Running a program as an administrator is fairly easy in Windows 10. You just need to right-click on the program that you want to run with admin rights and then click Run as administrator option. One can also type the name of the program in the search box and then simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to launch the program with admin rights.
Run programs as admin from standard user account
The problem with this feature is that when you are using an account other than the administrator account. Whenever you try to run a program that requires administrator rights from a standard account, you always need to enter the admin account password in order to launch the program. Although this is a security feature, if you want to run a program with admin rights very often, this can be quite irritating.
If you’re using a standard account and often launch programs with admin rights, then you might be looking for a way to launch programs without having to enter the administrator account password each time.
RunAs Tool is a free software designed to help standard account users run programs with admin rights without entering the administrator account password each time.
You just need to enter the admin account password once and you won’t be asked to enter the password while launching the program You will just see the User Account Control prompt where you need to click the Yes button to start the program as administrator.
The program comes in handy for users who have been using standard user account for security and any other reason. If you often need to run programs as an administrator from a standard user account, this program can save plenty of time.
If you’re wondering if the program is compatible with Microsoft account, yes, the program is fully compatible with Microsoft account. That is, you can use this program even if you’re using a Microsoft account to sign-in to Windows 10’s admin account.
Here is how to use RunAsTool on Windows 10:
Step 1: Visit this page and download the RunAsTool.zip file. Extract the zip file to a folder or desktop to get the RunAsTool executable.
Step 2: Launch RunAs Tool from your standard account. It’s a portable software and hence doesn’t need installation.
Step 3: On the first run, you’ll be asked to select the admin account and type the password for the same.
Step 4: Drag and drop shortcuts of programs that you want to launch with admin rights from the standard account without entering the admin account password each time.
Alternatively, you can click the File menu, click Add file, and then browse to the executable of the program that you want to add.
And if you can’t see the above window with options to drag and drop, click the File menu and then click relaunch in Edit mode.
Step 5: Once all programs have been added, right-click on each program’s icon, click Create shortcut, and then select the location as desktop or any other location. That’s it!
From now onwards, whenever you click on these new shortcuts, those programs will be launched with admin rights without prompting you to enter the password.
Those of you who would like to use this software on multiple PCs can use the Import and Export list options to quickly add all those programs to the RunAs Tool’s list on your other PC.
RunAs Tool is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.