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Is Your App Running As Administrator?

, 25 Jan 2011 CPOL
How to make your app detect whether or not it's running in admin mode.

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19 Jan 2011
Samuel Cragg
You can also add an application manifest file. If you're using VS 2010, there's an option for one in the "Add New Item" dialog (right click on the project, click "Add" then click "New Item") and edit the generated file to uncomment the line that says:<requestedExecutionLevel ...

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