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How to allow an application to run as administrator without prompting the user for username and password in Windows 7

rjjacques asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09

On Windows 7 Pro, I have a couple of applications that need to be executed under "run as administator" option (the apps work just fine then) and since I am logged on as an administrator, I only get a confirmation prompt asking if I want to allow the application to modify my computer, yes or no. I simply click Yes to proceed.

However, the computer is in a Windows 2000 domain (upgrading is not an option at this point in time) and we have several users (standard users on the Windows 7 station) that need to use these applications, but I do not want them to have local admin rights. Therefore, when they try to use the applications, they get prompted for an administrator username and password. Giving them this information is out of the question: that would allow them to make other modifications to the system, not just run these apps.

So, is there any way to allow these applications to run with some default administrator's credentials ? Having a prompt requesting the user to run yes or no the app is fine.

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