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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

21 Dec 2011   #310

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JJTech View Post
Thank you Brink! JJ
You're welcome. I hope that was able to answer your question adequately for you. :)

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05 Mar 2012   #311

Windows 2000 Pro SP4+ / Windows 7 Pro SP1 (both 32-bit)
Another way: RunSU (google it)

I've only tried this utility twice, but it worked fine both times. It's especially good if you have a long, complicated argument to pass. A bit large for what it does, but if you wish to remove it, a monitored install-uninstall showed it uninstalls cleanly.
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05 Mar 2012   #312

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Thanks, this worked, but a couple of things:

1 - a typo:
Quote: gave it in step 3. Close Task Schedular.
2 - it still shows the Shortcut Icon Arrow (I tried your tutorial to remove that a while ago, it actually just made a black square instead). EDIT: Never mind - fixed
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05 Mar 2012   #313

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Infinite. Typo corrected. :)
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07 Mar 2012   #314

Windows 7

Thanks Brink great tutorial I understand everything and I think Axematic doing some sought of mistakes that's why its not working..
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09 May 2012   #315

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Update tutorial


Would it be possible to update the tutorial to include the "run shortcut minimized?" It kept bugging me until I got to page 7 or 8 and found your suggestion to change the Run property in the short-cut build to "Minimize."

That flashing cmd screen was strange until I realized that by running the task directly from the scheduler (right-click run) and it worked perfectly. Knew it had to be the shortcut.

Anyway, thanks for such great tutorials. I just moved from WinXP (forced, not by choice) and Win7 is really, really different.

Found this forum and have been practically living here trying to get Win7 to function more like XP.
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09 May 2012   #316

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Roxie. Thank you for the suggestion. I added a note box under step 23 for this. :)
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24 May 2012   #317
Glenn a windows

Windows 7

Is there any way to create this sort of task via schtasks? I haven't figured out a combination of parameters to have a named scheduled task sitting there "On demand only", though.
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24 May 2012   #318

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Glenn,

I'm not sure how you would go about it using the schtasks command to create it either with what's required in the tutorial. You might see if this may help.
Depending on what your needs are, you might also take a look at the tutorial below to see if that may work better for you. Once the shortcut is created and setup with the password for the first time, any user (standard or administrator) can use.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User
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01 Jun 2012   #319

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Taskmgr launches from Tasksched but no TM window opens at bootup

Hi. I followed all the instructions in this Tutorial. After booting up, I did not have a Task Manager window open. When I opened Task Scheduler, the listing for the Task Manager said it was successful and the task was running. When I manually opened Task Manager, it showed 2 instantiations of taskmgr.exe, one under SYTSEM (I assume that's the one Task Scheduler launched) and one under my user ID, which is of course the window I was looking at. I have tried numerous things. At this point, I have a Shortcut in my Startup folder. It refers to a .CMD file (it has also been named .BAT at some point but it fails to work just the same as either a .CMD or a .BAT) that consists of one line:

start taskmgr

I have a couple of other items in my Startup folder, including one for a different .BAT. They all start. Task Manager does not. If I go into the Startup folder after bootup & click the entry in the Startup folder, he said emphasizing that indeed this item is in the Startup folder, it launches Task Manager as an Administrator. (At least I got the part right about having the Shortcut run as an Administrator.). And it doesn't prompt me for the . . . what's it called? I'm a W7 newbie, less than a week . . . UAC. (So I also got the part right about changing the Local Policy for elevating without prompting. I'm the only user on this system & I've got every user, all one of them, defined as Administrator, and every Group, all two of them, defined as Administrators, with full permissions & my user ID owns the entire boot partition. Dangerous? Not so far. Talk to me in a year. )

I am at my wits' end. I have read a number of tutorials here (mostly an utterly wonderful site, by the way, congrats to all concerned) and with the help of those, I have changed my bootup image, my Start Menu Orb, my Start Menu icon, my Theme, and a number of other things major, minor, & cosmetic that I don't remember. This is the only task (so far) that I have not managed to successfully complete. So I finally broke down & registered so I could speak up. I sure hope somebody has some good ideas to help me.
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