I like to keep Process Explorer running full-time. I particularly like to use it to display several statistics (e.g.: Usage graphs for CPU, RAM, Network, GPU) in the system tray. However, some of these tray icons (as well as other Process Explorer functions I like having handy) require Administrator permissions to run.
I've tried setting Process Explorer to run as Administrator on startup, and minimize to the system tray, by configuring the following:
- In Process Explorer
- Hide When Minimized
- Allow Only One Instance
- Shortcut in Start Menu -> Programs -> Startup
- Run: Minimized
- Advanced: Run as Administrator
However, this causes one of the following:
- Process Explorer won't run on startup.
- Process Explorer will run on startup, but will require UAC response.
- Process Explorer will run on startup without UAC prompt, but without Administrator permissions.
My ideal solution would result in:
- Process Explorer runs on startup, with Administrator permissions.
- UAC response is not required to run Process Explorer on startup.
- On startup, Process Explorer will be minimized to the system tray.
- UAC can remain set at "Always Notify" and "Prompt for Credentials".
- No additional software installations required.
Is this possible?