Windows XP Professional UAC?

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
  I have a customer running XP Professional workstations all of whick exhibit the same annoying symptoms as Vista. Every time you double click on a program to run it you are asked if it is OK to run the program. This is XP not Vista. How do you turn the "User Access Control" off in XP? The are running IE7. Is that where it is comming from?
Question by:jimbecher
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    Do they have any other 3rd party security software installed?
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    Yea XP does not have a UAC type program included with it. There's probably 3rd party software doing that. I know Spybot Search and Destroy includes a "teatimer" module which prompts allow/deny for any registry change. That could be what's installed, or a multitude of other programs.
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    by:Brian Pringle
    Check to see if they have "Windows Defender" installed.  This presents similar dialog boxes.
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    Check the logs in Event Viewer for any clues...
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    Is it the "The publisher could not be verified" message?  If so it can be turned off.  Open gpedit.msc and browse to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Attachment Manager.  Add *.exe to the "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types" setting.
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    It was the Intranet setting in Internet Explorer

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