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[protege-discussion] why does Protege require admin privileges?

Csongor Nyulas csongor.nyulas at
Tue Feb 28 16:14:53 PST 2012

This is Microsoft's ugly way of discouraging the use of Java 
applications. It is simply stupid that Windows 7 (and Vista) would give 
you the security warning every single time you try to open a Java 
application that comes from an unsigned party :( Here is what Oracle has 
to say about dealing with User Account Control:
Not much, you can do. :( Of course, switching UAC totally off can be 
potentially dangerous to your system, so you would probably not want to 
do that. Unfortunately, AFAIK there is no way in Windows to "white list" 
applications for which enable UAC without extra confirmation.



On 2/23/2012 4:59 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2012 12:25 PM, "Stian Soiland-Reyes" 
> <soiland-reyes at 
> <mailto:soiland-reyes at>> wrote:
> >
> > Why does an install of Protege 4.1 on Windows/x64 always ask me for:
> Sorry, just to clarify, I mean every time I start the installed 
> Protégé from the Windows Start menu, not the actual installation, 
> which of course would need admin privileges! ;)
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