Monday, May 25, 2009

Running Elevator under normal user

As you maybe remember, some time ago I created small utility (proof of concept) called Elevator that allows you to

  • elevate program seamlessly (without UAC prompt) using context menu
  • create shortcuts that will run programs elevated automatically

Even though it was POC, I received tons of comments and feedback. There is however one question that keeps repeating – Why it doesn’t work under regular user account?

Well, answer is simple and very annoying – Elevator is using scheduled task to run programs elevated. In order to use elevator, you must have permissions to run scheduled task.

As you can see below, there is no Permissions tab in Windows Vista or Windows 7:


I have NO idea why they removed this. If you want to help Elevator, please vote for this bug report:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Martin, as you said I would like to vote for this bug - but the target URL is gone... best regards, Christoph