Creating a Windows 7 UAC Whitelist
One of the primary problems companies have is keeping employees productive. That can be tough if you use Windows 7 and have problems with the UAC (User Account Control). This operating system usually tries to prompt the user for each program it doesn’t like (and it doesn’t like a lot of them). It makes employees’ jobs harder because they’re constantly having to stop their thought process and click “yes” to the prompts.
At Comodo, we try to make things simpler. Our security management product can help make things a little easier because you can set up commands to allow company-specific programs and applications, so end users don’t have to be bothered with it. However, we know that some people prefer to try it alone, so you do have other options, including:
- Disabling the Windows UAC completely
- Use Task Scheduler to create a whitelist
- Whitelisting through a particular program
The first choice of disabling the Windows 7 UAC to create a whitelist is never a good idea. It doesn’t matter if you’re the most tech-savvy technician in the world because you’ll likely run into security problems. While our product can help prevent those, it does work in conjunction with the User Account Control to ensure maximum safety optimization.
The most recommended way to create a whitelist is to use task scheduler. There’s a small loophole that allows an elevated task to go through without the prompt. If background tasks must ask for permission first, the computer or device wouldn’t run as well, so this is an option.
You can also use the program “Elevate Me,” which is a helpful script that was written into the task scheduler, which allows you to remove the prompt for permission.