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  • Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

    Is it possible to force an application to be run as administrator when first loaded and run?

    This is a bit difficult to test on my own PC's, but after creating an Install Package with the Runtime and Application files, the chap testing it for me tried to install and got the "Program may not have installed Correctly" error which I am presuming is because he didn't run it as Administrator the first time.

    Clicking the Icon brought up another error and I believe that is because it needs to be run first time as Administrator.

    Given that Win7 is the flavour of the month and geared for non techies, I'd like to simplify that part of the installation.

    Any ideas?
    Ted Giles
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    Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

    Ted, I hope not. I don't want any software to be able to silently grab administrator privileges.

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      Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

      Chicken! Where's your sense of adventure!

      Thanks Tom, it was a long shot so I'll put a "Read Me" in the installation instructions.
      While I've got you, where/how should I put a RT Licence Key straight into the Registry or even as a file. Mike suggested it but I cannot find the instructions in V9.
      Last edited by Ted Giles; 04-06-2011, 06:53 AM. Reason: Wrong Creditation
      Ted Giles
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        Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

        Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
        Is it possible to force an application to be run as administrator when first loaded and run?

        This is a bit difficult to test on my own PC's, but after creating an Install Package with the Runtime and Application files, the chap testing it for me tried to install and got the "Program may not have installed Correctly" error which I am presuming is because he didn't run it as Administrator the first time.

        Clicking the Icon brought up another error and I believe that is because it needs to be run first time as Administrator.

        Given that Win7 is the flavour of the month and geared for non techies, I'd like to simplify that part of the installation.

        Any ideas?
        see this:
        http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

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          Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

          Yep, got that one earlier John.
          It looks like I can't get around the Win7 restrictions for installation.
          Bit of a pain for new users who are afraid of computers anyway.
          Ted Giles
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            Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

            Ted,
            I found my v8 and v10 Runtime Documentation but no v9. The following is directly from the v10 Runtime Documentation which covers what you want to do. If you wanted to use the dialog box that comes up there is also a means in which to customize it in the instructions.

            Prompting for License Number
            Customizing the Dialog
            When a user starts the Runtime for the first time, a dialog box is displayed to prompt for the Runtime license number. (If the license number is found in the 'license.key' file in the Alpha Five Runtime Executable folder, the prompt is not displayed). The user enters the number which is then stored in the registry in the following key location:
            HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Software\Alpha Five 10.0 Runtime\USER
            When the user starts the Runtime subsequently, the prompt for the license number is not displayed.
            I wasn't going to post the actual reg key but have seen it on the board several times so I guess it is no biggie to do so once again.....anyone who wanted to find it would be able to download the Runtime instructions anyway and find out.
            Mike
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              Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

              Thanks Mike, much appreciated.
              Stan sent me the Registry check code and I got it working fine.
              Next problem is stopping the little tinkers running off with my software!
              Ted Giles
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                Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

                Next problem is stopping the little tinkers running off with my software!
                there is a lot wriiten on that one.

                tying the app to the username/computer name/etc is not enough. Has to be a registration key and must be tied to something on the computer?+date?+ + + + ??? My opinion.





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                  Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

                  Thanks Dave, I have been thinking about a reg key tied to a startup script.
                  Loads it first time then removes the script and key from the startup.
                  When run, if key not exist, no work.

                  I'll do some more research and try and form an opinion.
                  Ted Giles
                  Example Consulting - UK
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                    Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

                    Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                    Thanks Dave, I have been thinking about a reg key tied to a startup script.
                    Loads it first time then removes the script and key from the startup.
                    When run, if key not exist, no work.

                    I'll do some more research and try and form an opinion.
                    If anyone finds out where the key is by using a tracking program, they can just copy the key to another computer, copy the files (which no longer have the script) and away they go!

                    If you can find any way that gets around using either the computer name or hard drive serial number (both have pros and cons), let me know. I'll incorporate it into my AIMS Reg routines and give you a free copy.

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                      Re: Forcing "Run as Administrator" in Win7

                      You are on!
                      I'll let you have a free copy of my Project Tracker to see if you can bust it.
                      Contract here finishing this week, so I'll have a bit of time to concentrate on anything other than PayPal reconciliations, Privacy Impact Assessments and launching a new Pay to Browse service for the Records Office.
                      Ted Giles
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