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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User


25 Oct 2011   #59
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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03 Oct 2012   #60
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What if you renamed Windows original "Administrator" to another name, that is what is done on another PC, and it's not working ? It states in the tutorial that you must use Windows factory Administrator account, what if that account is no longer, as just stated.


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03 Oct 2012   #61
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chris,

In that case, you would just need to also substitute the Administrator name in the command below with the new name instead.

Code:
runas /user:ComputerName\Administrator /savecred "Full path to program's exe file"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2012   #62
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Chris,

In that case, you would just need to also substitute the Administrator name in the command below with the new name instead.

Code:
runas /user:ComputerName\Administrator /savecred "Full path to program's exe file"
I forgot to mention, I also did that. I"ll try again today.
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04 Oct 2012   #63
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you have not already, be sure to try again from scratch with a new shortcut.
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24 Oct 2012   #64
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This tutorial doesn't work for all programs, I tested it on some other programs, and there is no way around having to enter in an Admin password under standard.
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24 Oct 2012   #65
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chris,

What programs didn't work for you? Did you use the built-in "Administrator" account and it's password? I'll be happy to do some testing to see what the issue may be.
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25 Oct 2012   #66
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I enabled the built in Administrator and I must have done the tutorial two or three times, I nearly have it memorized except the command line. I'll give it a try once more, then follow up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #67
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. Be sure that you create a password for it. It doesn't have one by default.
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21 Nov 2012   #68
rfol

windows 8 pro
 
 

Works fine. I put the icon on my kid's desktop so that he can run LoL which apparently requires admin privs.
But here's the downside: being logged in as my son (standard user) I could just copy that shortcut, and change its properties to launch whatever other program. Which he then would be able to run without typing the admin password.
He won't figure that one out yet - but I thought I'd let you people know.
Use with care.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2012   #69
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello rfol, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sneaky. You could use either or both tutorials below to help prevent that.

Applications - Run Only Specified Programs in Windows

and

Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs
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