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Run a Program As A Standard Users With Admin Rights

The following will allow a program that requires admin rights to run by saving the admin credentials.

This will prompt you once for a password then stores its.

  1. Create a normal Short-Cut to application.exe on the desktop.
  2. Right-click the short-cut and select Properties.
  3. In the Target box, insert the following before the path to application.exe: runas /savecred /user:administrator 
  4. Double-click the new short-cut, and enter the administrator password.


Run a program as an admin for standard user

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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Currently the sole systems administrator for a local K-12 school district with 800+ staff and 5,500+ students. I support windows servers, Linux systems (FreeBSD and Ubuntu), along with vSphere (4 node cluster). 60+ virtual machines and 8 physical servers. This doesn't include my personal homelab.

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