Ok. I've been getting really frustrated with this. I've searched tons of sites, tested tons of methods and none work.
The task is a seemingly simple one, conceptually. I, as the administrator, want to give access to a specific user, with standard access, to a specific program. It should be easy, shouldn't it?
Here's what I tried part 1:
- I gave that user "full privileges" to the program's containing folder.
- Turned OFF/ON/OFF the Compatibility/Change settings for all users/Run this program as an administrator
- I even gave the user ownership of the entire folder.
None of that work. Always getting the irritating admin popup.
Here's what I tried, part 2;
- I tried the trick with the Task Scheduler. Added a task, pointing to the target program. Added a Trigger to launch automatically when selected user logged in.
- That didn't work. So tried another approach using New-EventLog and Triggering the Task from a custom Log entry. Failed as well.
Here's what I tried, part 3;
- Tried the : runas /user:MachineName\username /savecred Program.exe
- Getting "740: The requested operation requires elevation. "
- Tons of post on the web about this error.
- Tried a few group policy changes and none worked.
So, once again, I just spend an entire evening trying all sorts of different things to allow, as the administrator, 1 @#$%^ program to run on a basic account. Why is it ALWAYS so @#$%^#$^ complicated to do ANYTHING in Windows nowadays! This is a simple
requirement, which should have a simple solution!!
I run into these issues ALL THE TIME now. So frustrating!!
So now, I might have to give that user full admin privileges to run 1 freakin program! How secure is THAT!