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-There are a bunch of Windows Games, that require administration rights, to either be started at all or run properly. It is, however recommendednot to work as a user with administration privileges all the time, for security reasons. This leads to the annoying situation, that you have to run your games with administration privileges which usually makes the computer ask for the password of the administrative user. This may even be unpractical altogether. An example is [[Star Trek - Armada 1]], which requires administration privileges and [[GameRanger]]. As the password question takes to long, GameRanger assumes, something went wrong, and aborts the whole start. Which makes online play impossible.+There are a bunch of Windows Games, that require administration privilages in order to either be started at all or to run properly. For security reasons it is however, recommended not to work as a user with administration privileges all the time. This leads to the annoying situation, that you have to run your games with administration privileges which usually makes the computer ask you for the password of the administrative user. This may even be unpractical altogether. An example is [[Star Trek - Armada 1]], which requires administration privileges and [[GameRanger]]. As the password question takes to long, GameRanger assumes, something went wrong, and aborts the whole start. Which makes online play impossible.
  
 There is a far more comfortable way of implementing this, where you simply start an application or game with administration privileges, without ever being asked for the password, but still having that account secured by a password. Windows has certain means that allow that in principle, by starting the application with a batch file. That, however has one big drawback: The password has to be entered into that file in plain. For security reasons, that is a no-go. Another means is **Runas Spc**. With it you can create ''*.spc'' files, which include the password in an encrypted fashion, along with some other information required to start the application. There is a far more comfortable way of implementing this, where you simply start an application or game with administration privileges, without ever being asked for the password, but still having that account secured by a password. Windows has certain means that allow that in principle, by starting the application with a batch file. That, however has one big drawback: The password has to be entered into that file in plain. For security reasons, that is a no-go. Another means is **Runas Spc**. With it you can create ''*.spc'' files, which include the password in an encrypted fashion, along with some other information required to start the application.
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