Application needs Admin rights to run properly RRS feed

  • Question

  • My company is attmepting to remove admin rights from a majority of its XP SP3 users. One of our applications requires admin rights to function. Is there a way to allow an application to run with admin rights without the user having admin rights?

    The application is launched via IE but is a locally run application. (the application does run, however several of its functions will not work without admin rights). We think that we have found the files that require read/write capability, however I cannot seem to find how to allow these files (or the entire application) admin rights.

    I have spent much time researching this issue, it seems that it is not an uncommon situation.



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    • Moved by Peter Blackwood Friday, August 28, 2009 8:27 AM non-MSOS related (From:Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal)
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:10 PM


  • Unfortunately, this is the wrong forum.  I dont think I can even transfer you.

    Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905066.aspx 

    Yes, there are tools that will pinpoint your applications "security elevations" so that you can mitigate them.  usually it is fairly benign, such as the application writing to the root of the OS drive (something Windows cannot auto-mitigate). 

    Microsoft ships an ACT toolkit that will check for UAC problems that you can download from the link I just gave you.

    good luck!  I am sure there is a forum that will answer your question.  Here is one you might start with http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistaact/threads

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:29 AM