Microsoft Word and UAC

Problem:

This morning one of my users started having problems opening Word Documents on the Network. When he double clicks on a document on the network he gets the following popup From User Access Control.

Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. If you say no Word exits if you say yes it opens but then you get a message that the directory is not valid. Once Word is open you can use file open to browse to the same folder and open the file with no problem. The same UAC message pops-up if you open Word from the Start-Menu.

Solution:

Check if Word is set to run in administrator mode:

For Windows 7 (32 bit version)
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX\WINWORD.exe > right click on it > properties > compatibility >

For Windows 7 (64 bit version)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX\WINWORD.exe > right click on it > properties > compatibility >

Uncheck the box “Run this program as an administrator” and also ensure that the box to “Run this program in compatibility mode” is unchecked verify the status.

Try opening Word and check if the UAC prompt doesn’t come up again.

OfficeXX -> Office12 = Office 2007; Office14 = Office 2010; Office15 = Office 2013