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I installed a program on a windows 7 and will only run if i'm logged as an administrator. I gave the other users all right to the folder where the program resides.  The icon for the program has a adminitrator icon shield. When I execute the program I get the message program need to make changes to computer and will as for admintrators permissions. Is there any other way to let other user run program without giving the administrator's right to the computer?
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It depends on the application.

Some apps are poorly written and want to make changes to operating system files and registry keys.

You might look into something like BeyondTrust.
http://www.beyondtrust.com/Products/PowerBroker-Desktops-Windows-Edition/
It integrates with Active Directory and works as a Group Policy.
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You can try this.  

1.On the Start menu, locate the program that you want to always run as an administrator.
2. Right-click the application’s shortcut, and then click Properties.
3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
4. Do one of the following:

To apply the setting to the currently logged-on user, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK.
To apply the setting to all users on the computer and regardless of which shortcut is used to start the application, click Change Setting For All Users to display the Properties dialog box for the application’s .exe file, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK twice.
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You could use LUA BugLight and Process monitor to determine what the application is attempting to access.

Then you could give full permissions to only those areas.
You can also check the Application Compatibility Toolkit.

LUA Buglight
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaron_margosis/archive/2009/11/03/luabuglight.aspx

Winternals Process Monitor
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb795533

Application Compatibility Toolkit
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7352
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Here's a good tutorial on giving standard users admin priviledges for certain applications:

http://www.7tutorials.com/how-run-programs-administrator-windows-7
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