Need to start software as admin at startup for normal user

Hi

I am looking for a seamless way to start a program at startup automatically for normal user as administrator in Windows 10 Pro so the user can interact with that software. The program in question is Hikvision CCTV software.

Thanks in advance,
Kind Regards,
Tom
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McKnifeCommented:
That is not possible in a secure way. If security matters, don't use that software but instead some software that does the same without needing admin permissions.

There are 3rd party tools to make that possible, yes, but those are either insecure (like runasspc or cpau) or expensive (like beyond trust powerbroker).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you run this software as a service?  That can be done securely. Otherwise, as McKnife notes, change your software.

Other that a limited number of specialized hardware programming machines, we have no software across hundreds of client machines that needs admin authority to run.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
at startup automatically for normal user as administrator

Use Task Scheduler.
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Tom SkowyrskiAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome.
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McKnifeCommented:
Sorry, why are you closing without even verifying? The selected solution does not apply. Services cannot be interacted with. Task scheduler can't be interacted with if the task is started as another user? You should request attention and reopen this question. There's a link "request attention" on top.
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Tom SkowyrskiAuthor Commented:
1. You confirmed what I already know.
2. I know a software which allows to run programs as service.
3. I used Task Scheduler in the past.
4. I know that if it is started as administrator then users won't be able to interact with it as I have the same issue with TeamViewer remote access when people do not run it as administrator and vice versa.
I already talked to my customer and we will login to the website to view CCTV instead.
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McKnifeCommented:
Well, there is a secure solution, I named it, it's powerbroker by beyond trust. The other suggestions are clearly not applicable - not task scheduler nor services. I simply wanted to know why you selected those as solutions.
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Tom SkowyrskiAuthor Commented:
I do understand your thinking and you are correct: yours was the only correct answer. The reason why I selected others was that I was thinking of running CCTV software which would show live footage for the users but the users would not be able to interact with it. I understand that I did not clarify it when selecting the solutions.
To clarify:
1. McKnife's solution was the only one fully answering the question and fulfilling the criteria: powerbroker by beyond trust so the user can interact with the software when ran as administrator at startup.
2. Running the software as service or with task scheduler as administrator will allow user to view the live footage displayed in CCTV software but not to interact with it.
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McKnifeCommented:
2. is wrong. Task scheduler will not make this possible, but insteas the process will start invisible. Try it.
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Tom SkowyrskiAuthor Commented:
Thank you for pointing that out. I did not know that. I am taking that back then.
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