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How to Always Run a Program as an Administrator
Running programs in standard mode is fine for many programs and reduces the access which provides better security controls. However, there are times when running the program as an administrator is a necessity. This post explains how to do this once, and how to set this as the default.
A recent example of where a program needs to be run in administrator mode came from QuickBooks accepting online payments. In this case, the transport layer security level protocol, known as TLS, needed to use version 1.2 to comply with QuickBooks standards. Each time QuickBooks was opened, it prompted with an error about the minimum qualifications not being met. Unfortunately, even after all configurations were set to the listed requirements, the error persisted. Luckily, running QuickBooks as an administrator removed the warning when starting the program.
- Right-click on the program shortcut and select "Properties" listed at the bottom.
- Click on the "Compatibility" tab.
- At the bottom of the window, under the "Privilege Level" heading, check the box next to "Run this program as an administrator".
- Click "Apply" and "Ok" to save this change.
- Open the program normally and it will open as an administrator.
As always, taking a few minutes to configure special options can save a great deal of time if you know how to make the appropriate changes!