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Windows 7: remove admin elevation for program


01 Nov 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 
remove admin elevation for program

Hey everyone,

I have a program that requires admin approval to run. However, I would like this program to be used by a power user account, instead of an admin account. I cannot have the admin elevation asking to elevate w/ password every time, as I may not be available when the user attempts to use the program.

Is there a way to prevent the elevation from happening without making the program fall apart?

The program is PTPublisher, if curious. I should also mention that this is a client computer on a network.

Thanks for any help!

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01 Nov 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dusty,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that any user could run elevated without getting a UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

Hope this helps.
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02 Nov 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

That's it. Windows 8 has some differences from the tutorial, but I figured it out. Working like a charm. Thanks a heap Brink
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02 Nov 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Glad it was able to help Dusty.

What differences did you see? I'll get them added to the tutorial.
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02 Nov 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just tested it out on my own computer - I was wrong. It must be the differences come into play when the computer is connected to a domain instead of workgroup. Keep in mind these differences are only minor, and unique to client computers, I believe. If someone works on client computers, they should have knowledge of this before hand, so this is probably not worth adding to the tut, I would suppose.

Basically, instead of the Disable Inheritance button, it is replaced with a check mark that asks to keep inheritance. Unchecking it brings up a dialog box, and after reading the instructions, clicking Add is the correct selection. And after selecting Edit, instead of the simple read/execute (etc.), it lists much more complex items, like list folder contents, write, and more. Just selecting read and execute attributes should make it work like it does in the tutorial.
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02 Nov 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, ok.
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