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Request Admin Privileges For Java App On Windows Vista

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When I try to create a new task in the task scheduler via the Java ProcessBuilder class I get an access denied error an Windows Vista. On XP it works just fine.

When I use the "Run as adminstrator" option it runs on Vista as well..

However this is a additional step requeried an the users might not know about this. When the user just double clicks on the app icon it will fail with access denied. My question is how can I force a java app to reuest admin privileges right after startup?

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Answer

I'm not sure you can do it programmatically. If you have an installer for your app, you can add the registry key to force run as admin:

Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Currentversion\Appcompatflags\layers

Key: << Full path to exe >>

Value: RUNASADMIN

Type: REG_SZ

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