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Any way to Auto Elevate software automatically in Windows 7 UAC?

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I have an application that flat out will not run on Windows 7 unless UAC is turned off or if we give the user an administrator username and password on their computer.  Is there a way to add this application to an "Exception list" so that it is automatically elevated without the user getting a prompt?  I can tell you that we will not be giving them access to an administrator account and we would prefer not to turn off UAC if at all possible.  
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Ravi Agrawal

8/22/2022 - Mon

I presume this is a commercial product... not something that you've developed in house.   If so, then you're kinda stuck.   Particularly if you don't plan to give the user access to an administrator account.
Yeah, I've seen a few "wrappers" around the Run As Administrator feature that embed the Admin ID and password an an executable that subsequently launches the target app, but I really wouldn't recommend them.

Actually this is something that was created by Oracle.  The only problem is they was nerly $15000 to fix the application so that it will run on Windows 7.  I read somewhere that if I was to create a scheduled task and elevate the permissions in the task that this would work.  Any feedback?

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Ravi Agrawal

Does selecting "Run as administrator" in the file properties sheet work for you or it is not a viable option here?

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William Peck

yes, "Run as administrator" is an option and we have tried that.  UAC still pops up asking for credentials
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