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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

11 Jun 2014   #190
exus69

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I would like to add a small tip in case if you are only using the Built-in Admin for THIS purpose.
You can hide the Administrator account from the welcome screen by setting the following registry key:

User Account - Hide

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
"Administrator"=dword:00000000

To unhide:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
"Administrator"=dword:00000001

Cheers


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31 Aug 2014   #191
Kneewah

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello!
I'm 99% sure I have the shortcut code written correctly, and I've triple checked the file location.
However, after I launch the shortcut, the command window opens and immediately closes, and my program never launches.
I made the shortcut while on a standard user account, could this keep the program from launching?
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31 Aug 2014   #192
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kneewah View Post
Hello!
I'm 99% sure I have the shortcut code written correctly, and I've triple checked the file location.
However, after I launch the shortcut, the command window opens and immediately closes, and my program never launches.
I made the shortcut while on a standard user account, could this keep the program from launching?
Hello Kneewah, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, that would be why. You would need to do the tutorial while logged in to your built-in Administrator account for it to work.
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01 Sep 2014   #193
Kneewah

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I created the shortcut again while logged into the administrator account, and the program still won't launch. I used a screen recorder to freeze the brief second when the command window pops up, and it says that the program requires elevation. Here's the exact code I wrote, can you guys spot any problems? (The admin account has been renamed Dad, it is the only admin account on the computer.)

C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:BLU-RAYINSPIRON\Dad /savecred "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bandicam\bdcam.exe"
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01 Sep 2014   #194
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kneewah,

The problem is that you do not have it set to runas the built-in Administrator. Only the parts in red in the command below can be substituted with the actual.

runas /user:ComputerName\Administrator /savecred "Full path to program's exe file"
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19 Nov 2014   #195
deewai

window 7 32bits
 
 

Thank you for posting this educative information, However, after entering the password in the command prompt, it just disappears but still asking for password when i try opening the application as standard user.

Is there something i am missing?
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19 Nov 2014   #196
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Deewai, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check that you are using the credentials for the built-in "Administrator" account, and not just for a normal administrator account.

If you used Option Two and are using the built-in Administrator, then delete the credentials in Credential Manager, and try again to see if you may have just made a mistake somewhere.
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02 Jun 2015   #197
PeakRock

Windows 8.1EE 64 & 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for this, I've just tested it on a standalone Windows 8.1EE machine and it worked well. Do you know if it works the same way if setup on a machine joined to a domain - in this case Server 2012R2 ?

Thanks
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02 Jun 2015   #198
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello PeakRock, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not able to test on a domain, but it wouldn't hurt to test and see. Please let us know how it went.
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24 Apr 2016   #199
zingy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am trying to run Photoshop CS3 with admin right for a normal user. I followed option 2 and at step 11, I didn't have the option "Disable Inheritance". I am on Windows 7 Ultimate. I get a disabled check-box which says "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent. So I skipped the steps 11-14. And when I double clicked the shortcut and enter the password just to check, I get the error as:
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Photoshop.exe
-2147467259: Unspecified error
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