Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How do I make a shortcut that will always run as admin?

28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
How do I make a shortcut that will always run as admin?

I used to have a shortcut to a music software program that always runs as admin. It was ableton and it had a little uac icon at the bottom right hand corner of it now I cant remember how I got it like that. Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Why does it need to run as admin all the time?
That makes no sense...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Dec 2010   #4


Here's a great little 5 minute video (courtesy of whs!) that shows you how to set a command prompt to always run a program as administrator: Command Prompt Settings

And here's a tutorial to create an elevated command prompt shortcut:
How to Create a Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut in Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

You can make a shortcut always run as admin with the following steps:
  1. Create the shortcut.
  2. Right-click on the shortcut and click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check Run as administrator.
  5. Click OK, and you're done!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7
Because I have to

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why does it need to run as admin all the time?
That makes no sense...
I run ableton suite and some of my VST's need to be run as admin in order for the licensing to work (not my decision the manufacturers).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How do I make a shortcut that will always run as admin?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Installed Software Shortcut Not open without Admin Password.
Dear Experts, need a support for the following issue. I have installed a software and whenever i want to run its shortcut at my desktop of windows7 it prompts for UAC and ask to put the administrator password first to run. please let me know how can i get out of this issue for such a...
General Discussion
Can't Access Admin Account to make changes
Hi, hope someone can help me with this. I switched on the Guest account and changed the account type to admin, then turned my only other account from admin to standard, then turned off guest account, i done this as i was told it is best to only use a standard account on a day to day basis,...
General Discussion
How to make a folder accessible to only the Admin
Clicking on the properties/security of the folder , I can add a list of standard users and then deny them access. But I want to go the reverse way. How can I allow folder access only to Myself as Admin. Later on even if I add a user , the user would be automatically debarred from accessing the...
General Discussion
How do I make W7 stop thinking I'm not the admin? :(
This is just weird. I have a Compaq CQ5600F desktop, parts unchanged from the PC store except for 2GB more RAM, and W7 Home Premium. I have the only account active on my copy of W7, it's the admin, but a telnet-client game program that I use for MUCKing literally cannot be opened unless I...
General Discussion
I'm A Admin And Can't Make Some Changes?
I went to the power settings and tried to make an adjustment for "What to do when the screen closes" It says I am not an Admin and that I might belong to soe=me network or something? This is the 1st time I hve ever seen where I can't change something. I have looked all around and I can make changes...
General Discussion
Elevating to Admin make me loose my accessright
1. excuse my English 2. I have an user on my win7(Prof.) machine. The user is in the Administrators Group. I mounted a networkdrive with this user. Now I try to copy some files (Lotus Notes) from my Backup on the networkdrive to my system partition. To write into the folder on the system...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:43.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App