Running Win7 Pro. I am Admin, have created User accounts for kids.
The specific program is Bandicam (screen recorder), needs admin rights- something to do with DirectX. Every time it is run, I get asked to enter my admin password- obviously not practical.
I do not want to disable UAC.
I'm not keen on the 'savecred' approach either- seems to defeat the purpose of a user account.
I thought this trail had promise: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/create-administrator-mode-shortcuts-without-uac-prompts-in-windows-vista/ but was not able to make it work:
- if I create the scheduled task in my Admin account, then create the shortcut in the User account, I see 'access denied'
- tried also to create the scheduled task in the User account, but get an error "Task Scheduler cannot create the Task. User account is unknown, password incorrect, or user account does not have permission to create the task."
Have not been able to find a resolution to this... Hoping someone might have a suggestion native to Windows.
Failing that, I found this- seems like it could work: http://www.wingnutsoftware.com/ Does anyone have any experience with 'EncryptedRunAs'?