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Questions tagged [elevation]

The act of running a process or script with higher usage rights (e.g. Administrator account).

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Does porttalk work in Windows 10?

Porttalk is a driver that enables applications to access hardware's I/Os directly, like it was possible in Windows 98. Porttalk consists basically of two files: porttalk.sys: The actual driver ...
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Is there a way I can make a shortcut itself execute a program as Administrator

Backstory: I have an older Windows 10 PC that I use for some testing. It's always been clean of malware but it gets slower after it's been on for a while. Some of the programs I use on it take a ...
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On Windows 10 global hotkeys of nonelevated apps do not work from elevated apps

I run some apps on startup like Greenshot, Winamp, that have registered global hotkeys. But these hotkeys do not work in apps that I run with Administrator privileges, so to use hotkeys I first need ...
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Windows Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: runasinvoker works when started by the toolkit but not when imported [duplicate]

I have composed a fix for an x64 program under Windows7. It's really simple, it should start the app with "runasinvoker" rights. When testing with the toolkit (clicking on the fix in the left pane, ...
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How to make a generic keyboard's media keys work when an elevated program has focus?

My keyboard is a Logitech Wave, it uses the generic keyboard drivers on Windows 7. When I have an elevated command prompt (or any other elevated program) in focus, my media keys don't work. Is there a ...
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How can I keep the working directory of the invoker (outer) batch file, for the invoked (nested/inner) batch file?

Let me explain what did I mean. I run cmder.exe (via init.bat) inside a cmd.exe console window. See the attached GIF. For this purpose I wrote a little batch script cmr.bat shown below. It does work ...
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Grant Standard user to run one EXE file as an Admin using GPO

I have a domain in Server 2008 where we use a certain program which updates periodically. The domain users do not have any kind of Domain admin or local admin privileges. I would like to create a GPO ...
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Drag and drop (or copy/paste) into Program Files in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I would like to move a folder from Downloads into Program Files. It used to work in older Windows versions (e.g. 7), but I can't do it in Windows 10 (Version 1607). I tried the following, it always ...
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How to run batch file elevated if I know the password?

How can I run a batch file using an elevated account without the UAC dialog popping up, If I know the password for the account I am trying to use? I am looking for a pure batch/powershell answer, if ...
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Elevation: Accquiring the Admin Token in Administrator vs Standard Accounts in Windows

I've recently been confused by how UAC works between Standard accounts and Administrator accounts, As we all know, when UAC is turned on, UAC allows Standard Accounts or Administrator accounts in ...
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How to display kernel times and Admin processes in Windows 10 taskmanager?

I noticed that comparing to Windows 7, a lot has changed in taskmanager. There are mainly two features I am currently missing: 1.) show kernel times - was present in Win7, is now missing, why? 2.) ...
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“Yes” is disabled in Windows 10 elevation dialog

I can't elevate to administrator on my installation of Windows 10. When I try, I get the normal message: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC? There is a "Yes" button and a "No"...
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Why does the Windows Experience Index assessment require elevation?

What does the assessment do that can't be done under standard (limited) user permissions? And if the action(s) that necessitate elevation were allowed to be run by a standard user without elevation, ...
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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“Run as administrator” failing without message on Windows8.1, but “Run as different user” and consecutive “Run as administrator” working

Run as administrator now is broken the second time for me again after recreating user account locally. Neither on the command line nor via the context menu I can run as programs as an administrator ...
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Run un-elevated command from an elevated prompt?

Is it possible to run a command without elevated privileges from batch file that was run with elevated privileges?
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Check for elevation at command prompt [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a way to authoritatively show whether a command prompt is running elevated or not, from the command prompt (CMD.exe), on a stock Windows installation. Most methods I've seen rely on ...
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How can I tell if my script is being run in elevated mode?

This is mainly to change the prompt for elevated shells in Cygwin. I need to know a fast command of either Windows or Cygwin that tells me whether i'm elevated in Windows 7.
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Query regarding UAC and editing files in Windows system folders

If I try to edit a text file in a system folder such as Program Files or Windows with Notepad (or an image with Paint, or... you get the idea) and then save it I get an "Access denied" error. Now I ...
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Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges?

Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges? As in, in Nautilus, when I open a .run installer and it requires root, can I have it automatically burst an ...
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How can I force elevation when working with security tab of file/folder properties in windows 7/2008?

In Windows 7 and above (maybe Vista), UAC comes to play when trying to assign permissions to files and folders via the security tab in file/folder properties. If I am a member of local administrators ...
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Problems elevating permissions while running a batch (CMD) file

I’ve put together a batch (CMD) file that we use to check various things on select servers. What is posted below is almost everything (minus sensitive info). If launched with the proper command line,...
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Find Out the TrustLevel of a Running Process

I can run processes with a specific TrustLevel like this: RunAs /TrustLevel:0x20000 process.exe But, how do I find out the TrustLevel of a process that is already running? Is there any app available ...
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Run process which “requires” elevation as non-elevated process or make it “think” it's “elevated”?

I have application which I don't want to tamper with my system settings, they require me to run them as administrator but I don't want that. I am 100% sure the applications will work without elevated ...
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Generic way to allow drag and drop to an elevated process? [duplicate]

On Windows 7 (and I think also Vista) an elevated process will not by default accept items dragged and dropped onto it. I have a few programs which I have to run elevated, which is nicely accomplished ...
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I get no elevate dialog anymore

Whenever I launch a program, try to save files in 'C:\Program Files' and more, I don't get the Administrator Privileges dialog anymore. (Started about a month ago) I can't run the chrome flash plugin ...
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Current user (not admin) appears in “Run as Administator”

When I try to run some program as administrator, I always get dialog box asking me to choose user and type password. But I also get it with normal user, say, George. Moreover, I have logged in as ...
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Is there a tool that will automatically fix programs requesting elevation when they don't need it

I have heard of the external manifest trick to get programs not to ask for elevation when they really don't need it. Is there a program that will automatically modify or add a manifest to an ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager without elevating?

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the task manager ran non-elevated, and you didn't face a UAC prompt unless you chose "View Processes of All Users". In Windows 8 Preview, out of the box the Task ...
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Start elevated command prompt in %UserProfile% directory by default?

When I start an elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the initial directory is the %SystemRoot%\system32 directory. This is the default Windows behavior, and is not a problem ...
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How to deny elevation to a program?

Does Windows have an "automatically deny elevation request" list? If a user is a "standard user", it is possible to have Windows automatically deny any elevation requests by changing the ...
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Windows Task Manager: How to see elevation status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions? Windows 7 Task Manager, Processes tab. When I run a programm, batch ... elevated (run as ...
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I want to make an item on a Windows 7 Jump List run as administrator

Only occasionally I have to open a Visual Studio project with a VS instance running under admin. This is a little inconvenient because I can't use the short-cut for that project in the VS Jump List. ...
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How do I use RUNAS with the Administrator account disabled in Windows 7

My user account is an administrator account (well in the Administrator group technically). As I understand this I am always running in the standard user context except when elevation is required, ...
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Is there a way to extract elevation data from Google Earth?

I'm searching for a way to get "elevation" data from Google Earth maps in a file and then to do level curves. Do you know one?
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How do I easily elevate when running a .jar file?

When trying to run an installer Jar file, I am getting an error saying that write access is denied to create a directory under the Program Files folder. Right click -> Run as Administrator is not ...
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Force running a program as non-administrator in Vista

I've just installed, on Vista 32-bit, a program which in my opinion shouldn't require administrator rights. It's not installed in a system directory, and its purpose shouldn't obviously require any ...
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Windows 7 - Opening files from Windows Explorer with Elevated Permissions?

I've just started using Windows 7 and am instantly finding one aspect pretty annoying. When I open certain files from Windows Explorer / Windows Search results etc then I then cannot save them as it ...
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Install Office software on a standard user account automatically

If I know the Administrator account name and password on a Windows 7 computer, would it be possible to create an Office 2010 install CD that would "silently" install Office 2010 on a standard user ...
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Using Command Prompt arguments to run a file (with arguments) as an administrator?

I am making the menu items called Lock for Microsoft's BitLocker. I've got it all right up to one point: locking HDD partitions requires administrator privileges. How do I use process paths or CMD or ...
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Starting an elevated command prompt from a folder's context menu in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way to get right-click “Open command window here” with admin priveleges in Windows 7 Windows 7 will display an 'Open command prompt here' context menu item ...
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How to run a command as administrator in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: is there any ‘Sudo’ command for windows ? I want to run a console program in Windows, but it required administrative privileges. So, I can right click the command ...
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Run program as admin without entering credentials? (Automatic Win7 elevation)

I'm working on my systems without admin rights, but I'd like to start sysinternals process explorer as full admin to have some debug access on my machine. Right now I run procexp.exe with parameter /...
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Cannot 'run as administrator' from desktop shortcuts in Windows 7!

On my Windows 7 system I can select a program shortcut in the start menu, right click on it and select 'Run as administrator'. I then get the confirmation prompt and the application starts up with ...
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How to access network shares from an elevated process in Windows 7?

With UAC set to the Default level, it is not possible in Windows 7 to access mapped network folders from an administrative command prompt or any other elevated process. This leads to unwanted errors, ...
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Allow Standard user to run program requiring UAC elevation

I need a standard or limited Windows 7 user to be able to run an application (Fallout Mod Manager) which requires UAC elevation. I've tried the Application Compatibilty Toolkit, but that did not work ...
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How to tell Windows 7 that an application does not need to run with admin rights? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent elevation (UAC) for an application that doesn't need it I am using an application that was written before Windows Vista/Windows 7. Windows has decided that the ...
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How can to manually change the default (suggested / favourite) users of the Windows UAC dialog?

Whenever I want elevated rights (via the Windows 7 User Access Control dialog), I need to input the [LaptopLocalName]\administrator. Because the user is in the domain, you cannot even just type ...
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Vista Command Prompt: Elevated

What command can I use to confirm that I am running the command prompt elevated and what command can I use to force a program to run elevated from the command prompt?
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How can I get the UAC/elevation prompt to remember my local username?

I want to be able to run as a non-admin domain account for normal work and be prompted for elevation when needed. This is fine when not in a domain as the elevation prompt remembers my user name and I ...