Bypass User Account Control (UAC) Prompts

October 10th, 2008

If you’re tired of being bothered by Windows Vista’s invasive User Account Control (UAC) prompts when attempting to run certain programs, then you’ll want to stop by TechRepublic’s IT Dojo and check out this video that shows you how to bypass those unwanted prompts.

Video: Bypass Windows Vista’s User Account Control (UAC) prompt

In the video, Bill Detwiler demonstrates how easy it is to use a Scheduled Task’s ability to bypass UAC prompts for running common programs from a shortcut on your desktop.

The idea is based off of a Greg Shultz’s article “Run UAC restricted programs without the UAC prompt” which utilizes the Task Scheduler to bypass UAC prompts by running programs at startup.

Hope you find this tip useful. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Bypass User Account Control (UAC) Prompts”

  1. Jim Magness Says:

    Have tried the “Bypass User Account Control (UAC) Prompts” but it does not work. When I click my new shortcut a window which looks like a cmd window appears very briefly then disappears and the program I need is not loaded.

    I have tried the tip several times without success. I’ve followed the instructions carefully to make sure it’s correct.

    I have Vista Home Premium x64. Please help. I’m tired of the UAC prompt

    Thanks,

  2. Windows Scripting Forums Says:

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