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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

23 Nov 2011   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I followed the instructions step-by-step. Including creating the Administrator account which worked out successfully. Launching the shortcut and entering in the password that's when things break and space sniffer doesn't work. Here is the error message.

Quote:
Enter the password for <pcname>-PC\Administrator:
Attempting to start C:\SpaceSniffer\SpaceSniffer.exe as user "<account-name>-PC\Admi
nistrator" ...
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - C:\SpaceSniffer\SpaceSniffer.exe
-2147467259: Unspecified error

Jerome,

I'm not sure what the problem is. It works perfectly fine for me when using SpaceSniffer 1.1.3.1 at the same location as you.


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24 Nov 2011   #31
zoli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, my problem is that when I click on the launch the shortcut and it comes up with the window asking for the admin password, I can not type anything in. The cursor flashes but can not type at all.
Any ideas?

EDIT:
Ok, I realized that I wasn't supposed to see the password being typed in, so that's fine. The problem now is that the application won't launch with the shortcut under standard user, after typing the password in, it would just close. It's fine when launched under the admin account. Can anybody help please?
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24 Nov 2011   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zoli, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What application is this for?

Are you using any compatibilty mode settings for it?

Did you copy the shortcut to the standard user account first, log on to the standard user account, run the shortcut, then enter the password while in the standard user account?
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25 Nov 2011   #33
zoli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Brink, thanks.

This is actually a game, Toy Story 3.
I'm not using compatibility mode, and yes i did copy the shortcut to the standard user's desktop under the admin acc. ,then logged on to the standard user, ran the shortcut, entered the password and then the window would just close and that's it.
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25 Nov 2011   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Zoli,

I'm not familiar with how that game runs, but does it really run as administrator (elevated) to where a standard user cannot run it by using the normal shortcut that is installed with the game?

Did you use the bult-in Administrator account and not just a normal administrator account?
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25 Nov 2011   #35
zoli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When I launch the game UAC comes up asking if I want to allow the program from an unknown publisher to make changes to the computer. This happens under admin acc. as well.
Yes, i did use the built-in admin account to create the shortcut.
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25 Nov 2011   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok, it may be the "unknown publisher" that is causing this then. As a test, check the game's orginal shortcut (not the one created by this tutorial) and the game's exe file to see if you may be able to unblock it using the method below.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

If that is not an option, then you could do the tutorial below to hopefully stop the "unknown publisher" message and have the elevated shortcut for standard users work afterwards.

Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable
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03 Dec 2011   #37
zoli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Brink,

Thx for your replies.
What comes up here is the UAC and not the "Open File Security Warning" that you are referring to with the links below.
The only option I get is to turn the UAC off which I obviously do not want to do.
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03 Dec 2011   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Zoli,

It seems that you may not be able to use this for that game.
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03 Dec 2011   #39
Nubstep

Windows 7 Pro/Prem 64bit
 
 
hey!

Hey! alright i made the shortcut and everything and it works, however once i launch the program it never comes up. in the task manager is shows the process running. if i try to click the shortcut again it says only once process of this can run at a time.

the program in question is the SWTOR launcher.

any ideas?
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