Windows Vista: why can't I bypass the UAC prompt?

Friday, 10 August 2007, 11:34 AM EST

The frequently asked question, "Why can't I bypass the UAC prompt?" is often accompanied by statements like one or more of the following:

* "We want our application to run elevated automatically without prompting the user."
* "I don't get why I can't authorize an application ONCE and be done with it."
* "Unix has setuid root which lets you run privileged programs securely."

The designers of Windows Vista's User Account Control expressly decided not to incorporate functionality like setuid/suid or sudo found in Unix and Unix-like OSes such as Mac OS X.

At the Vista security blog.

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