Tuesday, May 26

Always Start an Application in Administrator Mode on Windows Vista

All shortcuts in Windows Vista have a special property that you can set that will allow the application to run as Administrator.

To set this property, just right click on any shortcut, and click the Advanced button on the Shortcut page to get to the Advanced Properties dialog.
Now you'll see a dialog with a check box for "Run as administrator" tick it and click ok.

From now on, the application will always run as administrator if you use the shortcut to launch it. (You'll still be prompted by UAC if you have it enabled).