Force asking to "Run as administrator"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Bob, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    I run Vista as non-administrator account. I just feel safer that way and I
    do not mind typing in administrator password when asked. Some applications
    fail to ask for administrator password and run fine but in a limited way.
    It takes me a while to figure that out that I am running it with limited
    privileges. I then have to save my work or document where I am and close
    the application. Then I have to right-click the application icon and click
    "Run as administrator". Is there a way to avoid this repeated action? I
    want to find a way to force asking for administrator password when I
    double-click the application icon.

    Is there a way to setup the icon on desktop or start menu to have it forced
    to ask for administrator password every time I double-click it to start the
    application? I always forget to right-click to "Run as administrator".

    Background info: I have a AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD(way bigger than
    I need) Acer computer (AM3100-U3201A) I purchased new February 2008 running
    32-bit MS Vista Home Premium SP2 box. I use MS auto updates. I think it
    has onboard shared memory for video and sound. My ISP is Comcast 12mbps
    with Motorola SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem direct to computer. No other
    switches or routers or wireless or phone line or any other networking
    hardware hooked up to this computer.

    Thanks for the help!

    Bob, Jan 15, 2010
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  2. Bob

    Dave Warren Guest

    Right click on a shortcut, go to Properties, then to Advanced, there
    should be an option to run as administrator.

    Once enabled, you'll be prompted before the app starts.
    Dave Warren, Jan 15, 2010
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  3. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Though a simple answer, SUCH A BIG HELP!!
    Thank YOU!!
    Bob, Jan 16, 2010
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