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Why isn't Max trusted by the UAC in windows 7?
show user profile  Nanne
I've just installed 3ds Max Design 2011 on my new work machine with Windows 7.

I'm logged in as a Administrator and have the UAC set to Default level (even tried with one step below). I have altered the properties of the Max short cut to "Run as a Administrator" on two places. In the General Tab for the short cut there is a button named Advanced... that pops up a window with this option and also in the Compatibility Tab there is also one option for Always run as a Administrator. So booth of them are enabled. But still, every time I start Max the UAC window pops up asking me if I want to run this untrusted software from a unknown publisher. And I have to press Yes or No, but there is no password or so, I guess that's because I'm already logged in as an administrator. But it's annoying to have to confirm the start-up of Max EVERY SINGLE TIME! How do I stop this?

The thing is that I also have Autodesk Composite installed, and the UAC just accepted it right away, I didn't have to change anything there, and it does not have that little blue/yellow shield icon on in the task bar either, Max has. Photoshop was also trusted right away, no fuss. IZArc had the shield in the beginning but after telling it to always run as a Administrator the shield went away.

How to I get UAC on win 7 to trust 3ds Max Design 2011?

Cheers mates!

Kristoffer Helander
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2/8/2011 2:31:46 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 2:33:13 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
because it's EVIL ?

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2/8/2011 2:33:41 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 2:33:41 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Odd, I don't get that on my win7 64 machines in the office.

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2/8/2011 2:52:06 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 2:52:06 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
yes, evil... so very evil... :P

Lucky you Nik! ;) I don't understand it myself... bummer.

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2/8/2011 3:05:24 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 3:05:24 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
We are on a domain though, which handles user permissions. That could be the difference.

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2/8/2011 3:10:55 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 3:10:55 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
Sounds possible. I'm running a stand-alone licence on a separate machine. But still... should be able to fix this some how?

Kristoffer Helander
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2/8/2011 3:46:46 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 3:46:46 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
I have experienced this myself with certain programs (League of Legends for one).

I have not been able to find a proper fix, only some workarounds with having Task-Scheduler run the programs as Admin, which seems kinda nuts.. I haven't spent a lot of time looking for a proper solution though.

Here is the task thing I was talking about:

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2/8/2011 3:48:32 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 3:48:32 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
just turn off uac?

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2/8/2011 4:53:17 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 4:53:17 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
Hehe, yes that is kinda nuts! But thanks, I might try it some day. For now I have disabled the UAC and restarted my computer. The shield icon is now gone and Max starts without annoying messages.

I love Microsoft's paranoid security systems that are so annoying and makes your computer almost useless so you have to turn them off... how secure is that, really :P

Kristoffer Helander
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2/8/2011 4:54:01 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 4:55:49 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
UAC us a great tool. Temporary raising of permissions. It's a great idea from a security standpoint.

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2/8/2011 4:57:41 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 4:57:41 PM)
show user profile  hiostu
UAC doesn't work in a way that it trusts or distrusts certain applications. The need to use elevated permissions is based on the actions a program want's to perform. For example write to a secured location (ie root of the C-Drive), or when it needs to write to the registry (reading is ok).

Maybe you changed something in the configuration to where the cache is stored or temp files are stored and pointed it to a secured location on the drive.

Also if Max isn't signed it could be for a couple of reasons (don't have max installed so I can't try them all)
1: Autodesk didn't sign the executable
2: You are using an altered executable which is not signed (not legal source)
3: Faulty executable
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2/8/2011 5:24:13 PM (last edit: 2/8/2011 5:26:18 PM)
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