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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

25 Jul 2016   #210

Windows 10 Pro x64


Thank you for the useful tutorial!

I'm applying this to my brother's account successfully. However, one of his programs doesn't work well with this workaround. His games that require 'Run as Admin.." work well with the tweak but there is a software that follows the stock market, doesn't work correctly. It got elevated properly with admin right, and a login window appears for him to enter his trading credentials. After that, errors occur about certain files that couldn't be updated. After clicking ok several times to bypass those errors, the program exits itself.

Such errors wouldn't appear if I run it under an admin account or right click and hit "Run as Admin".

So I assume that this software runs some kind of update before launch. But why wouldn't it runs properly under runas.exe command while it's fine under other circumstances (right-click run as admin or under an admin account).

Then I was asking myself this question: whether there is a difference in the way programs got elevated by runas.exe and via GUI right-click "run as admin"

Any idea?

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25 Jul 2016   #211

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Naeco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the program opens other items that require UAC for run as administrator, then the elevated shortcut usually will not work since it doesn't affect these other items.
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25 Jul 2016   #212

Windows 10 Pro x64

Hey there Brink!
Thank for the quick reply!

Yes, my current assumption at the moment that runas.exe /user:PC\user /savecred program doesn't elevate program as good as right-click "run as admin". It doesn't make much sense though as I think it would give the same level of administrative access to the program so that it can run as it should.
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