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Windows Visa Windows 7 “Run as Administrator”

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008

 

Many applications restrict user access when not run in Administrator mode.

September 2010

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Overview

If a program that you are trying to run is giving you a Access Denied or No Permission type error, then running it as an administrator can usually give the program the permission it needs to run properly.

For applications like ACT! there are a number of functions where this can mean you do not receive an error

  • Creating new Users
  • Creating Remote databases
  • Backup and Restore
  • Registration

Option 1 - Using a keyboard shortcut

    Step 1. Press and hold the CTRL+Shift keys on the keyboard while opening the program.

    Step 2. If prompted by UAC, (User Account Control) then click on Yes to apply permission to allow the program to run with full permission as an Administrator.

    NOTE: If you are doing this is while logged in as standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to provide the administrator's password before the program will run as administrator.

Option 2 - Using a Context menu while opening program

    Step 1. Right click on the program shortcut or program .exe file, and click on Run as administrator.

    Step 2. If prompted by UAC, (User Account Control) then click on Yes to apply permission to allow the program to run with full permission as an Administrator.

    NOTE: If you are doing this is while logged in as standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to provide the administrator's password before the program will run as administrator.Go to the Support TAB

Option 3 - Using Compatibility Mode

    NOTE: This will allow you to always have the program run as an administrator when you open it.

    Step 1. Right click on the program shortcut or program .exe file, then click on Properties, and on the Compatibility tab. (See screenshots below)

    NOTE: If you are doing this while logged on as a standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to also click on the Change settings for all users button and type in the administrator's password.

    Step 2. To Always Run this Program as an Administrator -

      • Check the Run this program as an administrator box, and click on OK.

    Step 3. To Not Always Run this Program as an Administrator -

      • Uncheck the Run this program as an administrator box, and click on OK.

    Step 4. To Not Always Run this Program as an Administrator -

    Step 5. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes to apply permission to allow the program to run with full permission as an administrator.

    NOTE: If you are doing this is while logged in as standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to provide the administrator's password before the program will run as administrator.

Option 4 - Using Advanced Properties.

    NOTE: This will allow you to always have the program run as an administrator when you open it.

    Step 1. Right click on the program shortcut or program .exe file, then click on Properties, and on the Compatibility tab. (See screenshots below)

    NOTE: If you are doing this while logged on as a standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to also click on the Change settings for all users button and type in the administrator's password.

    Step 2. To Always Run this Program as an Administrator -

      • Check the Run this program as an administrator box, and click on OK.

    Step 3. To Not Always Run this Program as an Administrator -

      • Uncheck the Run as administrator box, and click on OK. (See screenshot above)

    Step 4. Click on OK.

    Step 5. Open the program.

    Step 6. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes to apply permission to allow the program to run with full permission as an Administrator.

    NOTE: If you are doing this is while logged in as standard user instead of an administrator, then you will need to provide the administrator's password before the program will run as administrator.

Option 5 - Create a Shortcut with elevated privileges.

This will show you how to create a elevated "Run as administrator" shortcut of any installed program in Windows using Task Scheduler so that it will not give you a UAC prompt for permission when you start it while still having UAC turned on.

Click on following link: How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt

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