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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

25 Oct 2011   #109
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

How to Create an Elevated Program Shortcut Any User is able to Run in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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09 Apr 2013   #110
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Abdul.


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09 Apr 2013   #111
Abdul

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2
 
 

Hi Brink,

After following the instructions of the tutorial you gave via the link, I successfully created an elevated command prompt shortcut on the built in administrator account. Then I followed the instructions using this tutorial. Before I even moved the shortcut into the standard user's Desktop, I checked it it even worked - it didn't :/.

When I click on the shortcut, a quick flash of a cmd pops up and disappears immediately. I'm not sure what to do, where I went wrong or if this is meant to happen...

Abdul,
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09 Apr 2013   #112
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, the steps need to be done completely before it'll work as it supposed to.

Be sure that you have the elevated command prompt shortcut (not the task one) in a location like the "C:\Users\Public" folder that the standard user has execution permission in. If you have it in the Administrators folder or desktop, then they will not be able to run it.
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17 Apr 2013   #113
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Will this work for start up programs that require administrator password ? I have a few and it's quite annoying having to type in the administrator password all the time.
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17 Apr 2013   #114
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chris,

This wouldn't work with elevated startup programs.

Instead, you could use the tutorial below to create a task to run an elevated program without an UAC prompt. When you get to step 23, use the "run at startup as a task" option to create another task to run the elevated shortcut from the first task at startup.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 May 2013   #115
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I followed the steps perfectly, when I rebooting the computer the command prompt window was open and stalled on the desktop for the task I had created. The only way to close the command window was to close the specific task that I had created a task for within task scheduler which was flashing in the task bar waiting for an administrator password.

On Step 15 is mentions a standard user cannot run a elevated program at startup to login. If the task scheduler author is 'administrator' then this won't work when logging into a 'standard' user ?
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05 May 2013   #116
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm afraid so. An elevated program just will not run at startup for a standard user like this.

As a test, you might see if creating a shortcut using the tutorial on the first page here, then using the other tutorial to run this shortcut instead at startup using both tasks to see how it may work.
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06 May 2013   #117
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm afraid so. An elevated program just will not run at startup for a standard user like this.

As a test, you might see if creating a shortcut using the tutorial on the first page here, then using the other tutorial to run this shortcut instead at startup using both tasks to see how it may work.
In the second tutorial your posted the link for it mentions at the top of the tutorial; I'll run into the same issue, arghhhh.
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For a Standard User Account:
You will not be able to run elevated programs at startup or at log on for a standard user account though. Only unelevated programs (ex: Notepad)
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06 May 2013   #118
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Normally yes, but if you have the task run the elevated shortcut that all users can run in this tutorial it may work as a workaround to let it. I haven't tested it, so it may still not for a standard user.
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07 May 2013   #119
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry, I'm reading the warning about Standard users not being able to run Elevated Administrator Account programs at start-up. What do you suggest I follow again ?
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