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Windows 7: Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."

06 Dec 2010   #11
Hans L

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Okay. Thanks,

Hans L


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Dec 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Hans. Please let us know how it went.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2010   #13
Hans L

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Shawn, I followed your tutorials to a T. It did not work.

When I did

15. Navigate to and select the program's EXE file or shortcut to the EXE file, then click on Open. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Remember that a standard user account cannot run a elevated program at startup or log on. See NOTE at top of tutorial for more information.

under

How to Create a Task to Run a Program at Startup and Log On in Windows 7

I put in the shortcut (not the .exe file name), and it showed, under "Program/Script", as:

C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe

Is that correct?

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This program, Everything, is a program that creates a database of file names, and then updates this database on the fly when files are added and deleted, or file names are changed. Could this be a problem?


When the UAC windows appears, at computer start-up, asking
"Do you want to ...", the program location is shown as

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Everything\Everything.exe" -startup

Does this interfere with the shortcut?

This program has its start-up info in the registry.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Regards,

Hans L
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Dec 2010   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hans,

Just to be sure if everything, be sure that you have removed all startup entries for the program in METHOD FOUR of the tutorial below.

Startup Programs - Change


Next, take the elevated task shortcut that you created in the tutorial below and place it somewhere like in your My Documents folder (or where you like).

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create


Now, create a startup/log on task with the elevated task shortcut at it's new location using the tutorial below.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On


Remember, that this will only run elevated at startup without a UAC prompt for a administrator's account. It will give a UAC prompt for a standard user.

Please let me know where in the above things went wrong for you, and I'll try to help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #15
Hans L

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Shawn, I did all of the above.

When I came to this:

https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...log-step10.jpg

and I highlighted this:

C:\ZZZ - UAC Shortcuts\Everything_UAC.lnk

the darn scheduler (again) put in this:

C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe

So, I eleted it and put in

"C:\ZZZ - UAC Shortcuts\Everything_UAC.lnk"

Again, it did not work.

You know what, Shawn, I just remember that I much earlier tried to put a shortcut for Everything.exe in [Username] Startup and in All Users Startup, and the program did not start at computer startup. It seems that Everything does not start unless it is in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

That would explain why methods with a shortcut do not work.

What do you think?

Regards,

Hans L
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What program is this for?

If I'm able to, I'll play with it to see if I may be able figure out what the issue may be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #17
Hans L

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks.

It is "Everything" from

Everything Search Engine

It is a very nifty little program.

Regards,

Hans L
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you using the EXE or portable download version?

Did you uncheck this option in the program, so that you are only using the startup task shortcut created by you?

Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."-startup-2.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hans,

Ok, I figured out what was wrong. I got it working for me now at startup without a UAC prompt.

When you are creating the startup/log on task, you woud need to right click on the elevated task shortcut, click properties, copy that long Target path, then past it in the Program/script box when editing the Action for the startup/log on task instead of just selecting the elevated task shortcut.

See the outline below to help. I numbered it the order of the steps to do.

Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."-test1.jpg

Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."-test-2.jpg

Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."-test3.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #20
Hans L

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Okay, Shawn, great. I will do it, but it may have to be tomorrow, because I am splitting a hard drive into two, and then, I have one other program that gives me problems.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Regards,

Hans L
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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