Windows 7 Enterprise edition has an application installed that worked in XP just fine, but on Win7 requires to be run as admin. Users cannot run application, how do I install this application to run in Windows 7 like it does in XP? The program works when using admin credentials.

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As you know, Win7's default permissions on both file and registry are much, much tighter than XP's were. Using your favoured process watcher, you need to locate the areas to which the application requires write access and use either the LockPermissions/LockPermissionsEx table [shudder] or your favoured ACL-setting tool to set the required permissions.

Answered 01/30/2014 by: VBScab
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  • Yes, I am aware how Win7 likes to be about that kind of stuff. I had Granted the user account full control of the folder of the application and of the .bat that is used to launch the application. Set the registry to allow that application to always run as admin, but I believe something is overriding it. So you think I could assess that in LockPermissions manger?
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It's also possible to configure the application to always run as administrator, using the compatibility tab in the properties dialog box for the shortcut. You can get the details, along with the limitations here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff431742.aspx

Answered 01/30/2014 by: bobcrosley
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  • Yeah I wrote a .reg file that does this, because GPO does not allow this. However I think it might be being overriden, What does installing as invoker do? I am a little confused on that, any ideas?
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this is a common problem...dell has a product called privilage manager that solves this issue on a enterprise level.

http://software.dell.com/products/desktop-authority-management-suite/#

go to resources...

Answered 02/01/2014 by: hmoore
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  • Thanks, but this software would not be approved in my environment. I will have to get this working another way :(
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I've had similar problems with apps on Win7 and I've used Microsoft's Application Compaibility Toolkit to create a shim. This will allow you to do a lot of fixing to get apps to run on W7, especially the RunAs Admin problem.  You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=7352. There's a link to documentation at http://www.itninja.com/link/microsoft-application-compatibility-toolkit-act-version-5-6 which was posted by jagadeish which has helped me a great deal.

 

Answered 02/03/2014 by: olditguy
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