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Knightmare
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5 days ago
Knightmare
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This is happening to me lately. Even though I select to run the regular SyMenu.exe file, the program is running in the Elevate/Admin Mode. I have the program saved on a flash drive for backup purposes; recently, my computer crashed due to a graphics driver update. I copied the SyMenu folder from my flash drive onto my local drive and now when I run the SyMenu.exe, it runs in Admin Mode. I will say that when my computer crashed, I made the decision to login with my Microsoft account, whereas before I was using a local account. Would that change how SyMenu runs?
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Gianluca
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4 days ago
Gianluca
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SyMenu can run in elevated mode in two cases:
1) the user asks the elevated mode explicitly
2) the user executes SyMenu from a program that is already in elevated mode.
If you are working with an elevated user, and probably the MS account is configured this way, everything you execute will inherit this mode, even SyMenu.
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Knightmare
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3 days ago
Knightmare
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Gianluca wrote:
SyMenu can run in elevated mode in two cases:
1) the user asks the elevated mode explicitly
2) the user executes SyMenu from a program that is already in elevated mode.
If you are working with an elevated user, and probably the MS account is configured this way, everything you execute will inherit this mode, even SyMenu.

...Well crap. It hasn't caused an issue so far, but I do remember reading that some apps might misbehave running under an elevated state.
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Gianluca
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3 days ago
Gianluca
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Luckly SyMenu alerts you with the little shield when is running in elevated mode.
Anyway find the app that launches SyMenu and you'll have your offender.
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Knightmare
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1 days ago
Knightmare
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Gianluca wrote:
Luckly SyMenu alerts you with the little shield when is running in elevated mode.
Anyway find the app that launches SyMenu and you'll have your offender.

I knew about the shield; that's how I knew it was in elevated mode. What do you mean the app that launches SyMenu? I thought Explorer.exe launched all of the apps/programs.
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1 days ago
Gianluca
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It depends.


In my case I use an explorer replacement (Unreal Commander) but you can launch an executable from a command shell, from a vb script, from a scheduled task, from a program launcher, from a macro, or even from an open file/save file dialog.

In every case the executable inherits the elevation level from the launcher.

Explorer.exe is not essential to Windows to correctly work. If you want to experiment, try to open an explorer replacement program and kill the process Explorer.exe. Nothing will change in Windows except for the disappearance of your desktop and start menu.
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