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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

10 Jun 2009   #10
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi there Brink.
I wanted to know if it's possible to do this trick for a software that I use... from the context menu like Notepad ++. I hate the bullcrap that it can't write to my Vista partition and I want to use this workaround for it. Is there a way?


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10 Jun 2009   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sébastien,

Sure. You would just create the shortcut in this tutorial, then add this to the registry:


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Notepad++]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Notepad++\command]
@=”\”C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\Notepad++.lnk\” \”%1\”"
Substitute C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\Notepad++.lnk\ with the full path that you saved the shortcut at instead though, but leave the same amount of slashes in it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Aug 2009   #12
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

This is great for the programs used daily.
Easy to follow and worked the first time.
Thanks
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07 Aug 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Dave.
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08 Aug 2009   #14
soulesschild

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This was exactly what I was looking for!
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19 Aug 2009   #15
brj

Win7 Home Premium 32
 
 

hi,

i do have problems creating a tasks with a "normal" user because of insufficient privileges. when i create the task with an administrator, then the normal user cannot run the task, because he's not allowed to.

jakob
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19 Aug 2009   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jacob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean creating elevated shortcuts for programs, then the only way a non-administrator account can run them is to provide the administrator's password when prompted by UAC. Otherwise a Standard or Guest account will not be able to run anything that requires UAC permission to run as administrator.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Aug 2009   #17
brj

Win7 Home Premium 32
 
 

hi brink,

thank you for your answer.
I tried to create a simple task running notepad.exe with a standard user. This works as long as i do not check "Run with highest privileges". When i check this option a dialog pops up asking for a user and the password. neither the standard nor the administrator user is accepted.

Actually i wanted to run RMClock as a standard user

jakob
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19 Aug 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You may only be able to run in an administrator account.
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22 Sep 2009   #19
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
UAC and admin shortcut

Excellent! Friend. I knew there was a way around that nasty UAC prompt. I also knew that I din't know enough to do it.

Thanks
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