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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

11 Sep 2013   #170
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This happens to me in both my win7-64 HP desktop and my win8 laptop. At step 17 the command window flashes on and immediately off like what happens when one try's to run a command in a standard mode but one should have opened it in the command window as an administrator. This does not enable me to put the password in. I looked at the directions again today and am lost at what I did wrong. Any ideas? Oh yes I was in the hidden Administrator account.

Originally posted by Windows 7 Help Forums - View Profile: rfhar, but I made a bit of a mess moving it.


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11 Sep 2013   #171
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
This happens to me in both my win7-64 HP desktop and my win8 laptop. At step 17 the command window flashes on and immediately off like what happens when one try's to run a command in a standard mode but one should have opened it in the command window as an administrator. This does not enable me to put the password in. I looked at the directions again today and am lost at what I did wrong. Any ideas? Oh yes I was in the hidden Administrator account.

Originally posted by Windows 7 Help Forums - View Profile: rfhar, but I made a bit of a mess moving it.
Sounds like something may have gone wrong while setting it up. You might see if deleting all of this, and starting over from scratch may help. You won't be able to use the existing shortcut.
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12 Feb 2014   #172
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I had a fun little exercise with this. I had to create 2 of these shortcuts to 2 different accounts in a domain. Things didn't go well at first, but I finally buckled down and got them working on one of the accounts. I couldn't figure out why the second account wouldn't work. The problem was that when the person went to print, they would get an error. But the other account was error free. I found out just now that the culprit was a corrupt copy of the print driver, of all things (ie. Print_Driver_Copy1). After starting over again and again with the shortcuts, I finally got them both working by selecting the original printer (driver) to use. Thanks! This is extremely helpful so that I can place both accounts as standard users instead of administrators, since apparently they are fond of downloading malware...
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13 Feb 2014   #173
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Also, I noticed that once I entered the mysteriously invisible admin password for an account into the CMD prompt, as required by the shortcut, I never had to do it again. If I deleted the shortcut and created a new elevated shortcut, the password seemed to have been stored somewhere and automatically accepted the elevation without requiring me to enter the password again. That may have been the trouble Dwarf above was having - the CMD window would pop open and disappear as if having the password entered beforehand. If he had entered an incorrect admin password, it may not have prompted to have the password entered again, and would therefore not work for any new elevated shortcuts that he created.

I had thought that entering an incorrect Admin password required you to enter the password again before the program launch - so in other words, the CMD window doesn't accept the password and auto-close until the correct password has been entered. This would prevent what I described earlier. Or perhaps mine is a unique situation, I don't know.

All I know is that any new shortcut I create does not require me to enter the admin password again, but the CMD window still pops open and closes once an elevated program launch occurs. Great Tutorial, Brink
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13 Feb 2014   #174
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Dusty,

When you enter the password for the elevated shortcut, it's encrypted and saved in the Credential Manager in the "Windows Credentials" section.

Removing it from Credential Manager would cause you to have to enter the password again the next time the elevated shortcut is used, but only for that one time again since it'll be saved again.

The yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial will show you more about details this in Credential Manager.
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13 Feb 2014   #175
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
When you enter the password for the elevated shortcut, it's encrypted and saved in the Credential Manager in the "Windows Credentials" section.

Removing it from Credential Manager would cause you to have to enter the password again the next time the elevated shortcut is used, but only for that one time again since it'll be saved again.

The yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial will show you more about details this in Credential Manager.
I thought this would be the case, but wasn't sure. Thanks for clarifying!
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13 Feb 2014   #176
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anytime.
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13 Feb 2014   #177
TECH77

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit; Windows 7 Enterprise (x86VM)
 
 

Hello Shawn
Sorry I didn't post a reply after your last reply to my question about this escellent tutorial (p. 17) - I figured I'd posted more than enough data to this thread with my somewhat-convoluted August 2013 post (the knowledge I gained from your reply of 23 August was like a lightbulb illuminating - as so much of what you impart is! Thanks again). I got a notification of new postings and so perused the thread again, noticing the updates (the Credentials Mgr tip opened my eyes to another lingering question I previously had); I might better have asked this next question elsewhere but wasn't sure how to do so... I was wondering if you can say what the program is you were logged into while creating the new screenshots for the updated tutorial - specifically, the one for Step 8, "Desktop.jpg"? The Outlook-type interface appears quite intriguing...
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13 Feb 2014   #178
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello J.R.,

The screenshot under step 8 was taken in Windows 8 using the included Paint to edit it.

File Explorer (new name for Windows Explorer) in Windows 8 and 8.1 now has a ribbon.
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03 Mar 2014   #179
adamf

8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Note that the Administrator account must not be disabled or the shortcut stops working until it is enabled again.
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