I have an app installation file in the form of an .exe, which brings up a User Account Control dialog in yellow when I try to run it.
However, I am unsure how to install the application so that it only applies to normal user accounts and not to my Local Account-Administrator. I am hoping to run the .exe installation and have the app installed exclusively for regular user accounts without the appearance of the yellow dialog. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Windows 10 is a versatile operating system that offers a range of features and functionalities that cater to the needs of different users. However, some applications may require specific permissions to run, which can be challenging when installing them on a system with multiple user accounts. In this blog post, we will explore how to install an app on Windows 10 that is only accessible to users with regular accounts.
Step 1: Create a new user account
To install an app that is only accessible to users with regular accounts, you need to create a new user account. This account will have limited privileges and will not have access to the administrative features of your system.
To create a new user account, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Start menu and select Settings.
2. Click on Accounts.
3. Click on Family & other users.
4. Click on Add someone else to this PC.
5. Enter the name and password for the new user account.
6. Click on Next.
7. Select the account type as Standard User.
8. Click on Finish.
Once you have created the new user account, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Install the app
To install the app, follow these steps:
1. Log in to the new user account that you created in Step 1.
2. Locate the app installation file in the form of an .exe.
3. Double-click on the .exe file to run it.
4. The User Account Control dialog box will appear. Click on Yes to proceed.
5. Follow the installation wizard to complete the installation process.
6. Once the installation is complete, log out of the new user account.
Step 3: Grant access to the app
To grant access to the app, follow these steps:
1. Log back in to your Local Account-Administrator.
2. Click on the Start menu and select Settings.
3. Click on Accounts.
4. Click on Family & other users.
5. Select the new user account that you created in Step 1.
6. Click on Change account type.
7. Select the account type as Standard User.
8. Click on OK.
Once you have completed these steps, the app will only be accessible to users with regular accounts and will not appear in the administrative features of your system.
In conclusion, installing an app on Windows 10 that is only accessible to users with regular accounts can be challenging, but it is possible. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can install the app and grant access to it exclusively for regular user accounts. This will ensure the security and integrity of your system while providing users with the necessary permissions to run the app.
To install an app on Windows 10 that is only accessible to users with regular accounts, you can follow these steps:
- Right-click on the installation file and select “Run as administrator”. This will allow you to install the app with administrative privileges.
- When the User Account Control (UAC) dialog appears, click “Yes” to allow the app to make changes to your system.
- Follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
- Once the app is installed, you can change its permissions to allow only regular users to access it. To do this, follow these steps:
- Right-click on the app’s shortcut and select “Properties”.
- In the Properties window, click on the “Security” tab.
- Click on “Edit” to change the permissions for the app.
- In the Permissions window, select the user or group that you want to give access to the app.
- Under “Permissions”, check the box next to “Read & Execute” to allow the user or group to run the app.
- Click “OK” to apply the changes and close the Permissions window.
- Click “Apply” and “OK” to close the Properties window.
This should allow you to install the app and set its permissions so that it is only accessible to users with regular accounts.
As a final thought, it’s important to note that installing an app with administrative privileges can potentially allow the app to make changes to your system that could affect the security and stability of your computer. It’s generally a good idea to only install apps that you trust and that come from a reputable source.
Additionally, it’s a good practice to only give users access to apps that they need to use for their work or personal tasks. This can help to prevent unauthorized changes or modifications to the system and reduce the risk of security vulnerabilities.
I hope this information was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions or need further assistance.
To avoid the display of UAC when running the application, you have the option of deactivating UAC for that application, which would result in it running with admin rights instead of user rights. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open Task Scheduler and create a new folder under “Task Scheduler Library” with a name of your choice.
- Select the new folder and create a task with a descriptive name. Enable the “Run with highest privileges” option and choose your OS under “Configure for.”
- Under the Actions tab, select “Start a program” and browse for your app’s .exe file (usually located in Program Files on your C: drive).
- If you’re using a laptop, deselect “Start the task only if the computer is on AC power” under the Conditions tab.
- Create a shortcut on your desktop and paste ‘C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /RUN /TN “Name of folder\Name of task”‘ into the text box.