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Suppressing UAC prompt with Microsoft Compatibility Administrator

By Orthoducks ·
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I'm trying to use the Microsoft Compatibility Administrator to suppress the UAC prompt for a particular application as described in "Selectively disable UAC for your trusted Vista applications" at http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/selectively-disable-uac-for-your-trusted-vista-applications/. My system is Windows 7 Pro, not Vista, but I installed v5.6 of Administrator, which Microsoft's download page says is compatible with Windows 7.

The whole process works exactly as described, except that it has no effect. When I start the application, Windows opens the "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes...?" dialog, just as before.

The article says that Administrator saves the "database" I create to C:\Windows\System32 by default. In my case it defaulted to the directory that holds the program file that I want to start without UAC. That seemed like a more reasonable place to store the database, so I accepted it. I wondered whether the "database" might have to saved in C:\Windows\System32, so I created another one and stored it there, but it didn't do anything either.

If you have experience with this program, can you give me some advice on how to make it work?

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