Is it possible to run a program as "elevated" standard user in Windows 7? So if the user runs a program as if they were an “admin” their actions would be saved under their username—siuch as “Username”—instead of the general “admin” account.
Here are the details of what I am trying to do:
I’m guessing most who read the title would think “do you mean you want to run a program as (an) 'administrator' (account, or the built-in admin acc)?.”
Just want to point out that that’s not what I want to do. Yes, I’ve already checked most of the posts here. they all involve the usual “standard user MyAccount” and “admin user AdminAcc” for UAC prompts setup (only few enable the built-in admin).
I’ve noticed that running a program as administrator USER (not the built-in one, which I left disabled) not only runs the program as that user, it also saves the changes in THAT user’s account folder instead of the account folder of where it was ran.
So anyway, I'm in a single user environment which gets occasionally used by other people in the house who are prone to clicking those “you have won $9,999,999!” SPAM ads and obviously it resulted to malware galore so I reinstalled Windows 7.
On this previous setup running a program as administrator runs it under my user account and saves settings on my account folder. In this new setup, I have two accounts, one new created admin account “admin” and the default/primary created account “Username”, built-in admin disabled.
So when running programs that require run as admin, they prompt for admin password and are run as “admin” instead of “Username”, and the program saves its settings within “admin” instead of “Username.” I know this is how it works normally.
However, what I want is something like this: Run a program as administrator using the standard account “Username” so the program saves its settings on “Username.”
Is this possible or not? My current workaround is to simply change “Username” into “admin” then bulk install programs and change it again into standard user. This obviously means I can’t just leave the computer without changing it back to Standard User.
EDIT: I take it what I want to do is simply impossible? if so, what would have been a good setup? where there is one limited account for daily usage and one accound for installing stuff?