UAC everytime I run an application

I have installed an application, just like any other application I have been installing, this particular application keep asking for admin credentials to start. User doesn't have admin credentials.

If anyone has seen this issue, please let me me know.

Cheers,
MJ
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Some applications do this (Comm View, Radmin and others).  What is the specific application?
M JIT Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
This is called "Curve Direct Application" . Cheers,
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Curve Direct is by Schneider Electric. It works with device tripping curves.  

Have you asked Schneider Support?  

An old UPS app from them required admin credentials to run. They may have a manifest file to allow standard users.
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M JIT Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks John, I will contact them and see if they can help with this. We always have work around but I found it tricky to use them e.g. task scheduler and other scripts, which is available on internet.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you try to start it with Task Scheduler, you need to run with elevated permissions. That does not always work depending on the application.
McKnifeCommented:
If the application is interactive (and not command-line-driven) and it requires administrative rights, there is no workaround for a non-admin. Task scheduler or whatever tool are no help, then.
Ask Schneider support.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
You could use a tool such as RunAsSpc to create a shortcut that automatically has saved credentials for administrator so that users can start application
http://www.robotronic.de/runasspcEn.html
McKnifeCommented:
Yes, if security implications don't matter.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
If vendor does not provide a solution (they probably won't) it is the lesser of two evils (the other being granting users admins rights), won't you say?

Alternatively the applications needs to be shim'ed
McKnifeCommented:
Shimming does not help unless the app only says it needs those privileges (set in the manifest), but doesn't really need it.
The lesser of two evils? Well, it is the same, you can break out too easily.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the vendor requires admin approval (as some of mine do) then just live with the UAC Authentication. Easy to do.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
The lesser of two evils? Well, it is the same, you can break out too easily.
Of course it is. One is explicit and one needs to be obtained. Most users won't even know how
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
If the vendor requires admin approval (as some of mine do) then just live with the UAC Authentication. Easy to do.
Users do not have admin or admin password
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You would have to provide this if users need to run it. It was a specialized application.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
And shimming can help is elevation is due to an access right to a resource that can be addressed
McKnifeCommented:
We live in a time where security awareness is rising.
Recommending runasspc or the like should only be done if you mention all security related implications. That is all I am saying.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If security is important to you (it should be) and you do not want to give access (you well may not), then make a Virtual Machine for this application for those (few) users that need to run it.

Or provide a special machine for this application that all users use for this application.
M JIT Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone. I have contacted Schneider Electric if they can help me. Ultimately, I am considering this process - https://www.maketecheasier.com/standard-users-run-program-admin-rights/

Many thanks for your comments guys.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Rather use RunAsSpc  because RunAs /savecred can be used for any application
McKnifeCommented:
M J, that ("/savecred" from your link) would be the worst solution, right behind making the user himself admin. Don't.
M JIT Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
@Shaun and McKnife - Amazing guys. Thank you. Also Scheneider came back to me, saying they have got new application which does same thing and works with new OS with admin issues. :)

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Consider then, as I suggested, a virtual machine or a separate Lab computer.
M JIT Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
there were no near perfect answer so I went to vendor to find out about it. They do not support that application and that won't work on new OS. so had to use new online tool they have created for this purpose. However it is very slow.
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