General tips: How to run Visual Studio as administrator always

Some times it is needed to run visual studio as administrator for system level activities like if you want to setup IIS virtual directory in your visual studio project, To setup IIS settings etc.

If you want to run visual studio as administrator once, you can right click devenv.exe and select “Run As Administrator”.

But sometimes there are requirement to run visual studio always as admin then you can set privilege level to administrator. Here are the steps:

Step 1 : Goto to executable of Visual studio IDE in “C:Program Files(x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0Common7IDE”, Right click on devenv.exe -> Properties -> Compatibility-> And Select “Run as Administrator” check box.

You will also need to setup for visual studio launcher.

Step 2: Go to executable of Visual Studio Launcher on “C:Program Files (x86)Common Filesmicrosoft sharedMSEnvVsLauncher.exe” and follow same steps like step 1.

1 comment for “General tips: How to run Visual Studio as administrator always

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    December 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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