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User Account Control or UAC

Show mapped network drives in elevated apps

  • regedit
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • add DWORD EnableLinkedConnections with value 1
  • restart your computer or the (Lanman) Workstation service

Elevated app without UAC prompt

Add a task to the task scheduler, running a program/script with the highest privileges. Then create a shortcut that calls this task:
  • Task Scheduler
  • if desired, create a separate folder "NoUAC"
  • Create New Task…
    • General:
      • fill in Name
      • check Run with highest privileges
      • in Configure for: choose Windows 10 (of Windows Server 2012 R2)
    • Actions:
      • New…: browse for the Program/script to be executed
    • Conditions
      • Uncheck Start the task only if the computer is on AC power
    • Settings
      • Uncheck Stop the task if it runs longer than:
  • New > Shortcut
  • Target: C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /RUN /TN "NoUAC\TaskName"
source: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57690-create-elevated-shortcut-without-uac-prompt-windows-10-a.html
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