Deploying NVDA, seeing Windows 10 UAC block functionality

Aaron Casper

Good Afternoon,

I've been tasked with deploying NVDA to a VDI [Virtual Desktop Infrastructure]  environment, which runs Windows 10.

While the NVDA portable install seems to work fine for me (the person with admin rights), no other user can run it.  The application is blocked by Windows UAC.

The error found in the event logs is as follows:
The process failed to handle ERROR_ELEVATION_REQUIRED during the creation of a child process.

This seems to indicate that NVDA is trying to elevate itself without permissions. 

Can someone clarify why this might happen, and what steps we can take to enable use of this tool?  We cannot disable UAC or limit it's current functionality due to security policies.

Thank you,

Aaron Casper

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