely, this way acts like the group
    policy in Vista Ultimate by "elevating priviledge without prompting".
    It leaves UAC on for Protected mode in IE7 and for Standard user
    accounts, but it will no longer ask you (Administrator account) another
    "CONTINUE" question again. Unless of course you reverse this.

    Hope this helps,


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
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    brink, Jun 18, 2007
  5. Ruben

    kurtiscragun Guest

    google "dtweak" it will disable this with one click as well as allow you to
    customize vista loads eaiser.
    kurtiscragun, Jun 18, 2007
  6. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    As it says in my previous post, I do NOT wish to disable UAC.
    Also, I am not getting a "CONTINUE" question... I am getting a
    "Allow/Cancel" message...
    Ruben, Jun 18, 2007
  7. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    As it says in my previous post, I do NOT wish to disable UAC... I just want
    to make exceptions for my commonly used programs...
    Also, I am not getting a "CONTINUE" question... I am getting a
    "Allow/Cancel" message...
    Ruben, Jun 18, 2007
  8. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    Although dtweak is really cool, it has an all encompasing message silencer...
    I would like to be able to silence messages for specific programs. I am
    getting the feeling like nothing exists that can do this (I am not even sure
    if secpol.msc can do this because I dont have it... can someone confirm
    this?)... mostly I am just really annoyed that the help files point me to a
    program that doesnt exist. Did they just forget to add it?... Were they not
    able to get it to work properly on premium so they just left it out?!! (O...
    and please let me know if you think this post belongs in another section... I
    wasnt sure which category to put it under)
    Ruben, Jun 18, 2007
  9. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    Umm... When I posted this message there was an error... so it is
    incomplete... please read the complete one...
    Ruben, Jun 18, 2007
  10. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    O... and the second link is kinda useless to me because I am not on vista
    Ruben, Jun 18, 2007
  11. Ruben

    Dave R. Guest

    seccpol.msc can't do it on a per-program basis either. It is all or
    No, it is one of their (in my opinion, misguided) artificially
    introduced "differences" between the Home and non-Home versions of
    Vista. Their thinking is apparently that no Home user would ever need
    to adjust security policies (or use group policies, or join a domain,
    etc.). Rubbish.


    Dave R., Jun 18, 2007
  12. Ruben

    Jon Guest

    *Officially* there is no secpol.msc in Home Premium. This is true.
    Jon, Jun 18, 2007
  13. Ruben

    Spirit Guest

    Spirit, Jun 19, 2007
  14. Ruben

    Ruben Guest

    Thank you everyone for the information! =)

    (I still think UAC should be a bit more customizable though...)
    Ruben, Jun 19, 2007
  15. Ruben

    pRose_DC Guest

    'Disable Annoying Vista UAC popups with TweakUAC (free!)'
    The above link claims to have the answer but I don't want to fill my PC
    with more apps, I'd rather have the OS answer. Like you I run Home
    Premium. I imagine that this is how MS will get a number of users to
    upgrade. It's worth a few bucks to be rid of the annoyance, I imagine,
    is the reasoning. Seems wrong to me. I'd like to avoid the prompt when
    using familiar programs such as Yahoo Messenger and adobe products. I
    hope someone can answer honestly if the annoyance can be avoided with
    Home Premium without the upgrade and without a third party application.
    pRose_DC, Dec 14, 2007
  16. Ruben

    brink Guest

    Hi pRose_DC,

    Welcome to the forum. :party:

    That program elevates the Adminstrator privilege. This tutorial will
    show you how to do this for Vista Home Premium in Method Two without any
    3rd party programs.



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Dec 14, 2007
  17. Ruben

    Niggiebro Guest

    If you haven't already done so... *there is another way! ! !*

    Click on the old Vista Start Logo > All Programs > Accessories >
    Command Prompt, and right click on the Command Prompt and select "Run As
    Administrator", then click to open, then type: net user administrator
    /active:yes then "Enter", then type: exit to close Command Prompt.

    Now log off and login as Administrator and that's it you'll have all
    the Administrator promissions without all that annoying popup. PLus the
    UAC is still enabled, just that now you have *FULL CONTROL!*

    It may be a real good idea at this time to rename and set a password to
    the Administrator account to what ever you like and delete that old
    account you setup with!

    Real easy and so much for disabling the Administrator Account! ;)
    Niggiebro, Dec 19, 2007
  18. Ruben

    securify Guest

    I really appreciate all the discussion here, especially some really
    efficient postings by Shawn. But can someone please answer my concern
    here ?

    I am a Vista x64 home premium user. It is also true that I can disable
    all my UAC annoyances very easily as described here in the forum several
    times. But it is also true that as of now, I cannot access secpol.msc
    and can't monitor my local security policy :cry:. This is a part of some
    weird microsoft differentiation. Why is that so ?

    Let's get specific :geek:. For example - I want to actually see how
    the domain in my policy is acting. Let's say I wanna change the "UAC:
    Behavior of elevation prompt for standard users" policy.

    How would I do that without secpol.msc ? Is there a tweak which allows
    me to access the "local security policy" without actually messing up
    with the registry ?

    Really appreciate your reply.
    securify, Feb 14, 2010
  19. You've got Vista 64 Home Premium joined to a domain?
    FromTheRafters, Feb 14, 2010
  20. FromTheRafters, Feb 14, 2010
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