Programs that require administrator access


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    Programs that require administrator access


    I have a program (game) that I wish to allow a child to run but it requires administrator access to run the program. I don't particularly want to be required to walk over and type in the password every time the child wants to run the game, but I also don't want to give the child blanket administrator access to the computer through their account or giving them the administrator password. With Windows 7 you could use shims to solve this problem (and I did under Windows 7) is there a similar method to solve this problem with Windows 10?

    I'm not an expert in shims, I knew just enough to get things going in Windows 7, but it seems like the shims interface I have installed in Windows 10 was really meant for Windows 7 and doesn't seem to work properly. I could give an example if needed but it's quite possible I'm barking up the wrong tree using shims in Windows 10, maybe there is a more elegant solution.

    I've been searching and I only find information about Windows 7 solutions to this problem. Nothing specific to Windows 10.

    Help would be greatly appreciated, be it a general solution or just a point in the right direction.
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    I am beyond this with my boys, but I solved it under WinXP by providing a specific login for that game that had administrative access but was so stripped down the boys didn't know it, plus the wallpaper said "for that game only" and that was the only icon available. I probably "broke" other things as well.

    Not the best solution, but a compromise.
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