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I have an application that will not run properly unless I run as administrator. However the user that I want this to run needs to be logged in as a user (not admin). I do not want to hand out the admin password. How can I lock in the admin as the user of the .exe file when I launch it?

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  • danderson986 Jun 03, 2010

    Thanks for your assistance



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You can do this in two ways, but it would be much better for me if you let me know the Operating System Type (Windows or Mac or Linux or Windows XP or Vista etc..). First, log in using your password to your account and create another account with "Limited" account type. Log off and check if that user can still access the program or not. Let's try the next step using gpedit.msc after this.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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  • danderson986 May 28, 2010

    Sorry, thought was obvious by Run As mention. Windows XP.
    The program that I am running will run as the user but there is a point where it calls Adobe to present the report. I get an error that the software is not installed. When I run this as local admin or network admin, I do not get this message and the report will load. The Tech Support for the company who writes the software cannot figure it out either. It is not a file permissions issue since the user has admin rights and file rights. It has to do with running the executable or something like that. that is why if I right click on this and run as an administrator it works, but it does not keep the password and I dont want to give out the password.

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    Lebanon Raingam May 28, 2010

    If the User Rights permission is not set from the Server, then you can easily solve it. But if it was set from the Server, then I don't think it'll go easy since the Server Administrator will have to assign the rights to the particular user. I think you have multiple users on your system, again follow these instructions,
    Right click on the My Computer - Manage - on the "Computer Management" window click Local Users and Group (+ snap in to expand) - User - and again on the Right pane select the user you want to assign the permission - double-click the user and click on the "Member of" Tab - Add - Advanced - Find Now - from the lists available highlight the "Administrator" and - Ok - Ok and close the Computer Management Window. Log off and again log in using the user whom you'd just assigned the rights and check if it works or not.

    If this doesn't fix, please let me know, we need to follow up another measures. Good luck.

  • danderson986 May 28, 2010

    This has already been done. The local user is part of the administrators group. I know this seems really crazy that it does not work. The only way I have got it to work is to run as administrator. I know that this should not be required due to adding the person to the administrators group, but it does not fix it.
    So, if there is a way to hard code the user who is launching the application.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam May 28, 2010

    How about from the Server? Are the other users also a part of the domain? If so do it from the Active Directory Services.

    One last reason is that, at the time of installation, you might have set "Only for this user", if this is true, you cannot disable it unless you reinstall the program. Anyway, I am still waiting for your action, otherwise i would not feel comfortable without a problem being solved.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam May 28, 2010

    I am sorry, i need to retire, for few hours now, i'll be back in the in the morning at 6 IST (current time 1:50 am). If you can't solve it, just leave me the posts here, i'll definitely help you on this. Good luck and once again thank you for visiting FixYa.

  • danderson986 May 28, 2010

    This program is run locally on each users box. It is not a domain program.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam May 29, 2010

    This becomes a kind of strange mystery. Well let's try one more last time using the registry. Open the Registry Editor (Run and type regedit), expand the
    again navigate to "Hkey_Classes_Root - .exe -Shell" and open the "(Default)" and check if there's any value which has been set, if so delete it and leave it blank and click Ok (note that when you do this, don't expand the "shell" snap-in).

    Next open the "Command Prompt" - type "Cd\" (make sure it's the Root Directory which is C drive) and type "REG DELETE HKCR\exefile\Shell\ve
    and hit Enter and check after you log off and log in again.
    This is the last tips I can offer you. I hope this will fix the problem. Once again Good luck. Thank you for using FixYa.

  • danderson986 May 30, 2010

    I am not sure what we are trying to fix with your last comment. I have told you that part of the program will not load properly unless the user is an administrator. It runs perfectly when the user is an administrator. I do not want to give them the password. In the settings they are listed as an admin, but that does not seem to work. My question was how to run a program as an admin by hardcoding the password as it applies to just that program.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam May 30, 2010

    Sorry, if you can't get that, i can't help you on this, actually it's to be done from the registry editor and from the command prompt. I wish i can personally do it for you, but what can i do. Anyway I admit that I can't help you further with your problem, please open this question to another expert. Good luck. Thanks for using FixYa.



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Check is the user u have logged in has the administrator rights.
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