Admin rights for a single program to standard user

pnpatel11

New Member
Hi,
We have installed a SmartMusic program for my son's Trumpet practice.

However, it runs on his user login, only if I grant him admin rights.

I do not want to grant him admin rights to the laptop, but cannot find any way to grant just that particular program to run as admin on his login...

Can someone help? Its a Vista Home version of Windows...
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Welcome
You can give this a try and hope. The run as adminstrtor feature was put there by the software and not Vista.
You can turn off the UAC
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/48893-user-account-control-uac.html

Then right click on the software, probably properties, then advanced (or compatibility tab). In Compatibility or advanced tab. check run as administrator
Let me know how that works.

When you right click on the software, type in the software name in the search function by stat button, and then right click when it pops up. Do not click on any shortucuts.

For smart music rather than advanced, it might be under compatiblity tab.

If you do disable UAC, all Administrator users must exercise caution. The UAC is a warning that changes will be made to the system and not just to user account
 

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nostaw5

"POW" Ur dead
Power User
what you can do is right click on the program shortcut on your sons desktop OR go to program files and right click the .exe and click properties. Then go to the security tab and navigate to group or user names and click your sons. then click "to change permissions" click edit. Check the boxes that come up:

Full Control (not of the computer but the .exe so he can use it.)

hope that helps.
 

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