Sometimes you want to lunch an application on your system startup – it’s very common task. I usually just put the app into „autostart” folder in my start menu and it works. But sometimes you need to lunch an application that application has a functionality that is UAC restricted. Most of the times it needs „admin permission” to run, but the system won’t ask you for that permission when it lunches itself, it just won’t run your app.
There is a very simple way to bypass that using Task Scheduler.
Here are some steps you have to take to make it work:
First of all – run your Task Scheduler. If you don’t know where to look for it. Just open your start menu and write „Task Scheduler” in the search bar. You can also achieve this by pressing WINDOWS KEY + R and putting %windir%\system32\taskschd.msc /s in the textbox that will pop up.
Then you will have to create a new task by pressing „Create task button” (screen below):
Open „General” tab. Put the name of your task 1 (whatever you want) and the description 2. Then check „Run with highest privileges” 1 (screen below):
Open „Triggers” tab and press „New” button, then choose option that satisfies you 1 (I chose „At log on”, because I want to my app to run as soon as my system starts). Then you can specify user of group for which this task will be created 3 or just check „Any user” 2 (screen below):
Last thing you have to do is opening the „Actions” tab, pressing „New” button and browsing to the app location 1. You can also add arguments you want your app to run with 2 (screen below):