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On other applications you just right-click the application shortcut, select properties, select the compatibility tab, and then select the option to run as administrator.

However, these options appear to be grayed out and unselectable on IE.

Thanks in advance.

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This seems like a particularly bad idea. – edusysadmin Feb 17 '12 at 15:55
As Sara rightly says, don't do this. Do you have a related problem you're trying to solve? – John H Feb 17 '12 at 21:42
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Don't do this.

IE9 has taken many steps to be a more secure browser, and as such it shouldn't be run in Administrator mode, unless you're trying to resolve another particular problem.

If you look at the Compatibility Tab on the proper window it clearly states

Compatibility modes cannot be set on this program because it is part of this version of Windows.

So if you really wanted to change the Privilege Level you would have to circumvent some deeper in Windows.

You would be better off finding a work-around to the problem you think needs to be solved by always running in administrator mode.

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I don't think you're looking in the right spot.

Go to the Shortcut tab and click the Advanced... button:

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Then check the Run as administrator checkbox

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You will still have to confirm the privilege elevation every time you use the shortcut.

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Only works when launching the shortcut, not every time though – Canadian Luke Feb 17 '12 at 22:19

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