How to lock-down workstations that require local admin rights for main office sql app?

we run an application that requires local administrator rights.  It's a sql based application.  Our server is 2012 Standard.  The software vendor who supports this application is no help with this problem.  How do we lock-down the workstations and still allow this sql-base program to work?

Not only does the program have to run in compatibility mode- "run as administrator, the local user must be admin rights

the workstations are windows 7
geek3Asked:
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R. Toby RichardsConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
I can usually get around this problem by granting "Users" modify rights to the program's folder under the "Program Files" directory and granting "Users" full control rights to the program's registry entries under HKLM\Software. If that doesn't do it, then use Procmon to discover what files and/or registry entries show "Access Denied" when you run the program as a regular user.
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McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Only third party applications can help you, try powerbroker by beyondtrust.
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geek3Author Commented:
Thank you, I'll try and get back with what worked.
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McKnifeCommented:
Since one or the other would solve it, I vote for a split.
Either it can be overcome by adjusting access rights, or it can't, and then powerbroker is the state of the art solution.
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geek3Author Commented:
I decided to split the points between the two answers; I consider the best answer the non-third-party solution, however there probably are situations where you would have to use a piece of software (  to purchase PowerBroker you have to purchase a minimum of 20 users @$37.00)
thanks to all
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