Standalone .exe utility programs that I have on my computer, when run from the Start menu using the Ctrl+Shift+Enter keyboard shortcut, do not as administrator. Instead, the program just runs without displaying the UAC prompt, and without elevated permissions.
Certain programs that are built into Windows, such as notepad.exe, do respect the Ctrl+Shift+Enter keyboard shortcut to run them as admin.
How can I get standalone .exe utility programs which display in the Windows Start menu as "Run command", not as "Desktop app", to run with administrator permissions when run from the Start menu with Ctrl+Shift+Enter?
Background / More Info
At first, I thought the problem was that the Ctrl+Shift+Enter keyboard shortcut to run a program as admin from the Start Menu wasn't working at all on my new PC running Windows 10.
After some experimentation, I noticed that Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run as admin does work for programs which are labeled in the Start Menu as "Desktop app", for example, "Notepad":
However, for a custom .exe utility programs which I'd copied directly onto my local drive without running an installer program, Windows 10's Start Menu labels as "Run command", and Ctrl+Shift+Enter does not run them as admin; it just runs them without a UAC dialog and without elevated permissions:
As noted above, what I'm after is to get installerless utility .exe programs like BoundsTest.exe to run as admin from the Start menu on a press of Ctrl+Shift+Enter, without having to resort to (slightly) more cumbersome means like right-clicking on the program and selecting "Run as administrator" (which does work).
So, how can I accomplish either or both of:
- Get Windows 10 to treat/recognize a given "Run command" program as a "Desktop app" program instead?
- Configure Windows 10 to allow Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run "Run command" programs as administrator?