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As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my password to successfully play or install them. Blame /bin/SteamService.exe.

I came up with a solution: using RunAs to make Steam run as the admin user. But that is a potential security risk. So instead of that, I'm asking if is possible to do the following:

Hot to grant SteamService.exe high trust levels (or admin privileges) automatically when Steam calls it?

That way he can play and install games in Steam leaving the rest of the system alone. I don't mind if the user has to click "yes or no", but without prompt its better because some games asks every time they're executed.

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SteamService already runs using your LocalSystem account - you can check this by looking at the service properties in Control Panel-> Services under the Logon tab. So not sure how this will help solve your problem. –  Rex Dec 1 '12 at 19:00
    
In fact, this may be by design to allow the service to install software even if started by a user mode steam.exe process. –  Rex Dec 1 '12 at 19:13
    
Thought that it was the case, but it is not. Even if its working as a Service, Steam uses a parameter when runs SteamService.exe to install software. It's like calling a new instance of it. –  DarkGhostHunter Dec 1 '12 at 21:35

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I've noticed this is a game specific issue. I've seen this happen on Shogun 2:TW, Empire:TW, and Napoleon:TW. But not Dungeons and Dungeons: Dark Lord.

Perhaps it helps to know what games being used?

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Payday, and some others I can't remember. But hell, they play them all the time. –  DarkGhostHunter Dec 2 '12 at 4:13

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