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I'm having this problem with two programs: Visual Studio 2008 and Notepad++.

If I'm making a webpage and I add a debugger statement to the javascript, it opens up a prompt asking me if I want to debug. If I then click "new instance of VS2008", it will try to open it but fail and give me an error message. I think it's failing because I have the "Run as Administrator" checked and it couldn't prompt me when I open it like that. If I open it through windows it works.

In Notepad++ the problem comes from the context menu "Open in Notepad++"

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Disable UAC when debugging. –  Moab Sep 9 '10 at 1:09
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If you right click the shortcut to VS2008 and Notepad++ go to Properties > Advanced then check the box always run as administrator.

That should work, I had a similar problem with Wireshark

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Scrap that, I mis-read your question!! –  heisenberg Sep 7 '10 at 14:54
    
Don't feel too bad. I know the excitement of answering a question based on the title and then going back to delete it after reading the details. Often, the title is not worded correctly to describe the question. –  pattern86 Sep 8 '10 at 23:48
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I've never run into a situation with Visual Studio 2008-2010 where it needs to run as administrator for basic local debugging... that is true for web application and javascript debugging as well. It might be something else?

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Yeah, you're probably right, I shouldn't be trying to run it as administrator. I should be giving the account it's running under access to whatever files I need. –  Mike Blandford Sep 7 '10 at 15:17
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