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  • Hello Everyone,
    I have developed an application that needs admin rights to execute. Running the application on Windows 7, the user always have to launch the application as "Run as Administrator" otherwise my application prompts the user that "you don't have administrative rights etc...". This is OK and understandable because of UAC in windows 7.

    To get rid that the user have to set the application as "Run as Administrator". I updated my application's "app.manifest" and set

    <requestedExecutionLevel level="highestAvailable" uiAccess="false" />

    Which done the job for me.

    But now, a security center symbol shield appears with my application's icon.
    Now my question is "Why this icon appears on my application, and what this icon indicates?"

    I tried marking an other of my application to "Always Run as Administrator"via windows but the same icon wouldn't appeared with that application.

    I want to understand the reasons and scenerios. Can any one help me in this regard.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Maverick.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:19 AM