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Windows 7: Run as Administrator


02 Jun 2009   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Run as Administrator

How to Run a Program as an Administrator in Windows 7


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #60
Hoib

Windows 7 Pro - 32 bit
 
 

We have liftoff!!!

I uninstalled everything. Logged in as the standard user. Hit the install package. It begged me for the admin - I responded. Install completed successfully. I went to the shortcut and took ownership of the referenced folder after providing again, the admin password. In the prop panel, the ownership was listed as "\\....Administrator" - and I reassigned ownership to the standard user, HA017. I closed out and rebooted.

Bingo! Standard user now has direct privs into the application - no admin password prompt.

BTW, before I got to this point of uninstall and reinstall, I did try the AppLocker secpol snap in as you suggested. When I called in the default "Path" item, It already populated HA017 as having "Allow" rights along with the Administrators Group and Administrators. With the standard user, this still failed. I went and added the "Everyone" object to "Allow" and tried the standard user. Did not work again.

So, happily, we're back in business and we didn't have to sacrifice security for functionality.

H


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #61
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Hoib. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #62
Hoib

Windows 7 Pro - 32 bit
 
 

I wonder now did I actually do this the correct way, or was I just lucky or ???

H
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #63
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm not to sure myself, but it may have been that you made the standard user the "Owner" and "Allowed" the standard user "Full Control" of it while you applied the administrator's password.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Nov 2010   #64
Hoib

Windows 7 Pro - 32 bit
 
 

... and for some reason this isn't made clear in the documentation because...???

By logic (I know, I know...) one would think an Admin (with super-privs) could install an app and then confer downstream priveleges on any account he/she so chooses. What comes first in this sequence - ownership then privs or privs then ownership? Like I say, I just guessed at this because definitive instructions were hard (if not impossible) to find. I hope others will find this thread useful.

(Enjoying my time here on this beautifully run forum. One of the best I've seen. Congrats!)



H
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #65
hansning

64
 
 
RAA with UAC with Standard User

Hi, this was very helpful! I was wondering if there was a way if a standard user can always run a psecific program as Admin without the UAC prompt. There's a program our reception needs that requires it to Admin, but I don't want to give them any extra rights. Is there a way I can 'Whitelist' this program so that it can always run as admin?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #66
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hansning, and welcome to Seven Forums.

So far, I'm not aware of a way to be able to do so using this method or another.

Hopefully someone may know of a different way to be able to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2011   #67
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hansning View Post
Hi, this was very helpful! I was wondering if there was a way if a standard user can always run a psecific program as Admin without the UAC prompt. There's a program our reception needs that requires it to Admin, but I don't want to give them any extra rights. Is there a way I can 'Whitelist' this program so that it can always run as admin?
Hi,

You may find the following rather helpfull

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2011   #68
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hansning View Post
Hi, this was very helpful! I was wondering if there was a way if a standard user can always run a psecific program as Admin without the UAC prompt. There's a program our reception needs that requires it to Admin, but I don't want to give them any extra rights. Is there a way I can 'Whitelist' this program so that it can always run as admin?
Hi,

You may find the following rather helpfull

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
Hello Jeff,

That would work fine in an administrator account, but unfortunately the elevated shortcut would still not work in a standard user account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #69
CameraGeek

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
So let me see if I have this straight...

I have set up a standard account on my computer for my kids so I can control the times that they can access the computer. One of the online games that they play asks for permission to make changes to the computer, and then asks for my administrator password. I have tried various options from the tutorial to give them permanent permission to this program, but with no joy.

As I understood the reply to one of the questions earlier, there is no way to make it so that this program on a standard account doesn't require a password?

Thank you.

Keith
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