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Run program as administrator...

Run program as administrator...

Run program as administrator...

(OP)
Hello again!

One of my programs require administrator privileges in order to look some information from the registry. Is there any way to force the UAC dialog in Windows Vista and 7 at startup so the program would get administrative rights? Normally the program starts without asking for permissions and I can't access the registry.

Thanks!

RE: Run program as administrator...

You could provide a 'manifest' file, within which you could define that the associated executable requires administrative privileges.

Not sure whether or not this would automatically bring up the UAC dialogue though.

RE: Run program as administrator...

(OP)
The problem is that MSDN offerd examples only for Visual C++... I can't find any embed manifest option in Borland.

RE: Run program as administrator...

You can just create a manifest file using NotePad - it's only a text file containing XML.

The name of the manifest file has to be based on the name of your executable file (I can't remember the required naming standard, sorry) and it should be placed in the same folder as the executable file.

The important content (for your purposes) is to include the required 'level' value in the 'requestedExecutionLevel' element.

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