Windows 10: Can't run a shortcut in startup folder as administrator

Discus and support Can't run a shortcut in startup folder as administrator in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a program shortcut in the startup folder that I need to run as admin, otherwise it prompts me to do it manually after the system starts, which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by oao, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. OAO
    oao Win User

    Can't run a shortcut in startup folder as administrator


    I have a program shortcut in the startup folder that I need to run as admin, otherwise it prompts me to do it manually after the system starts, which is annoying.

    The Shortcut tab has an Advanced button where I can check a Run as Admin box, but the system does not let me check it.
    Any idea why? I am logged in as an admin

    :)
     

  2. In Windows 10, how can I disable program running at startup without logging in to administrator account?

    If the item that is running is coming from the "HKEY Local Machine" (global) registry branch, or from the /All Users "Startup" folder, then it can't be changed from the user. This is similar to desktop icons for example. If an administrator installed Adobe
    Reader, and the shortcut icon got copied to the /All Users desktop folder, then no individual user would ever be able to delete that icon.
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Jul 20, 2016
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  3. ShaqWQ Win User
    How to Automatically Launch Windows Universal Apps on Startup

    For desktop apps, copying and pasting a shortcut file to the Startup folder does the trick, but this does not apply to Windows Apps. I've already tried gaining administrative access to the WindowsApps folder and into the files of my chosen app, but clicking
    on the exe file of the chosen app shows error that says "This application can only run in the context of an app container" and as a result, the shortcut dragging method to Startup folder still won't work.
     
    ShaqWQ, Jul 20, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't run a shortcut in startup folder as administrator

    Hello oao, *Smile

    By default, Windows will not allow a program to run elevated at startup.

    However, you could use the method in the tutorial below as a workaround by creating an elevated shortcut that you can place in your Startup folder to have it run as administrator at startup without a UAC prompt.

    Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
     
    Brink, Jul 20, 2016
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