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windows-7 uac synergy
Updated Thu, 26 May 2022 14:52:15 GMT

How to get UAC to co-operate with synergy2

How do I get UAC to behave so that I can control the dimmed desktop and programs running under UAC grants with synergy client? (The kb and mouse are connected to a Linux machine, windows is running synergy client)

Or is turning UAC off the only option?


If you use a 1.4 or newer beta of Synergy, you can configure it to run as a service. As a service, Synergy runs as the local SYSTEM account, which can interact with the Secure Desktop space. I have the Synergy 1.5 nightly builds running on my Windows Server 2008 R2 laptop client and OS X 10.6 laptop server, and I am capable of working with UAC prompts with ease.

Comments (2)

  • +0 – Also seems to require going into Edit.. Settings and selecting "Elevate mode" for both client & server. — Apr 30, 2015 at 17:35  
  • +0 – How does one configure Synergy to run as a service? — Jan 26, 2016 at 20:02