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Windows 7: User allowed to run executable as admin without prompt


05 May 2012   #1

Win 7
 
 
User allowed to run executable as admin without prompt

I have a special case where a user needs to run an installed executable as an admin. This exe was written for XP and will only work properly when ran as admin. I do not want the user to have an admin account or the admin pass, but he needs to be able to start and stop this program at will. I have tried checking the box to always run as admin, creating a desktop shortcut to run as admin and I even tried creating a shortcut that uses the command line runas /savecred but all attempts failed. Windows 7 always asks for the admin pass. I understand this is how it is supposed to be, but are there any options available to me? If I turn off UAC will that do the trick? But will turning off UAC override the GPO I have setup for non-admins? Thanks for your advice : )

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05 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chris,

You could use the tutorial below to create a elevated shortcut in your administrator account that a standard user will be able to run elevated without getting prompted by UAC.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 May 2012   #3

Win 7
 
 

Thanks! I will try this out. I did it as an admin but not with the built in admin. Excellent! Hope it works : )
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05 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Yeah, it needs to be done with the built-in Admin since that's the only account's credentials that will not be prompted by UAC by default.
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