We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

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

rjjacques
rjjacques asked
on
990 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi,

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.

Thanks
Comment
Watch Question
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 10 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE