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I have a OS X Mavericks with Parallels Desktop 9 hosting Windows 8.1 on it. Windows has Visual Studio 2013 installed.

I am working in Coherence mode. If I run Visual Studio from Start menu or some other way, it appears in OS X dock. I can choose to Keep it in dock.

But I need VS to start with Elevated (admin) privileges. The devenv.exe, which is a Visual Studio executable, doesn't have a Compatibility tab where I could check the Always run in Admin mode, which would solve my problem.

How can I have Visual Studio in dock and have it being executed with Admin right?

Thanks.

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Try to launch devenv through runas.exe, there you can specify the user who you want. So you should make a shortcut with the following command:

runas.exe /user:admin "c:\PATHTODEVENV\devenv.exe

As I know it will ask your password, but then you can try the /savecred switch.

More info: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8249705/how-to-run-an-app-as-run-as-administrator-from-command-prompt, and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490994.aspx Good Luck!

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  • I dont understand what I'm supposed to do with this on a mac. – parliament Sep 19 '15 at 15:43

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