Running an app in guest account which requires admin rights

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by ganons, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. ganons

    ganons GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 12, 2005
    So on Win 8.1 and have Photoshop installed and want a guest user to use it 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?

  2. RandomOddness

    RandomOddness GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 16, 2010
    Have you tried right clicking the shortcut, going to compatibility, click "Change settings for all users" and set run program as administrator? Though as far as I'm aware, Photoshop is a bugger to get running without admin rights, so I don't think it will be possible to run it on a guest account without the admin password unless using the shift key and running it as a user with elevated privileges.
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I tend to stick with GIMP until I need RAW support (rare) but over the years I have seen various "portable" versions of photoshop offered for download (CS6, compressed is just under 100 megs). Now I do not know if they will work in this case (portable does not necessarily mean runs without admin rights) but it could be worth a try.

    As for the matter at hand I can not say I have had to fight windows guest abilities in recent times and most things I really care about have behaved themselves. There might be a simple checkbox somewhere but I do not know it offhand.
  4. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Er, I've got CS5 and it doesn't ask for admin rights. I don't ever remember photoshop asking just to run.

    Make a new shortcut right to the main exe and put it on the user's desktop?

    Unless photoshop was installed "for just me" instead of "for all users", which would be the issue.
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