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You're probably going to say DUPE! but that question's answer is specifically for a batch file command while mine isn't

I have a domain that is running a program on all computers (Win7 and XP). In order for the Windows 7 systems to run the program properly, they have to "run as an administrator". Since these workstations are connected to a domain, that means that an admin has to be able to enter his/her credentials in order to run that program. All users need to be able to access this program, and I really don't want to grant ALL users in the domain admin access. Is there a way to run a single program as an admin without entering admin credentials?

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Do they need admin to the Windows 7 computer or the server? Is it really the program (executable) or folder(other resource) they need access to as admin? –  N4TKD Sep 28 '11 at 21:37
    
I've added the users as admins on local computer. I don't want to add them as admins on domain. @JohnDR –  KronoS Sep 28 '11 at 21:40
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Take the time to figure out why that program needs admin access, modify the filesystem, registry, and other acls to permit the program to run without being admin. –  Zoredache Sep 28 '11 at 21:46

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The Encrypted RunAs utility that I mentioned in the answer to that question will also allow you to create a shortcut that runs the program. (DUPE!! Sorry, had to say it.)

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If you know what resources the program requires, you can grant permission for each of those resources to be used by "Users". Generally, this is:

Folders:
C:\Program Files\Manufacturer\Application
C:\ProgramData\Manufacturer\Application
Registry:
HKLM\Software\Manufacturer\Application

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