Feature Request - Administrator Rights

Guys, a feature request for Projucer when generating Windows files for Visual Studio 2017. Add request administrator rights on stand-alone applications.

Project settings -> Linker -> Manifest File -> UAC Execution Level: requireAdministrator (/level=‘requireAdministrator’)

Thank you.
Best Regards, WilliamK

Why do you need admin rights?
Smells a bit dodgy security wise to me for apps to require this…

you could also add /MANIFESTUAC:level=‘requireAdministrator’ to linker flags, no need to add a manifest-file


In some computers, like mine, the VSTs folder has admin rights. Several users complained about this, so that’s why requesting it. And please, don’t smell my code… :-p

Chistian, thanks, I overlooked that.

Cheers, WilliamK

Christian, it works, sorry guys if I overlooked this one, but I have my flaws. :wink:

This is for an installer, in case you are wondering. If anyone would like to check it out I could make it open-source, but is mostly to install my Wusik products.

Cheers, WilliamK

I set this flag in my installer as well.


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It works :wink: but pay attention because they need to be single quotes