Photoshop: CC apps needing administrator rights

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10, I regularly have problems with Adobe applications refusing to launch unless I run them as an administrator. Until recently I had to modify the properties of lightroom.exe and photoshop.exe in order to systematically run them as an administrator. The problem disappeared after the upgrade to Windows 10 Creators but it showed up again for Adobe CC Desktop and Adobe Sync. So I had again to use the "Run this program as an administrator" option.

I think it's time to analyze this problem more deeply. I'm not alone with these issues and we never received clear information about what permissions are needed to run a CC application without being an administrator.

I suspect this has something to do with the UAC. Like many other users, I have always disabled this nuisance on my systems. I think that CC apps have not been tested enough in this kind of environment. For example, it would be interesting to see whether users having similar problems also have disabled the UAC.

Maybe this thread could be used to collect the experiences of users facing this issue and compare configurations and settings ?

Anyway, I think it's time to do something. I can live with this as a home user but this is a big issue in bigger organizations where users should not have access to administrator permissions.
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