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Make Me Admin

Elevating Administrator Privileges Using Make Me Admin

 

HOW IT WORKS


The user launches the Make Me Admin application. If they are authorized to obtain administrator rights, and they are not already an administrator, the “Grant Me Administrator Rights” button is enabled.

 Grant me admin rights

When the user clicks the Grant button, a service, running in the background, adds the user to the Administrators group. The user application notifies the user, and it minimizes to the notification area.

 make me admin confirmation

At this point, the user can perform the actions that require administrator rights. When prompted for credentials, they simply enter their current Windows credentials.

After a configurable period, the user is removed from the Administrators group by the service. The user is notified of this, and the application closes.

remove from admin group

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