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Windows 7: Windows 7 UAC and Run as Administrator

01 May 2011   #1
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 
Windows 7 UAC and Run as Administrator

Is double-clicking and clicking Yes at the prompt of UAC (mine is set at Default) WIHOUT right-clicking and choosing "Run as Administrator" have the same effect as doing the same WITH right-clicking and choosing "Run as Administrator" ???


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01 May 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Keven,

If it's not only a Open file - security warning prompt, and the program is set or written to Run as administrator by default, then yes.
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01 May 2011   #3
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

I'm not sure if I got that, can you please expound further?
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01 May 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem mate.

Clicking on the links will give you more detailed information about that item. Basically some program are written to run as administrator when ran by default. You can also manuallly set a program to run as administrator by default without having to right click first.
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01 May 2011   #5
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

How would I exactly now if one program is set to run as admin by default?
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01 May 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you double click on the program's shortcut and get a UAC prompt and not a Open file - security warning prompt, then it is.
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01 May 2011   #7
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Alright So as long as I don't have that Open File - Security Warning, I'm entirely sure that it is ran as administrator. Thanks!
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01 May 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeppers. You're welcome.
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07 May 2011   #9
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Isn't the blue and yellow shield icon on application files an indication that it won't run as an administrator if I don't right-click and choose "run as admin" ?
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07 May 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kevin,

Just the opposite. That shield on a icon indicates that the program will run elevated when you open it, and it will require UAC approval before it does.
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