I remember writing very, very simple batch files in the days of DOS to automate a process, but can a batch file be used to start a program from a user account to an administrator mode? I always run in a user account and would like to create a shortcut on the desktop, so that when you double click on it, it starts the program as an administrator. For instance, I have an icon on the desktop of a program when in my user account. I hold down the shift key, right click on the icon to get the - run as - command in the right click menu. I then enter the user name and password, click OK and the program opens as an administrator. Is it possible to automate this process with a batch file or other software placed on the desktop?