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(Guide) Windows 8.1 Always run a given program as an administrator without prompt


In our environment we have set up a program which always needs to be run as an administrator using the Comparability setting in Properties. In Windows 8.1 even if you turn off the User Account Control notifications OFF it won't work. Every time I have to manually run a given program as an Administrator.



Below is the workaround to solve the issue,

1. Navigate to Control Panel->All Control Panel Items->User Accounts and Turn off the UAC as shown below,


2. Open Windows Power shell (open it as an Administrator) and Run below registry entry. Reboot computer to apply the registry settings.
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"


Now there is no need to run any application "as an administrator".