How can I make it so that a standard user can install graphic drivers/open pre-specified apps with administrative permissions?

James Tong 20 Reputation points
2024-05-02T14:22:39.3933333+00:00

I have intentions of making it possible for a standard user on my computer to be able to install drivers without the constant need for UAC prompting for admin password. I'm 90% sure this is possible with the right solution, I just haven't been able to find one that solves the problem entirely. More specifically:

I want a standard user to be able to run apps such as AMD Ryzen Master and install drivers via Nvidia GeForce Experience. These tasks requires admin privileges but for me it's a neccesity that a standard user can work with them as in my personal circumstance it isn't feasible to constantly enter the admin password. I am in need of a solution.

**Things I have already tried:

  • Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit - not working... (it's not a administrative bypass, it's just a UAC circumvention)
  • RunAsTool - keeps saying admin password for the admin user is invalid (it isn't).
  • Task Scheduler - only works for an admin account (maybe I did it wrong, but I followed the tutorial here: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/schedule-task-in-windows-7-task-scheduler)
  • Elevated prileges shortcut - only works for an admin account

I believe it's potentially possible via Windows Powershell / Registry Editor / Local Group Policy Editor but I have no idea where to start. I just need something that allows or grants a standard user admin privileges for certain apps that I pre-specify and absolutely trust.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

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  1. MotoX80 32,326 Reputation points
    2024-05-03T18:31:01.3666667+00:00

    If you don't have high security requirements, you can try my RunAsAdmin.ps1 script.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/1656753/am-i-invoking-psexec-wrong-or-is-it-not-working-pr

    There's also Run As Rob. I believe that there are other forum users who have used that successfully.

    https://www.runasrob.com/

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