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How do I set a program to run with Administrator privileges?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mark F, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Mark F

    Mark F Flightless Bird

    How do I set a program to run with Administrator privileges?


    I know that I can turn off User Account Control (UAC) if I am running
    from an Administrator account, but then UAC if off until I turn it
    on.

    I want to flag a specific file as running with administrator
    privileges.

    It would be nice if the system monitored the file from then on to
    ensure that the contents didn't change.

    Two options are required:
    . File always runs elevated
    . file runs elevated if started by a user who has the privilege
    to allow running elevated. (It is up to me to make sure that
    I only use this "always run elevated" option on programs that
    make sure that they can't be tricked into using such elevated
    rights to access data that is not intended. This shouldn't
    be a problem since it is how things have worked since before
    1964.)


    (I've posted about this before, but I recently saw an article in
    a major computer magazine that suggests turning off UAC for
    your process if you want to be able to run a program with elevated
    privileges and not have to manually authorize it each time.)
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Mark F" <mark53916@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vq0cr51rcq4c1odp3qc47u4m0cmgoo0152@4ax.com...
    > This shouldn't be a problem since it is how things have worked since
    > before
    > 1964.)



    Typo? :)
     
  3. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Mark F" <mark53916@gmail.com> wrote in message news:vq0cr51rcq4c1odp3qc47u4m0cmgoo0152@4ax.com...
    > How do I set a program to run with Administrator privileges?
    >
    >
    > I know that I can turn off User Account Control (UAC) if I am running
    > from an Administrator account, but then UAC if off until I turn it
    > on.
    >
    > I want to flag a specific file as running with administrator
    > privileges.
    >
    > It would be nice if the system monitored the file from then on to
    > ensure that the contents didn't change.
    >
    > Two options are required:
    > . File always runs elevated
    > . file runs elevated if started by a user who has the privilege
    > to allow running elevated. (It is up to me to make sure that
    > I only use this "always run elevated" option on programs that
    > make sure that they can't be tricked into using such elevated
    > rights to access data that is not intended. This shouldn't
    > be a problem since it is how things have worked since before
    > 1964.)
    >
    >
    > (I've posted about this before, but I recently saw an article in
    > a major computer magazine that suggests turning off UAC for
    > your process if you want to be able to run a program with elevated
    > privileges and not have to manually authorize it each time.)


    You can't easily select one program to dodge UAC. There was a method I read
    about regarding Vista, but it involved downloading some sort of Microsoft
    developer software and creating a database of safe programs.
    As UAC regards Program Files as a sensitive folder you could try uninstalling your
    troublesome software and re-installing to C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
    That sometimes works but the real fix is to get the software updated to run with UAC.
     

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