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comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
Accepting this as it seems to be the most straightforward method, and I've (finally!) been able to verify it. Also has the very nice property of being trivially usable as a once-off command line (remove the outer " and then turn \" into ").
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comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
@ekaj Unfortunately not. However it's not especially relevant: UAC is triggered by a program asking for elevation during process creation (the usual way - as in this case - is with a manifest). Once a process is started, it cannot change its elevation status - no matter what restricted resources it tries to access.
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comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
@ekaj I only specified that after I found out that it wouldn't work ;)
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comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
James: Actually - it looks like you can - I've updated my question.
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comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
Disabling UAC is not what I am trying to achieve. Also: your description of how UAC works is correct only in a general sense. It's possible for a program to request UAC when it doesn't strictly need it. And UAC happens before a program starts - once its running, if it steps beyond its permissions, it will simply get permission-denied errors.
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