Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SQL Developer UAC Weirdness

I am running Windows 8 with Classic Shell's start menu. Today I installed the new Oracle 12 client on my workstation, along with SQL Developer. I then attempted to start SQL Developer from the shortcuts in my Classic Shell start menu, but doing so always elicited a Windows UAC prompt.  I tried a few things, but the simplest solution ended up being to navigate to the directory of sqldeveloper.exe and create a shortcut to it right there in the same directory.  Then copy this shortcut to the Start Menu.  Result, no more UAC prompt when selecting it from the Start Menu.