I have a few programs that some of our Engineers need to use, but on Windows 7, those programs require Admin rights to work properly. The programs are used to manage Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) on robotic equipment. But I don't want to give Admin rights to the user for the full computer, just that one program.
I remember someone here talking about a program that will allow specific programs to run under admin without giving the user full admin rights on the computer. Anyone know which program that is? I'm drawing a blank.
We now have it in production and for the most part it's been working out great. You can do all kinds of things with it we haven't even touched yet such as elevating certain things like print drivers, etc. Good stuff and reasonable pricing.
We've tried App-V, but one of the requirements of App-V is that the program to be virtualized doesn't access specific hardware resources (or something like that). Virtualizing the drivers to access the PLC controllers causes issues since the generic virtualized drivers don't connect to the hardware correctly. So we tried and ruled that one out.
I think it was the same issue with the Compatibility Toolkit, the PLC controllers didn't like the shim used. The program worked up until it was actually connected to the hardware, so the data wasn't transferred to the logic controllers.
So need something that allows the program to run as an admin, but doesn't give the user full admin access to the computer.