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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sat 15-Jan-11 12:10:05
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Latest version admin prompt


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The latest version of TBB Meter forces me to confirm as admin which I run it. Even if I force the shortcut to run as admin, it still prompts me. It didn't do this on the previous version (0.9.6.8 apparently). What's the best way to remove or avoid this added run check?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 16-Jan-11 13:39:33
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Re: Latest version admin prompt


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0.9.6.8 required admin (i.e. UAC rights) too, so what has changed at your end?

The tbbLoaderService installer is designed to ask for the admin rights when it is installed, and installs the service with appropriate rights,. which then runs tbbmeter.

What OS? And is tbbLoaderService present in the Services list?

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 16-Jan-11 14:10:07
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Re: Latest version admin prompt


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
0.9.6.8 required admin (i.e. UAC rights) too, so what has changed at your end?


Nothing that I know of. The .8 version did not prompt for admin confirm. The .9 version does.

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What OS? And is tbbLoaderService present in the Services list?


Vista x64 SP2. Yes it is present, and is set at Automatic.

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 16-Jan-11 14:19:40
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I took ownership of the shortcut, then the .exe, and then the containing folder (with all sub-folders and files), and have the .exe set to run as admin.

Still no joy. It still prompts. My user account is the Admin account btw. I suppose I could turn off UAC, but I'm not inclined to do this just to satisfy one app.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 16-Jan-11 14:48:02
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Have you given tbbLoaderService.exe admin priviledges?

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 16-Jan-11 15:16:55
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Hmmm.

What I have done is set the UAC 'administrators privileges' in secpol.msc to 'elevate', which basically doesn't prompt me (an admin) anymore. Not sure if I like that. It's not quite disabling UAC, but since I'm the only user, in one sense it is disabling it, but at the same time, as the only user (guest is disabled), is there a greater risk if the system is remotely compromised?

Fairly unlikely (touches wood), as I've got plenty of security on and around the system.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691%...

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 16-Jan-11 16:16:21
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In reply to a post by camieabz:
What I have done is set the UAC 'administrators privileges' in secpol.msc to 'elevate', which basically doesn't prompt me (an admin) anymore. Not sure if I like that. It's not quite disabling UAC, but since I'm the only user, in one sense it is disabling it, but at the same time, as the only user (guest is disabled), is there a greater risk if the system is remotely compromised?
Outside my ken frown.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 17-Jan-11 13:28:08
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So when you boot the machine tbbmeter should load with no need for the UAC prompt.

If you close it, and run it manually then UAC prompt is presented.

To avoid this - close tbbmeter and then to restart it,

net stop tbbLoaderService
then
net start tbbLoaderService

or do a restart of the service via Windows Services Control Panel

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