From time to time, you may run into the problem that a program you have installed as an administrator will not run as a non-admin.
Some of the problems that you are likely to experience are:
- When users try and install software on their machine, the install will usually fail with an error of some sort.
- When users try to adjust the Date and Time in Control Panel, they get a dialog box saying they don’t have sufficient privileges to do so.
- When users try and configure Power Options in Control Panel, they can change the setting in the GUI but when they click OK to apply changes they get an Access Denied message.
- When users want to share a folder on their machine so another user can access their files, they can’t because there is no Share tab on the properties sheet for the folder they want to share.
Some programs will need to run in administrator mode for them to function properly. And it may be hard to remember which of those programs should run in administrator mode in order to utilize all of the features. To avoid this, you can make any programs to run always in administrator mode without the need to every time right-click on the program and then choose “Run as administrator”.
But if you install the program for others to use, and you don’t want to give them Admin rights or privileges, how do you do this? Try these simple steps. Click start, and select the program that you want to run with admin privileges.
Next select the compatibility tab.
Select the privilege level. Click Apply and OK. This program will now run under the administrator account, without having given the user any special privleges or rights.
Troubleshooting and administrative maintenance will not be needed in this case, and the admin also does not need to keep tabs on which programs are running under the “run as” operation.