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  • windows 7 profession / domain environment

    I have a new program that requires users to have admin rights.

    We do not allow end users admin rights.

    Is there a way to make this program run with admin rights but not give the user admin rights?

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:04 PM

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  • Hello,

    Well, you can try to add the user to the Power Users local group.

    Have you tried to add more permissions (Modify Permission for all folders and subfolders or even, for test purporses, Full Control) to the users on the application's instalation folder?

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:23 PM
  • Hi,

    No, in Windows Vista and later versions, permissions and rights have been removed from the Power Users group:

    Permissions and rights have been removed from the Power Users group in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028493/en-us

    This is also a secure concern for operating system.

    Regarding your question, you can use the ACT tool, you can shim the application not to require administrator rights:

    Understanding Shims

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd837644(v=ws.10).aspx

    Demystifying Shims - or - Using the App Compat Toolkit to make your old stuff work with your new stuff

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2011/06/17/demystifying-shims-or-using-the-app-compat-toolkit-to-make-your-old-stuff-work-with-your-new-stuff.aspx

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    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:06 AM
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    Monday, August 5, 2013 1:49 PM
  • I've never done shims, I'm very interested in this and would like to try it just not sure where to start. Does it change the .exe?
    Monday, August 5, 2013 5:54 PM