Running as a LUA

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by smity, May 14, 2008.

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  1. smity

    smity Registered Member

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    Hi

    My first visit here. I happened to stumble across the the LUA/SuRun threads a short while back see:

    (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1185641#post1185641)

    and was impressed enough to set up my system accordingly. I am now checking that all is set up correctly on my PC and have just run AccessEnum (very useful)

    I have discovered that I have a couple of applications that broke the rules when installed as regards not allowing Write permission to C:\Program Files and C:\Windows

    For instance I have a USB TV Stick App from Pinnacle that gives Everyone full Control over the following folders / files

    C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Mediacenter
    C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files

    I thought this would blow a great big hole in my security but after copying another .exe to these folders I found to my surprise that I still could not execute it due to the SRP kicking in Whilst this is what I would like I cannot understand why this app refuses to execute when those that are already here run properly (As I understand the SRP as given in the above threads gives execute permission only to C:\Program Files and C:\Windows)

    So how important is it for me to try and fix these permissions (if that is possible to still keep the program running properly. I am having a few problems with it as an LUA anyway at the moment) and does it matter anyway with the SRP in place

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  2. solcroft

    solcroft Registered Member

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    Have you tried right-clicking the program and choosing "Run as"?
     
  3. smity

    smity Registered Member

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    If I Rtclick and Run As I get 2 options

    1) Administrator. This runs OK after I enter Admin password

    2. Current User (LUA). This does not allow the program to run However I do have 2 options determined by a check box which says Protect my computer and data from unauthorised program activity With it checked I get 'Can not create temp folder archive but with it deselected the SRP prevents it opening properly as originally described

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  4. Dogbiscuit

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    Has Pinnicle tech support said whether they support this application running under a limited account? Some of their products will run with restricted rights but others won't.
     
  5. smity

    smity Registered Member

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    Since I last posted I have checked some other stuff and it would appear that all is actually working as I would expect it to. My choice of how I tested this issue was unfortunately not the best way. Of course this still leaves the problem of trying to run Pinnacle as an LUA but that I can deal with

    Thanks anyway

    Mike
     
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