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Windows 7: Program needs to run with admin

24 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Program needs to run with admin

Can I get a program to run with admin without giving users local admin or a local admin password.

I have a programs which seems to need admin but do not want to grant local admin to my users.

Power users is no use.


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24 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

There is a trick where you use task scheduler to launch a program with elevated rights and without asking any password or confirmation:
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

You need to know the admin password for creating it, but the shortcut works on its own after that. But be aware that this is a security risk as anyone can elevate without knowing a password. Be sure that the program don't have any backdoor that allows users to take complete control if they really want (open/save as dialogs are particularly powerful when running elevated).
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25 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for this.
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