How do you get Vista UAC to always trust software when you start it

How do you get Vista UAC to always trust software when you start it?  Everytime I start Dreamweaver I have to allow it.  Is there a way to put certain programs in some type of "Trusted" environment?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Have you tried creating/using a shortcut for Dreamweaver, right clicking it, and on the Compatibility tab, putting a check mark next to Run this program as an Administrator?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I just did. Same results
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vihunterCommented:
Go to Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Turn User Account Control On or Off

Uncheck the 'Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer'

Restart.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I've read that turning off UAC is not safe.  However, I have Norton 360, so will it be ok to turn off?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
This Microsoft page gives some general information about the new Vista feature called User Account Control:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/useraccountcontrol.mspx
Windows Vista: Features Explained: User Account Control

A brief quotation from that page:

User Account Control has been added to the Vista feature list in order to increase security by limiting the damage that can be introduced into the system by malware or by inadvertent mistakes made by users.  Malware in the past have been able to take advantage of system level privileges to damage files, change system configurations, or transmit data outside the network.


You should NOT turn off UAC.  That is one of the primary features that protects your OS from viruses, trojans, and other malware.  In the more than 2 years that I've had Vista, I have never been troubled by these dangerous pests, but back when I had XP, I was always getting infected no matter how careful my surfing and downloading habits were.  And the situation gets worse every day...

Instead, do as I do, which is use this free program:

http://www.tweak-uac.com/what-is-tweak-uac/

What is TweakUAC?
TweakUAC(TM) is a free software tool that you can use to quickly turn UAC (User Account Control of Windows Vista) on or off, or to make UAC operate in the quiet mode:

Using TweakUAC is extremely easy: just download and run it, then select the desired option on its window and press OK:

Turn UAC off
This option turns UAC off completely. If this is what you want, select this option, press OK, restart the computer, and you wont see the elevation prompts anymore. Windows Vista will operate pretty much like Windows XP does when you login to its administrators account.

Switch UAC to the quiet mode
This option does not turn off UAC; instead, it only makes UAC to operate in the quiet mode. In the quiet mode, UAC does not display the elevation prompts for the administrators. That is, when you attempt to do an administrative task, you will be allowed to proceed automatically, without prompting you to confirm the operation. All other features of UAC would still be enabled: the programs will run with the standard user permissions by default, and the standard users will still see the elevation prompts (the quiet mode applies to the administrator accounts only).

Leave UAC on
If you have previously turned UAC off or switched it to operate in the quiet mode, you can use this option to restore the original behavior of UAC.

Note that if you turn UAC off or switch it to operate in the quiet mode, Vista starts displaying a warning message in its taskbar. You can turn that message off, though: double-click on the shield icon in the taskbar to open Windows Security Center. Then click on the Change the way Security Center alerts me link, in the left panel. Finally, choose one of the Dont notify me options.

Note also that if you have used the Local Security Policy tool of Windows Vista to change the advanced configuration options of UAC, they will not be affected by TweakUAC; you would have to use the Local Security Policy tool to modify them.
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vihunterCommented:
Lee, I respect your point, but Microsoft says and does lot of things, but nothing seems to stop vulnerabilities.

I have disabled UAC since SP 1 with no problems.  Just make sure, as usual, your AV, Spyware, Malware detection system is up to date.  A good IDS is good too.

It's a personal choice, but if you're knowledgeable on protecting your system, the UAC is annoyance that far outweighs the benefits that can be provided elsewhere.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I respect different opinions, however, I think I'll side with Lee and try tweak-uac.  I'll leave this open for a few days to test it.

Thanks to both of you.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
jrsitman, how is the testing going?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
tweak-uac worked perfect.  Thanks
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
To Lee:
When my computer boots it states the UAC is off.  I have Twear-uac in quiet mode. Is this the way it should respond?
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