Administrator Privileges and Elevation (UAC)
AnyDesk provides the option to run as administrator (elevated), which enables the user to control applications that are limited to administrators. AnyDesk automatically runs as administrator when installed. A session to such remote client cannot request elevation since it's already granted and displays this option as disabled in the actions menu. By default, the portable (not installed) version has only standard user rights. A process that requires administrator privileges won't be accessible. (e.g. Windows Task Manager)
Use Request elevation from the actions menu during session to request elevation for a portable AnyDesk on the remote client in order to control applications running as administrator. AnyDesk asks to either let the remote client confirm or provide the admin credentials for the remote client yourself. When confirmed either way, AnyDesk is elevated on the remote client and thus able to control applications running as administrator. In case the credentials have been submitted to the remote client as shown in the Image to the right, the remote client has to confirm this operation. Thus, submitting credentials to the remote side cannot be done unattended.
Windows has two account types: Administrator and Standard User.
|Administrator accounts||Have complete control. Users with this type of account can change settings globally, install programs and get through the User Account Control (UAC) when elevation to perform a task is required.|
|Standard User accounts||Have more limited control. Users with this type of account can run applications, but they can't install new programs. Users can change system settings, but only settings that won't affect other accounts. If a task requires elevations an username and password for an administrator will be needed to pass through the UAC prompt.|