Running an app in guest account which requires admin rights

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ganons, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. ganons

    ganons MDL Junior Member

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    Hi

    So on Win 8.1 and have a portable app I want a guest user to use but it asks for password every single time.

    1. Is it possible to change the permission somewhere so it wont prompt a password?
    2. If no the above, is there a third party app that can be used to give a specific app admin rights/or remove admin rights from it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    @Mr Jinje

    I think he want the opposite (rip admin rights of the app) :D
     
  4. ganons

    ganons MDL Junior Member

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    Basically have Photoshop cc installed and have 2 accounts on pc, admin and guest. When Im not around I want others to use Photoshop but no in admin account.

    So every time Photoshop is opened in guest account, even though it was installed in that account, it asks for password. So brings me back to the op

    1. Is it possible to change the permission somewhere so it wont prompt a password?
    2. If no the above, is there a third party app that can be used to give a specific app admin rights/or remove admin rights from it?
     
  5. WinterFox

    WinterFox MDL Junior Member

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    #5 WinterFox, Feb 19, 2014
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    Did you allow access to the scratch disk for the guest account?

    Or if you allowed access to a different drive set PS to use it in Edit>Preferences>Performance or make new small partition and allow access to it and set it as scratch disk or disable scratch disk in general
     
  6. SlimRock

    SlimRock MDL Senior Member

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    unfortunately, not possible with PAF/Portable format. I'll explain how PAF works. There seems to be a misunderstanding..
    PAF is considered Portable ..but when people think of Portable.. ThinApp or other similar products come to mind. ThinApp/Virtualization has it's benefits...But for these types of apps PAF is better because of how resource-intensive Photoshop is..PAF runs live/naturally, as if it was installed, on your machine..enabling it to see and utilize the PC's hardware..This is crucial for Photoshop which requires a nice amount of RAM and compatible Graphics Card for 3D functions..

    At Launch, PAF installs the required registry keys, imports the required files, where Photoshop expects it, then at exit cleans everything up..

    unfortunately running Portable Version of Photoshop is not possible with guest/standard account because Photoshop uses HKLM branch, and CommonFiles directory. So, Elevated Privileges are required in first place.
     
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  7. roonibrice

    roonibrice MDL Novice

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    #7 roonibrice, Feb 20, 2014
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    use take ownership registry works with it
     
  8. SlimRock

    SlimRock MDL Senior Member

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    can you take Registry ownership from Guest/Standard account without admin privileges? I doubt you can't? :eek:
     
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  9. roonibrice

    roonibrice MDL Novice

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    hehe i believe i can ;)
     
  10. SlimRock

    SlimRock MDL Senior Member

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    :rolleyes: plz care to elaborate? This is something new to me, I still wonder how you can take registry ownership for Guest/Standard account without having admin privileges (without entering Admin Password)?:eek:
     
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