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Administrator rights for software in Standard account

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Administrator rights for software in Standard account


    Hi,

    I'm currently using Windows 8.0. Would like to check if it is possible to allow a particular software to be run as Administrator, even when I am using a "standard account", without the need to enter the administrator password everytime I open it? Essentially like making an exception to allow the software to make changes to system while in a standard account.

    Reason being, I am using a Standard account, but do not know the administrator password. But there is this particular program that I am required to use, but everytime I open it will prompt if I would like to Run as Admin. And if I click No to that, some functions will not be workable in the program.

    Please advise, thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello whoknew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could use the method below to create an elevated shortcut to allow a standard user to run a program as administrator.

    Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the advice.

    I have not tried it yet, but from the description this seems to be the solution I'm looking for.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Administrator rights for folders in Standard account


    Thanks Shawn,

    Your method worked. Appreciate the help.

    Would like to ask however, if this method works for folders too? For example if I want a particular folder, and any files inside the folder to be able to run as Admin without any prompt, while in a standard account, is this possible? (As compared to creating task for every file in the folder etc.)
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    I'm afraid that it only works with application files since only they can "Run as administrator" while folders can only be opened.
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Administrator rights for software in Standard account
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