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Windows 7: How do I make a shortcut that will always run as admin?

28 Dec 2010   #1
peterquiet

Windows 7
 
 
How do I make a shortcut that will always run as admin?

I used to have a shortcut to a music software program that always runs as admin. It was ableton and it had a little uac icon at the bottom right hand corner of it now I cant remember how I got it like that. Any ideas?


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28 Dec 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why does it need to run as admin all the time?
That makes no sense...
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28 Dec 2010   #3
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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28 Dec 2010   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

Here's a great little 5 minute video (courtesy of whs!) that shows you how to set a command prompt to always run a program as administrator: Command Prompt Settings


And here's a tutorial to create an elevated command prompt shortcut:
How to Create a Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut in Windows 7
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28 Dec 2010   #5
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can make a shortcut always run as admin with the following steps:
  1. Create the shortcut.
  2. Right-click on the shortcut and click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check Run as administrator.
  5. Click OK, and you're done!
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06 Jan 2011   #6
peterquiet

Windows 7
 
 
Because I have to

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why does it need to run as admin all the time?
That makes no sense...
I run ableton suite and some of my VST's need to be run as admin in order for the licensing to work (not my decision the manufacturers).
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