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I currently have two user accounts. One is the administrator account (password protected) which i use to install programs. The other account is power user which i use regularly.
Today i had to connect a new usb device and Windows says that the power user account does not have enough rigths to do that.
Is there a way i can manage power user rights so i can add new devices?.
One last question.
To use that device i need to run an application that only runs if i'm logged as administrator. Is there a way i can "give" this program administrative rights?.

Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by Diego8, 22 January 2007 - 02:46 PM.

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One last question.
To use that device i need to run an application that only runs if i'm logged as administrator. Is there a way i can "give" this program administrative rights?.

Right click the program or shortcut and choose Run As. Enter the administrator's username and password. See this link for more information: http://www.microsoft...s.mspx?mfr=true
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OK. Sorry i did not explain well. The thing is that this program will be used by someone that shouldn't know the password (and is better if he/she does not)
What i'm trying to do is to run that program as administrator but without typing the password every time. I mean, typing the password once and that it gets saved or telling Windows that this program should always run with administrative rights.
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Okay. Try setting up a scheduled task to run that program, run once, with the administrative username and password. I've tested this on my workstation and when I signed in as a different user, that task was there. To run a scheduled task on-demand, right click the task and choose Run.

Does that help?
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Thanks LindaGail a lot for your help but i decided to make my own program that uses the runas command. This way the user runs it as any other program, from the start button.
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