Disable UAC for certain applications

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If you are looking to disable UAC for certain applications in Windows, then follow this guide.


  • Right click Compatibility Administrator and click Run as administrator.
  • Right-click on the database under Custom Databases and select Create New, and select Application Fix.
  • 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.
  • Click Next until you are in the Compatibility Fixes screen.
  • Check RunAsInvoker.
  • Click Next and then Finish.
  • Select File and Save As. Save the file as a app.SDB type file in a directory you will easily find it.
  • Navigate to Start Menu, Right click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
  • Run the following command at the prompt:
sdbinst <path>\app.sdb

Where <path> is the location where you have saved the app.sdb file. For example, if you saved the .SDB file as app.sdb in the c:\Windows folder, the command should be like this:

sdbinst  c:\windows\app.sdb


  • You should now get a confirmatory message.
  • You’re done, Windows will no longer prompt you with the UAC everytime you open your favorite app.


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