Windows UAC settings for DeskRoll

Start as admin function is convenient to ask for admin priviledges for a user account that does not have them. You ask once, and then they are retained throughout the session. Note that sometimes you may still see UAC screens (for example, when running system applications).

You may as well choose to work without using this function. Below we consider the cases when Start as admin can be used.

UAC is enabled

Start as admin is available and requires remote user's confirmation.

UAC is disabled

Start as Admin is inactive and not required to run programs.

User with admin permissions

Start as Admin is inactive and not required to run programs.

User without admin permissions

Start as Admin is available and requires remote user's confirmation. The following cases are the exceptions:

  1. UAC is turned off.
  2. DeskRoll app is run as admin on Windows XP.
  3. DeskRoll app is run under High integrity level (and UAC is turned on).