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I have a c# program that it runs on startup
I'm going to run this program as administrator on startup
Please help me

What I have tried:

I have tried this code in app.manifest file to run the program as administrator but program doesn't run on startup :
<requestedExecutionLevel level="requireAdministrator" uiAccess="false" />
Updated 19-Dec-19 6:28am

If you put a shortcut in the "startup" folder and set the application to run as administrator, it won't work. Windows will block the application from running, and show a tray icon to allow the user to start the program.

You'll need to use the Windows Task Scheduler to launch your program instead:
Make Vista launch UAC restricted programs at startup with Task Scheduler - TechRepublic[^]
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Mohammad Tavoosi 19-Dec-19 12:20pm    
I put exe file address to Registry and it works with sample program but Does not work with run program as administrator.
please help me
Richard Deeming 19-Dec-19 12:25pm    
As I said, Windows will block startup programs from running elevated. You're going to have to use the Task Scheduler.
In addition to Richard's advice, here's a trick I used to allow an application to start at startup:
In your application check if it is run with admin rights, if not then restart it asking for admin rights.
At the moment I do not have my source code at hand, but I will post it tomorrow if you want it.
// Program

        public static bool IsAdministrator()
                WindowsIdentity identity = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
                WindowsPrincipal principal = new WindowsPrincipal(identity);
                return principal.IsInRole(WindowsBuiltInRole.Administrator);

// Form1

        private void Form1Shown(object sender, EventArgs e)
            this.Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor;
            this.Cursor = Cursors.Default;

        private void Run1()
            if (!Program.IsAdministrator())
                // Restart and run as admin
                var exeName = Process.GetCurrentProcess().MainModule.FileName;
                ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new ProcessStartInfo(exeName);
                startInfo.Verb = "runas";
                startInfo.Arguments = "restart";
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Mohammad Tavoosi 19-Dec-19 12:27pm    
RickZeeland 20-Dec-19 1:56am    
Updated with the source code as promised :)
Also one option is to start new process with elevated privileges. Have a look at the example in Option 2 in the beginning of Directory size browser[^]
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