We have an application which will not run when executed from a standard domain user account as the UAC window pops up and prompts for an administrator password.
I can get it running when I make the user a local admin but we would like to avoid handing over so much control just to get this program running. It works fine on Windows XP but on Windows 7 SP1 64 bit systems we hit this issue.
I've done a lot of research on this issue and have been lead to 3rd party UAC tools but they look too dubious to have running on our domain computers. I've also been digging around secpol.msc around the User Account Control settings but I don't think the settings in there are going to give me the solution I'm looking for.
Ideally I'd want a way to disable the UAC prompts for this application and allow it to run as it would on XP without requiring administrator credentials (XP compatibility mode doesn't override the UAC).
Is there any way to automatically elevate the application so that it runs under local admin without requiring the user to enter admin details?
If anyone has experienced issues around this I'd be interested to know how to resolve them.