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Windows 7 and program permissions

We are about to roll a bunch of systems with windows 7 pro on them. I am cringing over the amount of calls a day I am going to get whenever a user tries to do something and they get a message that they need admin rights. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to reduce the amount of calls whenever a user opens a program, etc.. that requires a system change and prompts them for elevated rights? Many of these computers will be in a computer lab setting, with different students logging in.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Rob Wesley

Could consider disabling UAC.



You need to do some testing. Any decent, normal program that is Windows 7 compatable will not require admin rights to run. See what will not run and then see if a proper version upgrade will solve the problem. Post back here if you have any issues on this front.

You should NOT disable UAC on a user machine - most especially for students (who, despite eductation, are a largely ignorant lot who think they know more than experienced people). With UAC disabled, the machines will be ruined in mere days requiring complete rebuilds.

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The program I am most concerned with, but I believe they can just cancel out of is Office 2010. A couple of systems I was working on, when I opened it the first time it asked how it should update the system, then it wanted a login of a user that has rights to change system settings.
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Rob Wesley

Oops missed the students part, sorry. For labs always implement GPO's to lock systems down. UAC prompts most often appear for java and adobe updates (those updating request can be isaled). Using WSUS would be recommended.


Thank you. I was pleased to assist and good luck going forward. ... Thinkpads_User