Run as system

Run application under system account and bypass the UAC

Run as system start an application with the highest privileges on windows, with more rights than an administrator.

The system account is running in the highest privilege level on Window.
To run under system account is suitable for most installation procedures, updates, patches, copy actions, background tasks or administrator jobs.
Bypass UAC dialog and have access to internal system folders.
In a domain, the account is known as local computer name, important to know if you want to give them permissions on a share.
The downside of system user is an incomplete account, because it’s missing user settings in an own profile path and HKEY_USERS registry key.

Video example: How to configure application to run under system account by RunAsRob on Windows 10.

Date: 2024-04-12
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