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In order to debug processes in Visual Studio, I need to be running it in administrator. This morning I had to close Visual Studio to reopen it in administrator mode for the last time. I went searching for how to avoid this problem in the future.
One solution is to always run your application in administrator mode. This process needs to be set up for each application you want to run in this way, but the steps are fairly trivial:
Find the application in the start menu, right click, and select
Open File Location1
Right click on the shortcut and click
Advanced on the
Run as administrator box and save
That’s it! Now the application will always run in administrator mode. You’ll still get the pop up confirming you want it to run in administrator mode, but you won’t have to worry about forgetting to manually select that you want it to run with elevated privileges.
Credit to CNET for the how-to.
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