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Windows 7: Power User or Admin rights needed to run program

30 Aug 2012   #1
KnuckleHead37

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Power User or Admin rights needed to run program

I have a lab of computers on a domain that students use. They need to run an accounting program that is already installed on the machines. When a student tries to run the program they instantly get blocked with an error message saying they need Power User rights or administrative rights. There would be an issue giving the students those rights for the whole machine, but how would I allow those rights just for the program?

Ive tried running the program as administrator and even having it automatically run as an administrator for all users and still got the same error.




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30 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello KH, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure how this may work on a domain, but you might see if you may be able to use either tutorial to create a elevated shortcut that standard users could run elevated without getting an error or UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

OR

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Aug 2012   #3
KnuckleHead37

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply Brink.

I tried the way without UAC prompt (also note UAC is turned off on the machines) and the shortcut worked perfectly fine under my admin logon. It popped up a cmd prompt for a second and then the program launched. But logged in as the student the program didn't launch. I also didn't get the error message as i would if i tried to run the original program shortcut.

some more info, i already gave the users full permissions to the program folder.
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31 Aug 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I was afraid that it may not work over a domain like that.
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03 Oct 2012   #5
KnuckleHead37

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The only way i got this to work was to suck it up and give the users admin rights. made a security group in AD and gave only the students who needed the privileges those rights on only those machines. GP still limits them mostly so we will see if any problems arise from it.

thanks for your input brink
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03 Oct 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you found a workaround. Hopefully no issues will arise from them having admin rights.

Thank you for posting back with your resuls.
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