Running as Administrator from Startup shortcut?  

  1. Posts : 470
    Windows 10

    Running as Administrator from Startup shortcut?

    Up until now one of my programs has always run on booting up. Its shortcut is in my Startup folder.

    I have now re-configured the shortcut to 'Run as Administrator', for all users. It works correctly when d-clicked manually. But it no longer starts on startup.

    Is that to be expected? (Perhaps because the UAC warning is triggered and obviously cannot be answered?) Can I work around it?

    It's no big deal to start it manually, but...

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2. Posts : 4,372
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2

    Try removing the shortcut from the Startup folder. Restart the computer.
    Then create a new shortcut of the program that is Run As Administrator, and save it to the Startup folder. Restart to test.
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  3. Posts : 5,478

    You can't run startup items as administrator without enabling the built in Administrator account.
    Can't run a shortcut in startup folder as administrator - Windows 10 Forums

    It is a (pretty sensible) security precaution.

    You can use task scheduler to launch a process at logon (How to run a program as an administrator at startup on Windows 10? - Super User) but only for that have no user interaction.
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  4. Posts : 470
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hmm - my brief note of thanks did not appear. Perhaps I should not have clicked 'Mark solved' first?
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  5. Posts : 66,488
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Terry, :)

    Another option would be to create an elevated shortcut using the method in the tutorial below, then move the elevated shortcut into your Startup folder.

    Create Elevated Shortcut without UAC prompt in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 470
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Brink. Isn't that that the same solution as lx07's, using Task Scheduler?
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  7. Posts : 66,488
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Not quite the same, but more detailed and versatile.
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