Disabling UAC for a specific program

25 Jun Disabling UAC for a specific program

How to run a program as a normal user without entering the admin password


  1. Download tool
  2.  install “Application Compatibility Tools” Only


  1. In the Start menu find the shortcut Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0\Compatibility Administrator. Right click it and click Run as administrator.
  2. In the left hand pane, right-click on the database under Custom Databases and select Create New, and select Application Fix.

Vista UAC Application Fix

  1. Enter the name and other details of the application you want to alter behavior on and then browse to it to select it. Click Next.
  2. Click Next until you are in the Compatibility Fixes screen. On the Compatibility Fixes screen, find the item RunAsInvoker, and check it. Click Next and then Finish.
  3. Select File -> Save As. Save the file as a filename.SDB type file in a directory you will easily find it. Then copy the <filename>.sdb file to the Vista computer you want to alter the elevation prompt behavior on.
  4. Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories. Right click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
  5. Run the command below:
    sdbinst <path>\<filename>.sdb
    For example, if you saved the .SDB file as abc.sdb in the c:\Windows folder, the command should be like this:
    sdbinst  c:\windows\abc.sdb
    It should prompt: Installation of <name> complete.

Vista UAC Command Prompt