WACK should be able to work as standard account followed by elevation RRS feed

  • Question

  • WACK team: there seems to be a bug with running WACK as a standard account. Following principle of least privilege, it should be able to work from standard account -> elevated, instead of needing administrator account -> elevated.

    I have seen this many times in Win8 WACK2.2 and Win 8.1 WACK 3.0.



    Tuesday, August 6, 2013 8:02 AM

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  • Hi Endorsay,

    Can you tell us to which step your WACK not working? Below are the steps for using the WACK. Or do you mean by a normal user account, WACK is not working at all.

    1. From the Start menu, search Apps, find Windows Kits, and click Windows App Cert Kit.

    2. From the Windows App Cert Kit, select the category of validation you would like to perform. For example: If you are validating a Windows Store app, select Validate a Windows Store app.

      The Windows App Certification Kit lists the most commonly used Windows Store apps that you have deployed on your computer. If the app that you want to test is not listed in the list, you can click on "My app isn’t listed." to retrieve a comprehensive list of all the apps that are on your system.

    3. Pick the Windows Store app you want to test, and then click Next.

    4. From the next screen, select the tests you want to run on your Windows store app and click Next.

      The Windows App Certification Kit begins validating the app.

    5. At the prompt after the test, enter the path to the folder where you want to save the test report.

      The Windows App Certification Kit creates an HTML along with an XML report and saves it in this folder.

    6. Open the report file and review the results of the test.

    Best Regards,

    James He
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Develop and promote your apps in Windows Store
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    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:23 AM
  • Yes, a Standard non-Administrator, normal user account, WACK is not working at all.  Have you been able to try?


    • Edited by Endorsay Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:29 PM
    Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:27 PM
  • Hi Endorsay,

    Yes, after the reply I tried with normal user account, it really happens, and there are lots of user meet such issue. But in the document it does not mention any privilege issue, I will trying to find out if there need to be some configuration(maybe it will use some admin tools?) or I will note down this issue as a bug.

    Best Regards,


    MSDN Community Support

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    • Marked as answer by Jamles HezModerator Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:29 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Endorsay Sunday, September 29, 2013 6:18 AM
    Monday, September 23, 2013 1:18 AM
  • Thanks James, please let them know.

    Even if it uses admin tools, it should start working as soon as we enter admin password: that's the whole point of elevation.


    Monday, September 23, 2013 10:20 AM
  • James please only mark answer when fixed



    Sunday, September 29, 2013 6:18 AM