Defaulting Applications to run as Administrator

August 21 | By Tracey Brinkman

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By Ryan McBee

As you well know, working with Windows 7 can be difficult sometimes. We were recently working on a SQL SSRS 2008 R2 project and kept running into the error message that read:

User ‘Domain\User’ does not have required permissions. Verify that sufficient permissions have been granted and Windows User Account Control (UAC) restrictions have been addressed.

We followed the steps to add users to the SSRS site, but SSRS would only run in Windows 7 when we ran Internet Explorer as administrator.  Since it isn’t recommended to adjust the Windows User Account Control settings, we gave network engineer, Chris Atzinger, a call. He taught us a very cool configuration tip which allows an application to always “run as administrator”.

The configuration change is very simple and will work on applications other than Internet Explorer.  Here are the 3 steps we followed:

1)      Right click on the application icon

2)      Click the advanced button

3)      Then check the box to run as administrator

This quick trick definitely helped us. We hope it helps you as well!