Windows 10: Run as Administrator greyed out on Shortcuts after Update

  1.    07 Sep 2016 #1

    Run as Administrator greyed out on Shortcuts after Update


    I had to reinstall some language packs and then reinstall my latest windows update so that it would fix the broken search, but now, in typical Windows 10 whack-a-mole fashion, I can no longer run shortcuts to .bat files as an administrator.

    I have a number of .bat files to do things like quickly reconfigure my network settings and I have made shortcuts to those .bat files and then used Properties > Shortcut >Advanced... to enable 'Run as administrator' so these shortcuts can execute the .bat files with elevated privileges. After this last update / debacle with the language packs, this feature is greyed out. Furthermore, I have no option to use the right-click 'Run as administrator..' options on the .bat files or their shortcuts.

    It is not systemwide. .exe files and shortcuts to .exe files seem to work fine. UAC is enabled and set at 'default' on my system.

    I ran sfc /scannow and had no issues reported.
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  2. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       08 Sep 2016 #2

    These problems can be hard to track down. Do you have a restore point to revert to a previously working state? If not, you could recover from backup if you have one or perform an in place repair install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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