What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

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McVitas
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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by McVitas » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:19 pm

I managed to find a workaround:
- force quit Media Monkey via task manager
- then the COM elevator dialogue may start to respond to mose click so you can click yes
- start media monkey again and the prompt appears again but this time does not freeze and yes can be clicked
And the third time you start the app it does not ask for this anymore

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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by Peke » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:41 pm

There is nothing wrong with COM elevator.It is simple a prompt notifying user that some application is accessing system resource and would you like to allow it or not.

MMW portable installation do not access those system resources and should not have COM prompt.

Normal Installation in order to announce itself to a system and make scripting engine available to other apps on windows NEED to write to known System Resources in order to allow other apps access MMW resources.
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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by McVitas » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:15 pm

I am sorry Mr developer, but you may want to read the actual opening post (or the last post at lease!) before replying nonsense... if it was not freezing then people would not complain.

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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by McVitas » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:20 pm

Sorry, It was actually said in this thread

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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by Ramrunner » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 pm

McVitas wrote:Sorry, It was actually said in this thread
Problem for me with that elevation prompt is that the kid's computers are parental locked using Microsoft Family so every time they want to listen to some music I have to actually trundle over and put in my password to allow it to do it's thing.

I would be overly happy with a simple tick box to simply disable the file association thing but alas not that easy.

Although I understand the developers are not directly responsible for it, they DO need to make it easy to prevent it from coming up all the time. This mucking around with .ini files archaic. This is not 1995 any more.

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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by Peke » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:35 pm

Hi,
Why don't you simply just install MMW as portable Into C:\MMWPortable and make shortcut for all of them on Desktop?

Copy your MM.DB from Users folder to C:\MMWPortable\Portable and you are set and go.
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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by garretwilson » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:05 pm

I just updated Windows 10 Pro 64-bit to version 1803.

Now MediaMonkey is showing me this COM elevator nonsense.

I have oodles and oodles of software installed on my machine. Not one of them, other than MediaMonkey, asks me for special COM elevator permissions.

Please remove this from Media Monkey. I shouldn't have to wade through this just to start the program. Moreover, MediaMonkey doesn't explain why it is performing COM elevation, and why it is requesting these special permissions.

It's also irritating that MediaMonkey installs all sorts of drive detection settings to watch drives whenever I add a new drive or insert media. It should ask first, and the default should be "no".

Now how do I get rid of this "COM elevator" message? Why haven't you disabled it by default already?

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Re: What is Mediamonkey COM Elevator?

Post by Peke » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:32 pm

Hi,
COM elevator message is System message by User Access Control that can't be disabled by MMW.

Have you tried to install portable version of MediaMonkey (Select portable during Install process) into c:\MMWtemp and see if it throws COM msgs?
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