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7saturn [Runas Spc]
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7saturn [Usage]
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 There is a far more comfortable way of implementing this, where you simply start an application or game with administration privileges, without ever being asked for the password, but still having that account secured by a password. Windows has certain means that allow that in principle, by starting the application with a batch file. That, however has one big drawback: The password has to be entered into that file in plain. For security reasons, that is a no-go. Another means is **Runas Spc**. With it you can create ''​*.spc''​ files, which include the password in an encrypted fashion, along with some other information required to start the application. There is a far more comfortable way of implementing this, where you simply start an application or game with administration privileges, without ever being asked for the password, but still having that account secured by a password. Windows has certain means that allow that in principle, by starting the application with a batch file. That, however has one big drawback: The password has to be entered into that file in plain. For security reasons, that is a no-go. Another means is **Runas Spc**. With it you can create ''​*.spc''​ files, which include the password in an encrypted fashion, along with some other information required to start the application.
 ===== Usage ===== ===== Usage =====
-Download the application from [[http://​robotronic.de/​runasspc/​runasspc.zip|hier]]. Extract the Zip archive, usually ​to a place, where you place your programs. **Important**:​ As this application is intended to be started by ordinary users, ​those users require the privileges ​set to reach this folder and start applications from it. The archive contains files like ''​runasspcadmin.exe'',​ ''​runasspc.exe''​ and some help files. Most of it is not required to use Runas Spc. ''​runasspcadmin.exe''​ is required to create the ''​*.spc''​ files anzulegen, ''​runasspc.exe''​ to use them for starting applications/​games.+Download the application from [[http://​robotronic.de/​runasspc/​runasspc.zip|here]]. Extract the zip archive to a place, where you place your programs. **Important**:​ As this application is intended to be started by ordinary users, users require the privileges to reach this folder and start applications from it. The archive contains files like ''​runasspcadmin.exe'',​ ''​runasspc.exe''​ and some help files. Most of it is not required to use Runas Spc. ''​runasspcadmin.exe''​ is required to create the ''​*.spc''​ files, ''​runasspc.exe''​ to use them for starting applications/​games.
  
 The creation is easy: The creation is easy:
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   * The path name should be the application to be started. In the screenshot it is the binary of [[Star Trek - Armada 1]].   * The path name should be the application to be started. In the screenshot it is the binary of [[Star Trek - Armada 1]].
   * Under ''​Authentification''​ keep the selection set to ''​Local''​. The application is intended to be started locally.   * Under ''​Authentification''​ keep the selection set to ''​Local''​. The application is intended to be started locally.
-  * ''​Username''​ and ''​Password''​ are those of the administration account to be used. It is not important, which user it is (it does not need to be the user ''​Administrator''​),​ only that the user does in fact have administration privileges. +  * ''​Username''​ and ''​Password''​ are those of the administration account to be used. It is not important, which user it is (it not necessarily ​the user ''​Administrator''​),​ only that the user does in fact have administration privileges. 
-  * After clicking on ''​Save Cryptfile''​ you are asked, where the file should be placed. It is recommended,​ to place this file  in the folder of the application/​game. +  * After clicking on ''​Save Cryptfile''​ you are asked, where the file should be placed. It is recommended,​ to place this file in the folder of the application/​game. 
-  * Last step is to edit the start menu or desktop link to point to the just created file, started by Runas Spc.  In the example above this is the start command: ''<​nowiki>"​C:​\Program Files (x86)\runasspc\runasspc.exe"​ /​cryptfile:"​C:​\Spiele\Star Trek - Armada 1 - Englisch\Armada.spc"​ /​quiet</​nowiki>''​. The switch ''/​quite''​ suppresses unneeded start messages. Of course the paths you provide here, must fit your own situation. +  * Last step is to edit the start menu or desktop link to point to the just created file, started by Runas Spc.  In the example above this is the start command: ''<​nowiki>"​C:​\Program Files (x86)\runasspc\runasspc.exe"​ /​cryptfile:"​C:​\Spiele\Star Trek - Armada 1 - Englisch\Armada.spc"​ /​quiet</​nowiki>''​. The switch ''/​quiet''​ suppresses unneeded start messages. Of course the paths you provide here, must fit your own situation. 
-That's it! Now the application/​game can be started with administration privileges without ​haveing ​to be an administrator or providing the credentials to an administrative account, simply by opening ​the link.+That's it! Now the application/​game can be started with administration privileges without ​having ​to be an administrator or providing the credentials to an administrative account. Simply open the link.
  
 See also the [[http://​robotronic.de/​runasspc.html|manufacturers website]]. See also the [[http://​robotronic.de/​runasspc.html|manufacturers website]].
  
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