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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.


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