Windows 8 UAC and Server domain issue
Posted on 2013-01-11
I have a problem with Windows 8 UAC.
A client has some golf club related applications on a number of client PCs with the data held in Windows server 2008. When the applications are run they ask to be run as administrator. This has not happened under XP or Windows 7 and the program developers have not changed this aspect of the applications.
The result of this is that in order to run the apps the user has to enter the server administrator user name and password (i.e. Administrator). Clearly not a good idea apart from being a nuisance.
I have tried moving the UAC slider down to the bottom level but since the user is logged on to the server domain UAC greys out the bottom two levels on the slider and says you have to be logged in as an administrator to change to these levels.
I have tried adding the users to the administrator group on the server via Active Directory but this has no effect.
Can anyone think of a way to get round this so as to get the slider down to the bottom but without disabling all the metro type apps (as per a registry tweak I found on the Internet)?
Or some other approach?