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Is it possible to run a desktop shortcut with admin rights in windows 7.?

The desktop shortcut is pointing to a .vbs placed in the C Drive. it have couple of msi uninstallation and instalaltion...So every time I run the shortcut, UAC window is poppingup.

Is there any script which we can add in the vbs, to run it with admin rights...
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Hi Anphi,

You can try this ,

Go to Properties of the shortcut that you have created , In Compatiblity menu you can find a option for run the program as administrator.
Answered 11/13/2011 by: mahendraKumar
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Hi Mahendra,

Thanks for the response...

I was basically looking for a script to achieve this..and I was able to achieve this using the script below..

If WScript.Arguments.Count = 0 Then
Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
oShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", "path of the vbs" & " *", , "runas", 1
End If
Answered 11/14/2011 by: anphi
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Try to add path to this vbs file in registry
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers"
Name =path_to_file
Answered 11/15/2011 by: Bula
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Hi Bula,

I tried this step in couple of machines...but the shortcut is prompting for the UAC again..:(
Answered 11/18/2011 by: anphi
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Can I suggest you do some reading on UAC?
Answered 11/18/2011 by: VBScab
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